Officials say a person who wished to remain anonymous has paid the fines for some Ohio residents ticketed for parking in their own driveways.

Community Relations Director Juanita Greene in Toledo says the man who paid $250 cash on Tuesday was concerned that the issue was dividing the community and said neither side in the dispute was wrong.

Residents were written $25 tickets earlier this month by the city's streets commissioner, who says that Toledo will continue to enforce its laws regarding illegal parking on private property.

Mayor Carty Finkbeiner has said the city prohibits parking on unpaved surfaces, including gravel driveways, and has defended the tickets.