THE PLAIN DEALER: Cleveland files in court to keep its ban on trans fats

In April 2011, Cleveland City Council passed a law to ban restaurants from using cooking oils containing trans fats as part of the Healthy Cleveland initiative.  In June 2011, the Ohio Senate amended the state budget to ban municipalities from regulating the ingredients eateries could use to prepare foods. On January 3, 2012 Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson filed a complaint against the Ohio legislature in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court stating that the state's budget amendment infringed on Cleveland's home rule rights.