Ohio city plans to warn residents to mow or else

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's fourth-largest city plans to issue a citywide warning to residents: mow your lawn or we'll do it for you for a price.

Toledo officials say they want to put a notice in newspapers telling residents with out-of-control yards that they must mow their lawns within five days.

Those who don't comply may find city crews mowing their grass if it is eight inches high or more.

The Blade newspaper in Toledo (http://bit.ly/L8ExPL ) reports that property owners would face at least a $75 fine and have to pay the city back for the mowing costs.

The city's public service director says it's a zero-tolerance policy, and that it will allow the city to quickly respond to unruly lawns.