PRESS RELEASE, 7/29/2016

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces closing of 2 nuisance locations

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the closing of 2 nuisance locations in Norwood, Ohio pursuant to the granting of Temporary Restraining Orders.

Norwood Police in conjunction with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department executed the orders this morning on both businesses.

Sherman Market, 1764 Sherman Avenue, is now closed.  This property included a convenience store and 6 rental units.  The business as well as the rental units will now be closed until further court action.  The Red Cross will be contacted if there are any residents who need assistance.

Donna’s Carry-Out, located at 1919 Cleneay Avenue, is also now closed.  This property consisted of a carry-out and liquor store.  The business will be closed until further court action.

Both businesses had been long time problems in Norwood, Ohio.  In the last 2 years, the police were called to Sherman Market 217 times for a variety of calls including fights, a felonious assault where 1 person was shot, drug trafficking, warrant service and suspicious persons.  The police had been called to Donna’s Carry-Out  153 times in the last 2 years for runs including drug activity, fights, thefts, DUIs, weapon charges, child endangering and sale of alcohol to underage persons.

These cases will now be set in front of Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Presiding Equity Judge Megan Shanahan for future hearings for all parties to present their arguments in court for a determination about final action on the businesses.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “This is a good day for Norwood.  Two businesses that caused nothing but trouble for the law-abiding citizens in the community have been shut down. Norwood citizens constantly complained about these businesses.

Norwood Police made an inordinate number of runs to these locations and each time they responded they put themselves at risk.  The surrounding community was also at risk as long as these businesses continued to operate.  Norwood P.D. did an excellent job dealing with these businesses and an even better job in getting them shut down.

My thanks to the Norwood Police Department, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Heroin Task Force for their efforts this morning in shutting down these centers of illegal activity in Norwood.”