Liberty Township trustees last week unanimously approved a resolution to request "No Engine Breaking" signs from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Liberty Township trustees last week unanimously approved a resolution to request "No Engine Breaking" signs from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The board has heard from residents of both the township and neighboring village of Shawnee Hills (which is outside the township), who say engine braking is disruptive.

Engine braking systems are used on semi tractor-trailers.

Shawnee Hills Mayor Patrick Monahan told trustees last week the village council approved a resolution asking the township to seek the signs along state Route 257.

"In this particular case, there is some very unnecessary jake braking," Monahan said. "It's a big annoyance."

Trustee chair Curt Sybert said the measure was appropriate, particularly because the route runs near the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the braking could disturb visitors and animals.

-- Kelley Youman Truxall