North Olmsted’s Prior Restraint and Content-based Sign Code

The following article originally appeared in the December 1999 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. By John Yarger, Esq., and Jennifer Flinchpaugh On Aug. 17, Federal Magistrate Judge Patricia Hemann of Ohio’s Northern District filed her “Report and Recommendations” regarding the North Olmsted Chamber of Commerce vs. City of North Olmsted lawsuit. In her […]

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Penn State/USSC Legibility Study Helps Signshop Earn Variance

Practical application of USSC’s Penn State study helped Mercer Signs obtain variances The following article originally appeared in the July 1999 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. By Wade Swormstedt Nearly four years ago, the United States Sign Council (USSC) embarked on an ambitious study with the Penn State Transportation Institute. Signs of different […]

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Glossary of Outdoor Advertising

The Outdoor Advertising Association of America website includes a glossary of terms. You can view it here. http://oaaa.org/AboutOOH/OOHBasics/OOHGlossaryofTerms.aspx         Wade SwormstedtWade is Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry. Formerly he was Editor and Publisher of Signs of the Times magazine.More Posts

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When the Proposed International Zoning Code Threatened the Sign Industry

Code-development authorities unwittingly imperiled the sign industry The following article originally appeared in the October 1997 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. An update appears on this website at http://fasi.org/2000/01/11/zone-defense/ By Bill Dundas When Signs of the Times magazine┬áreceived an alarming fax from the United States Sign Council’s Executive Director Andrew D. Bertucci at […]

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