• Butler Co. wants to ban use of all tobacco products outside courthouse


    Butler County wants to ban the use of any type of tobacco products outside the courthouse.

    It comes after vaping-related illnesses hospitalized hundreds of people across the country.

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    Smoking outside the courthouse has been prohibited since 2008, but there are still rogue ashtrays in a few secluded corners of the building. On Wednesday morning, county commissioners beefed up the smoking policy to include no vaping, cigars or any type of tobacco. 

    Watch a full report from Channel 11's Amy Marcinkiewicz above.



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