MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — A temporary restraining order has been issued to board up a Maple Heights bar, where police have been called 65 times in the last year, and was also the scene of a fatal shooting last week.
Cuyahoga County Judge Matthew McMonagle granted the TRO Friday against H2O Ultra Lounge, located on Libby Road, in Maple Heights. A permanent injunction hearing is set for next week.
The bar was cleared out and boarded up around midnight Friday.
Last week, a 21-year-old man was found shot in the head in the parking lot, along with 26 shell casings.
According to the complaint filed by the prosecutor’s office to get the TRO, officials say there have been shootings, a murder, felonious assaults, drug possession, open container violations, and other criminal activity at the bar. Officials say the bar also does not have a proper liquor permit.