WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - - This northern Cincinnati township has settled a lawsuit by Indiana-based adult club owners who had planned to open a swingers club near a daycare.
Melissa Warren and Eric Adams of Sanford Group LLC planned to open the sexually oriented business in the 9800 block of Harwood Court off Commercial Drive and Ohio 4.
But that quickly set off a controversy in this Butler County suburb. Some community members raised concerns that the club would sit about 652 feet from a daycare, and the township revoked their business license and zoning certificate in November.
A judge ruled the township shouldn't have revoked the club's permit.
Now, West Chester officials and Sanford Group have reached a settlement that calls for Warren and Adams not to open another such sexually oriented business or similar use in town.
The township agreed to pay Sanford Group $61,000 and the site's landlord $29,000 toward unpaid rent.
Warren and Adams said in a lengthy statement to FOX19 NOW last year they operated a similar private club in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for four years and were a model business with no problems needing police intervention.