Recovery house lawsuit advances


A lawsuit filed by Warren Township trustees and the township zoning inspector against a drug and alcohol addiction recovery house in the township will proceed after a Trumbull County Common Pleas Court judge dismissed a motion to dismiss the suit, according to court documents.

Judge Peter J. Kontos denied the motion to dismiss the suit, which was filed by attorneys for FSSH Holdings II LLC, owners of a recovery house at 4015 Leavitt Drive.

The company claimed using the home as a recovery house is protected by the federal Fair Housing Act and the Ohio Fair Housing Act, because the act considers recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism a “physical or mental impairment” and prevents people from being denied housing because of it, the motion to dismiss states.