Thu., 9:20 pm: Olympic Inn loses appeal for liquor permit

WARREN — A judge has rejected the efforts of a local bar owner to obtain a liquor permit to reopen the Parkman Road establishment.

Linda Gadd, owner of Gadd’s Olympic Inn, had asked a court last year to overturn a state commission’s decision that denied her the 2012-13 license.

Her appeal was filed Sept. 13 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

This week, Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Colleen O’Donnell upheld the state commission’s decision to reject the liquor renewal permit, stating that the move “is supported by reliable, probative and substantial evidence and is accordance with law.”

In her decision dated Monday, O’Donnell explained there’s “reliable, substantial evidence” that supports that the operation of the bar threatened the safety of the public and the police, placed “a drain” on the Warren police department’s resources and “substantially interfered with the public decency, sobriety, peace and good order of the neighborhood.” Also, that “criminal activity taking place in and around the premises was directly related to its operation.”

Read the entire story in Friday’s Tribune Chronicle