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Businesses in Elmwood Place hurting because of speed cameras

Elmwood Place Police Chief William Peskin, who says speed cameras are becoming very common. Elmwood Place Police Chief William Peskin, who says speed cameras are becoming very common.
ELMWOOD PLACE, OH (FOX19) -

Elmwood Place business owners say the community's speed cameras are affecting them in a negative way.

"These cameras are just affecting revenue all over this town," said Holly Calhoun, who manages the Elmwood Place Quick Mart.

She says business has dropped because people are afraid of getting speeding tickets while driving through the village.

"We were doing pretty good on businesses around here before the cameras started," said Calhoun.

She has taken it upon herself to rally other businesses to gather together and protest the robotic speed cameras.

"We're going to get a protest started. We need to get all this going or this nonsense is never going to end," she said. "It's time for the businesses to get together. All the small business owners need to get together," she said.

"We're losing money," said Bobby Ball, who runs the Paradise Fitness Center on Vine Street. "You're talking about anywhere from $3,000 to $4,000 a month."

That's how much he says he's losing.

He says he's lost over 30 clients who told him it's specifically because of the speed cameras.

"Yes. They said they're scared they're going to get a ticket. They don't know where the cameras are, and that's the reason they're not coming to the gym," he said.

However, village officials have said they're not going away.

They're being used all over the eastern part of the United States and are staying put.

"They're going to have to bypass every place in town," said Police Chief William Peskin. "Because eventually these are going to spread. They may not spread fast but eventually you're going to see it."

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