Timing Is Everything

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The Pickerington Ohio City Council considered a measure that critics said would have led to jail time for people who put their garbage out early. The ordinance was designed to bar people with Friday trash pickups from putting their garbage out before Thursday night, and require them to take their cans in by Friday night. In response to controversy over the measure, the City Council narrowly defeated the proposal to make trash-timing violations a felony; instead, violators will be fined $150.