Municipal Ordinances require snow removal from sidewalks, but enforcement is spotty
Good snow removal story from Enquirer Are you puzzled about the property owner's duty to remove snow from sidewalks? Cincinnati Enquirer does a 1/2 decent review of the current law of sidewalks. PS: across Ohio this winter RHINO has seen local stories warning of increased enforcement of sidewalk ordinances. Here's the Enquirer article: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/your-watchdog/consumer/2015/03/02/snow-enforcement-lax-change/24282617/ Here's a related article: Warming trend typically signals injury trend http://www.toledoblade.com/Medical/2015/03/02/Warming-trend-typically-signals-injury-trend.html Another related article: Penalties for snowy sidewalks are rare http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2015/03/02/penalties-snowy-sidewalks-rare/24286331/ Another story Who Owns It Handicapped-residents trapped by ice and snow http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Who-Owns-It-Handicapped-residents-trapped-by-ice-and-snow-90932.shtml Parma law requires residents to shovel sidewalks; repeat violators could be fined http://www.cleveland.com/parma/index.ssf/2015/03/parma_law_requires_residents_t.html#incart_river Officials seek improvements in shoveling http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2015/03/04/Officials-seek-improvements-in-shoveling.html Who’s responsible for shoveling the sidewalks? Failing to shovel your sidewalk is illegal, but don’t expect the city to enforce the ordinance any time soon. http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/story/news/local/2015/03/05/responsible-shoveling-sidewalks/24449975/ Here's more on snow removal.