OH township shuts down teen's charity haunted house
Reaction to township's action
- Duration 3:29
- Date Sep 24, 2012
Reaction to township's action
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Call it that nightmare before Halloween and Ohio -- township shutting down a popular haunted house created by a teenager every year to raise money for charity.
This is an update to a story that we first brought you this time last year joining us now is that -- -- the creator of -- acres scored Ryan -- -- thank you for joining us Ryan.
Thank -- -- so tell us about this house and the charity it supports and how hot.
-- -- over the years.
-- scores been around for nine years now we've and raising money for to make a wish foundation.
Is our second -- doing that since we got so big last year and unfortunately we've got so big finish us down this here.
Yes -- we want to put up on the screen other comments from -- town administrator who fox also spoke with on the phone this morning Kevin -- He says that the haunted -- as a safety hazard it does not have any safety exits -- -- not have safety alarms that does not have a sprinkler system.
The electricity consists of extension cords from the house that could easily short out or hurt someone and -- -- told us on the phone.
Our own fire Marshal said he would never let his kids in -- what the safety issues.
Though worsen things that they Entrust us -- saying you know we were saying okay we you know we -- try to fix it we could try to work with them you know there's just.
They're saying there's too much too soon and you know that they had -- -- -- -- So you did say that you would try to address some of the air safety issues and and you -- have -- idea for Halloween to to get that done I think they said no forget it.
There are so they also said that there's an overcrowding danger that the house is less than 800 square feet.
And that as many as a thousand people came through last year.
And that would not only put a strain on the building also puts a strain on the parking on this residential road what could you really do about that issue.
Actually -- additional parking at a local business called -- from hole.
And have a huge parking lot there actually within walking distance of the -- house so we have plans for that actually.
Plowing that -- business offered to allow -- to park in their lot for this charity yeah.
Interesting parts of -- also says -- out of the building permit he says the haunted house is 25 by forty you need a permit for that type of structure.
And it's against zoning code to charge people even for -- charity in an area zoned residential.
Police say that.
I mean we've we've talked to -- about we so -- make it free and if they wanna do the nation that can give a donation but.
You know everything was suggested it was just know you guys can't do that now.
So we had to shut down this year.
What kind of reaction are you getting from people who have been going to this for nine years.
People are really upset because become loyal local favorite people come out every year we had people from -- from like Pittsburgh you know traveling stations to -- -- it's been crazy.
Fortunately issue is shut it down and we're actually moving a lot of stuff to another location doing something smaller this year.
-- you are gonna try to do something else and still raising money for make a wish.
Yeah a local business calls skyway solely to tiger is allowing us to come decorate their.
Place they can -- caught -- laser -- and is still -- when temperatures.
It's a great charity make a wish.
All right well I hope things work out day in your new location and best of luck maybe you can work out these issues up for next Halloween.
We'll see what happens death -- and they're off thank you so much.
Thank you well too.