Judge Rules Municipal Employees Can Live Outside City

CLEVELAND (AP) - A judge ruled Friday that Cleveland's municipal employees can't be required to live in the city.

Judge Peter Corrigan's decision is a win for the Cleveland police and firefighter unions, which filed the lawsuit last year. Mayor Frank Jackson has promised to defend the city's residency requirements. However, there was no immediate word from City Hall on any decision whether to appeal the ruling.

About 125 Ohio cities and 13 villages have some sort of residency requirement for their employees.