Bar declared nuisance

EVANSTON, OH (FOX19) - Judge Nadine Allen issued a court order on Wednesday declaring a local bar a public nuisance and ordering it to shut down.

According to the court order, Perkins Lounge has been the site of chronic drug violations for the past two years, and police have been called to location about five or six times a month. Informants working with police have also bought drugs at the club.

Early Wednesday morning, the bar was the site of a fight that turned into a shooting in the parking lot across the street.

According to the court order, the owners of the club do not deny the convictions. Police say the owner refused to follow the police recommendations to reduce crime at the business.

The court ruled the bar will be closed for one year, from May 19, 2010 until May 19, 2011.

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