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State moving to ban bans on Thin Blue Line flag (OH)

As a way to pay tribute to his fellow officers, retired Columbus Police Sgt. Daniel Guthrie flew the Thin Blue Line flag at his New Albany condominium.  The flag, however, violated the rules of his condo association, Rocky Ridge Condominium

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Christmas fire, tragic death leads to HOA tussle in Mason (OH)

Melissa Messersmith was in a pain-killer daze.  She had surgery the day before and was recovering at her Mason condo when she heard pounding on the door.  It didn’t stop. Eventually, she heard her name. Then: FIRE!  She jumped out

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Condo complex roof covered with tarp, residents dealing with major mess days after storms (OH)

Friday’s frigid weather comes less than a week after severe storms caused damage across Northeast Ohio. That is creating more misery for people still cleaning up and repairing their homes.  “There’s quite a hole in the ceiling right there. You

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(Condo) complexes can apply for rebates on electric car chargers (OH)

Hoping to encourage the use of electric cars, Smart Columbus is offering to spend a total of $170,000 in rebates to owners and developers who install charging stations in apartment and condo developments.  “We’re curious to see what they want

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Buckeye Lake-area residents seek storm water solutions (OH)

Fairfield County Engineer Jeremiah Upp and county Soil & Water Conservation District Engineer Amy Boyer have developed two alternative drainage projects. Both include building underground pipelines to discharge storm water into a county-maintained ditch.  One project, estimated to cost around

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Questions loom about fallout following balcony collapse (OH)

Some homeowners in a northwest Columbus condo community attended an association meeting to get answers about their unsafe balconies, following the collapse of at least one deck that severely injured a father and daughter.    Read the article………….

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Remedy sought for stormwater issue in Macedonia’s Preserves subdivision (OH)

City officials and homeowners hope a stormwater issue in the Preserves at Valley View off Valley View Road will be remedied in the near future.  Martin Flask, who represents the subdivision’s homeowners association, emailed Mayor Joseph Migliorini after a July

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Balcony collapse victims sue for negligence, claim another deck failed (OH)

A father and daughter are suing Lifestyle Communities and a condominium association after falling from a collapsed balcony, leaving them barely able to walk.  Roger and Arlene Guess are still recovering from their injuries that occurred in late May, at

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Remedy sought for stormwater issue in Macedonia’s Preserves subdivision (OH)

City officials and homeowners hope a stormwater issue in the Preserves at Valley View off Valley View Road will be remedied in the near future.  Martin Flask, who represents the subdivision’s homeowners association, emailed Mayor Joseph Migliorini after a July

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Neighbors displaced after fire at Moorefield Twp. condos (OH)

It’s unknown when neighbors will be able to return to their homes after a fire damaged multiple condos in Moorefield Twp.  Moorefield Twp. firefighters were called to the complex in the 4600 block of Reno Lane on Wednesday morning on

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North Ridgeville condo owners fight against major foundation repair project (OH)

Dozens of residents at the Forest Ridge Condominiums in North Ridgeville believe a major foundation project effecting 48 units isn’t needed. They feel it is being forced upon them by their condo association.  John Taylor and Noreen Del Giudice, who

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Residents forced from their homes in Wadsworth where mine collapse may have damaged condos (OH)

On her two year anniversary of living at Cornerstone Condominiums in Wadsworth, Connie Bechtel was forced to move out for her own safety.  Within the last few weeks, a large crack formed in her first floor ceiling and several other

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Repairs needed for more than 150 decks after balcony collapse (OH)

More than 150 condominium decks will have to be repaired after they were deemed unsafe and an engineering firm found concerns over brackets and fastener, corrosion and parts like nails not properly installed or missing.  Homeowners in the Falls at

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Construction mistakes may be cause of condo balcony collapse (OH)

Investigators are closer to determining what caused a Columbus condominium balcony to collapse.  The City of Columbus Building Department made the initial determination that the deck that gave way at the Falls at Hayden Run Condominiums was not attached properly

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Three injured in northeast Columbus condo explosion (OH)

ire investigators said two adults and a child were hurt after an explosion at a condo unit at the New Albany Village Condominiums off E Dublin-Granville Rd.  Fire crews said the explosion happened just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday.  The force

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Condo balcony collapse prompts 150+ decks deemed ‘unsafe’ (OH)

