Norwalk cops cite Spin to Win again

Norwalk authorities are making good on their promise to issue daily citations to Spin to Win, a Water Street business using games of skill or chance, depending on the interpretation such as Tic-Tac Fruit machines. Police on Wednesday issued the citation to business owner David J. Pugh, 57, of 32 N. Old State Road, for operating without a permit, a zoning-related violation. So far, Pugh and operators Ed and Bonnie Cordle, of Berlin Heights, have been issued at least six citations on a charge of violating Norwalk's general business zoning code.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Norwalk authorities are making good on their promise to issue daily citations to Spin to Win, a Water Street business using games of skill or chance, depending on the interpretation such as Tic-Tac Fruit machines.

Police on Wednesday issued the citation to business owner David J. Pugh, 57, of 32 N. Old State Road, for operating without a permit, a zoning-related violation. So far, Pugh and operators Ed and Bonnie Cordle, of Berlin Heights, have been issued at least six citations on a charge of violating Norwalk's general business zoning code.

Norwalk City Zoning Officer Linda Hebert sent Spin to Win a letter Aug. 21, instructing the business to "cease and desist operation immediately" until it had obtained the proper zoning permit. Hebert then referred the matter to Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara, who decided to have the police issue daily citations until the matter is resolved.

Reese Wineman, Spin to Win's attorney, has said zoning can be "used" and "enacted" to violate someone's civil rights, but doesn't know if the city is doing a witch hunt.

"It's going to shut their business down," Wineman said Tuesday. "They've been ordered to shut their business down. Period."

Comments

Patty (Anonymous)

I think this is hilarious...Gambling is gambling and the voters said no to casinos in Ohio. After they shut this place down for good they need to go after the clubs that have them since they operate with a license to sell tickets and part of that money has to be given away to charity but yet they keep 100% of their take out of the machines and don't issue 1099's to anyone. Manager of Norwalk club hit their clubs machines for over $20,000 in a months time and does not have to pay taxes on it...What a wonderful SCAM they have going...

norwalk bingo p...

st marys bingo has had there issues with there bingo game also, but no ones does anything about it.for years they scammed all of the norwalk people, and still do.POLICE go get the clubs there really doing all the illegal stuff. Send in people to get these ones.