|Breaking News: County Commissioners overturn zoning decision on Jehovah Witnesses assembly hall|
|Written by Joe Awad|
|Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:20 PM|
Hamilton County commissioners Wednesday, Nov. 14, overturned a decision by the county rural zoning commission that paves the way for the Jehovah Witnesses to build an assembly hall and church in the Harrison Township / Harrison Joint Economic Development District.
Township attorney, William Keating, argued that JED state law “trumped” local zoning laws. Commissioners rejected that argument.
More than 50 members of the Jehovah Witness organization waited in a nearby conference room for the decision.
Philip King, legal counsel for the Jehovah Witnesses, said the organization will be a good neighbor and will provide economic benefits to Harrison and nearby communities. He said the thousands of church members who will attend assemblies throughout the year will spend money at local restaurants, gas stations, and other retailers.
Look for updated story later today.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:39 PM|