Like many communities in Ohio, Orrville had a long-standing breed-specific law targeting pit bulls in their community that was modeled after the state law.
A year ago, the state of Ohio passed HB 14 into law, and repealed the state-wide prohibitions on pit bulls.
Since that time, nearly a dozen communities in Ohio have removed their local pit bull legislation, including Lebanon, Strongville, Geneva on the Lake, North Royalton, Painsville, Shreve, Bay Village, Avon Lake, and Cincinnati. Other cities, like Cleveland and Toledo repealed theirs prior to the change in the state law.
Now, Orrville has joined the ranks (thanks to Stop BSL for the hat tip).
Logic, common sense, and expert testimony are clearly beginning to win out over hysteria and nonsense in the talk about dangerous dog laws, and communities are overwhelmingly choosing to go with breed-neutral, behavior-based laws instead of breed-specific ones.
Congrats to the community of Orrville.