Voters won't see stripper law

A petition effort to ask voters to overturn new regulations involving sexually-oriented businesses like strip clubs has fallen short of requirements needed to put it on the November ballot, Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has announced.

Petition circulators needed valid signatures from at least three percent of those who voted in the last gubernatorial election in 44 Ohio counties. At most, the Vote No on Issue 1 campaign, formerly known as Citizens for Community Standards, may have met the requirement in 31 counties.

Absent court intervention, Mrs. Brunner announced, the law will go into effect once the results are certified and the question will not appear on the November ballot.