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Salem woman tired of noise

June 5, 2013

SALEM — A Jennings Avenue resident reported what she called a case of noise harassment by her neighbor and asked Salem City Council members for a solution....

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Stormcat

Jun-05-13 6:25 PM

Some people are so inconsiderate of others. Either turn the music down or use headphones!

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rpmwwe

Jun-05-13 1:18 PM

2917.11(A) is actually worded as, "No person shall recklessly cause inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm to another by doing any of the following:", with the key word being "recklessly".

Subsections (A)3 or (A)5 can be used to enforce loud or unreasonable noise.

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WatchDog

Jun-05-13 9:19 AM

Pass a nuisance ordinance.

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concerned

Jun-05-13 7:49 AM

Stofit I am not trying to defend the noisy neighbor by any means. I think he needs to tone it down. But in the portion of the law you quoted, isn't the key to defining disorderly conduct "While intending to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm" It probably is not easy trying to prove that someone within the confines of their own home is intending to cause public inconvenience or harm. I think when they put the 80 foot rule into the ordinance that they thought was a reasonable distance before that comes into effect. The situation is unfortunate and if the neighbor is that loud you would think it would be loud 80ft away and he would be in violation. I have neighbors that live probably 200 feet away and if I go outside I can hear their TV in the summer time. It is not because they are intending to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm. It is because they can't hear very well and to them it is not loud.

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STofit

Jun-05-13 6:43 AM

FYI from the lawyers site. Disorderly conduct is the most common charge. Ohio law (Ohio Rev. Code section 2917.11) defines it as doing any of the following, while intending to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm:

Threatening someone Fighting Engaging in violent behavior Using offensively coarse or grossly abusive language or gestures Making unreasonable noise Insulting or taunting someone, in circumstances where it’s likely to provoke a violent response Hindering people’s movement on public streets for no reasonable purpose Creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition that doesn’t serve a legitimate purpose

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