Green Twp. suing teen night club

By Joe Danneman - bio | email

GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - The party may be over at a local teen night club now that Green Township leaders are taking the club to court.

On Thursday, a judge granted Green Township a temporary restraining order against Club Octane, meaning the club cannot open for business the next two weeks, and might stay closed.

"I wouldn't recommend it because my cousin got jumped up there," said Cori Gill, who partied at Club Octane.

"Club Octane has been a big problem," adds Bart West, police chief of Green Township.

The club opened this spring in Green Township. Police say they break up fights at the club every weekend.

"There was a firecracker that went off," said Frank Hyle, Green Township's law director. "It resulted in a stampede out of the club."

It's why the township took the club to court.

The owner of Club Octane did not respond to FOX19's calls, but he did call the courtroom during Thursday's hearing. He told the court he plans to shut down his teen night club.

"We think their operation has been unsafe and a danger to the patrons in the community," said Hyle.

The club must stay closed until a judge rules on in its permanent future in two weeks.

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