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Warren committee debates massage parlor regulations

Published: Thu, June 2, 2011 @ 6:54 p.m.


Officials would like the 10 massage parlors in Warren to be gone, but to establish laws that hold up in court means starting with the assumption that they are legal businesses, city Law Director Greg Hicks said Thursday.

Just because people say “we all know” that prostitution takes place in these businesses, that doesn’t give a city the right to enact restrictive laws to push them out, Hicks told council and community members at a Warren City Council committee meeting.

If the business isn’t operating in a legitimate manner, that is up to the police to handle, Hicks said.

Police Chief Tim Bowers, who attended much of Thursday’s meeting, said he cannot comment on what his department will or will not be doing to combat possible illegal activities at Warren’s massage parlors.

Bob Weitzel, a member of the Northwest Neighborhood Association, and Councilman Vince Flask said they believe Warren’s problem with sex being sold at massage parlors is significant enough that it might be worth it to enact more strict standards, even if they get challenged in the courts.

“Sometimes you have to make it difficult,” Weitzel said.


1TAXEDOFF(118 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

These whore houses have been protected for years.

Look at the Thurs PD sports section and you'll notice ads for all the Warren massage parlors.

Why no other area has this problem?

The mayor should declare WAR on these outfits..

Pass very strict licensing regulations with Hefty taxes to apply to every massage.

The current enforcement is a joke GET SERIOUS.

Watch this video


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2northsideperson(366 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Amusing that someone named TAXEDOFF would call for taxes as a means of regulation or control.

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3LtMacGowan(714 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Why should they declare war? they should just come out and legalize prostitution.

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4Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

The rub parlor industry in Warren is creating a windfall for the doctors in the area and beyond . They are infested with every disease known to man and some that haven't been cataloged yet .

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5LtMacGowan(714 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Records don't bear your opinion out. Generally professional sex workers get more frequent tests done for STDs, HIV, and Hep C.

By professional I mean escorts with class, not crackhead whores on the corner. If you are stupid enough to have sex with one of them with out a condom you almost deserve to be infected.

We should legalize prostitution and tax it, for example there are several countries in the E.U. where its decriminalized, the hookers file tax returns, they pay tax, and they have their own unions, we could make it so that every person who wants to prostitute must get an official license, to maintain this license this person should be checked for STDs, Hep C and HIV every month, out of their own pocket, and be required to carry their license with them at all times which will show their last exams.

Imagine how much money would be saved by reducing police patrols, and money spent transporting the accused and detaining them at jail. On top of that imagine how much money they would contribute to tax revenue if their work could be taxed, they could pay into Social Security, and all that.

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6jeep56(7 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Greg Hicks should resign. Cleveland and Nashville have closed down all their massage parlors and so Warren should do just what Cleveland and Nashville TN did. What is so hard about that?

Hicks sounds as if he can't figure out how to end this problem in the city of Warren. If that is the case, then he should resign immediately. Or is it that Mr. Hicks has something to lose if the massage parlors are shut down?

There is illegal activity going on in these places. Just go to http://www.usasexguide.info/forum/sho... and you will see what is going on Mr. Hicks. Ever hear of undercover operations Mr, Hicks?

In Ohio, Springfield shut down their massage parlors. Ashtabula shut down theirs. Elyria shut down theirs. There are cities all over the country that have shut down their prostitution problems called massage parlors. Mr. Hicks I recommend you call these cities and ask them how they did it if you can't figure out how.

Law director......HA HA HA....We can do better in Warren than Mr. Hicks.

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7jeep56(7 comments)posted 5 years ago

Comment from the owner of the USAsexguide.....posted on the Warren site.......


The purpose of this Forum is to provide for the exchange of information between Men on the subject of finding Women for Sex.

Let's get back to the subject.

Thank You,


So there you go.......Any questions as to what is going on in the massage parlors now Mr. Hicks?

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