Cuyahoga Falls council votes to require free air

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) - Motorists in the northeast Ohio city of Cuyahoga Falls may soon be able to get free air with their gas.

City Council narrowly adopted an ordinance last night that requires any new gas station or one that remodels to offer free air.

Gas stations are required to provide air now, but some charge 25 to 50 cents for the service.

If the legislation isn't vetoed by the mayor, the community would become the first in Ohio to require free air at gas stations.

Backers say there are plenty of good reasons for the proposal, ranging from encouraging motorists to check their tires to helping the poor. Opponents say the days of full-service gas stations are history and that the city should be the only one to provide free air.

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