(Toledo, OH) The four-year legal battle between Lucas County and the city of Toledo is coming to an end. The county commissioners are expected to approve a settlement today, ending a dispute over who should pay to send inmates to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.
Toledo City Council approved their end of the settlement Tuesday. The city and county will each pay a share of a $500,000 outstanding debt owed to the regional jail for beds once set aside for Toledo inmates-- and CCNO will consider the matter closed.
Toledo's mayor says the city's $200,000 share seems like a reasonable price to pay for peace.
The settlement ends a jail dispute that spanned the last two mayors and county commissioners and led to expensive litigation that went all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court.