A petition seeking to repeal and replace St. Joseph’s clean air ordinance has failed to get the needed number of signatures.
The St. Joseph Health Department investigated four complaints of smoking in city bars in December.
The St. Joseph City Council’s decision to leave a 1993 smoking ordinance on the books, which contradicts the city’s smoking ban, continues to create problems.
A special municipal judge ruled Tuesday in favor of the city’s smoking ban and against the owner of Uncle D’s Sports Bar & Grill.
An initial hearing was held Tuesday for a bar owner who is challenging the enforcement of the citywide smoking ban.
A handful of citations have been issued to violators of the city’s new indoor smoking ban.
Despite a law banning it, some bars in St. Joseph have decided to allow smoking inside.
A longtime South Side bar is closing its doors, in part due to the smoking ban.