COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers representing several dozen landowners near Ohio's largest inland lake are once again accusing the state of delaying compensation for flooding losses.
At issue is how fast the Department of Natural Resources has responded to an order by the Ohio Supreme Court to compensate 87 landowners near Grand Lake St. Marys, a 20-square-mile lake between Dayton and Toledo.
The state said earlier this year it met two court-ordered deadlines to speed up compensation.
Attorneys for the landowners, almost all farmers, said in a Tuesday filing with the court that the state is revoking previous good faith financial offers and saying it will make newer and lower offers.
Natural Resources spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle says the agency has an obligation to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.