WARREN - One of two appeals hearings on the renewal of liquor permits for controversial bars in the city is scheduled to happen today in Columbus.
The owner of Gadd's Olympic Inn is challenging the Ohio Division of Liquor Control's decision from March that denies the renewal of the 2012-13 permit to operate the Parkman Road N.W. bar.
The hearing is set for 10:45 a.m. before the Liquor Control Commission.
Andrew Zellers, attorney for owner Linda Gadd, did not want to comment Tuesday.
The Division of Liquor Control based its decision on findings that the bar substantially interfered with the safety of the neighborhood, and its owners demonstrated a disregard for state ordinances.
Warren objected to Gadd's renewal attempt and provided the state evidence during a hearing in December that showed police responded at least 27 times to the bar in 2012.
Other testimony came from Terrance Dial and his wife, Pamela, who live next door to the bar. Pamela Dial was wounded by a stray bullet fired from the parking lot of the bar after closing time.
The Dials have sued Gadd in connection with the shooting, and Gadd has sued the city, claiming it has interfered with her operating the business.
Meanwhile, the other hearing that was scheduled for today, involving Blue Magoo's Ventures LLC, which held the permit for the former Sunset Lounge on East Market Street, has been postponed. In this case, Warren had its objection to the renewal of the 2012-13 permit overruled by the state and is challenging that decision. The city plans to offer evidence of police calls and of a shooting death at the bar, Warren Law Director Gregory V. Hicks has said. That evidence was not provided at the hearing in February.