The village's dissolution became official Wednesday and it now becomes another part of Prairie Township.
New Rome's demise came after a court sided with Attorney General Jim Petro and agreed the village had been operating illegally.
A recently passed law allows the state to seek dissolution of villages of fewer than 150 people if the state auditor finds a pattern of wrongdoing or incompetence in its operation. The village admitted it did not pass a tax budget in 2004.
The police department generated about $300,000 a year in fines from speeding tickets written along a two-block stretch of West Broad Street.
Ohio city dissolved after charges of illegal activity
Published: Fri Sep 10, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 06:21 p.m.