A condominium balcony broke free, fell and slammed into a car, injuring two people and it has prompted more than 150 other balconies to be considered unsafe.  Some condominium owners at the Falls at Hayden Run, a Lifestyle Community near

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Ruling in Fairport Harbor condo owners’ association case headed for appeals court

The attorney for a Fairport Harbor Village landowner filed a brief May 23 in the 11th District Appeals Court challenging a Lake County Common Pleas Court ruling involving its use of undeveloped land at a condominium development there.  The appeal

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Crews battle large fire at northwest Columbus condo building (OH)

Firefighters battled flames Tuesday afternoon at a condominium in northwest Columbus.  Columbus Fire Chief Martin says crews are working to get the fire under control. The crews were working in defensive mode after the roof caved in, according to the

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Homeowners to shoulder costs of sewer work (OH)

When a new sewer system is installed in the Pheasant Run housing development over the next year, homeowners there will be responsible for helping to pay off the cost of the project, with most shouldering an assessment of $14,679.48.  That

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Chicken issue stays on table in Columbiana (OH)

Noel argued once again that he felt hens would drive down property values and said many people have told him they don’t want their neighbors to have them.  “I think it’s interesting that all of the people who live in

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Condo association claims Cleveland Water sent them outrageous bills, and they were forced to pay (OH)

A condo association is in a crunch, pressed by skyrocketing water bills. The association reached out to News 5 after learning about our year-long investigation into complaints about Cleveland Water, including its billing practices.  “Frustrating…absolutely frustrating,” said Dan Hennessy. He

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After 40 years, Avondale security arrangement ends (OH)

For decades, Avondale residents knew someone was watching out for them.  Now, a longstanding policing practice has been called into question and the community is looking for alternatives.  Last month, the Stark County Sheriff’s office put an end to an

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Euclid water customers sue Cleveland Water Department for massive overbilling (OH)

An estimated 200 homeowners have filed a massive lawsuit alleging the Cleveland Division of Water over billed them for decades to the tune of $4 million in overcharges and interest.  The Georgetown of the Highlands Condominium Association in Euclid said

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Ohio moves to protect flag-flying rights

The Ohio Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would ensure residents of manufactured home parks, condos and certain other neighborhoods can fly U.S., state and military service flags.  HB 18 passed on the unanimous vote and awaits concurrence by the Ohio

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Homeowners dealing with costly construction mistakes (OH)

Homeowners across the country say they’re forced to pay thousands of dollars for construction mistakes, flaws and defects that some believe could have been prevented.  ABC 6 On Your Side collaborated with other investigative teams across the country to look

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Trotwood residents, homeowners association fight over dues (OH)

A group of Trotwood residents are claiming that their neighborhood homeowner’s association is trying to take advantage of them.  They are claiming that the Westbrooke Homes Association Inc. wants the residents to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for services

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OH: Debate ongoing about water levels at Mystic Pointe subdivision lake

Now, their backyard is full of muck, dead fish and mosquitoes.

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Community members wary of gate ordinance despite reassurance (OH)

Homeowners Associations (HOA) representing gated communities in Avon Lake remain uneasy about penalties a new ordinance has laid out for improperly functioning gates.

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New Law Makes Changes to FHA Condominium Approval Process

In July 2016, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016,” which will allow more condominium associations to become FHA certified

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Avon Lake gate ordinance in effect despite questions (OH)

A new ordinance that requires all current and future gated communities to install a universal emergency access system is now in effect in Avon Lake.

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Residents who live near muddy lake want its water levels restored (OH)

Several residents on Tuesday night urged city council and the Mystic Pointe Homeowners Association to find a way to restore the lake,

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Lakewood City Council OKs Meridian condominium erosion plan

City Council Tuesday night approved two ordinances to help Meridian condominium owners build a revetment, or shoreline protection system, to reduce erosion on their property.

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Hartville (OH) condo developers settle Fair Housing complaint

A Hartville developer and Minerva architect have agreed to pay $160,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the Fair Housing Act related to the design and construction of two condominium complexes

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Liberty Twp. subdivision HOA petitions county for ditch maintenance

Members of a Liberty Twp. subdivision homeowners’ association could become the first in the county to successfully petition the engineer’s office to take over maintenance of a storm sewer system

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North Ridgeville (OH) man battling with his condo association over Trump sign

A U.S. Army Veteran is now going to battle with his condo association over campaign signs on his property

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Twin Spires to put in flagpole (OH)

The HOA and Condo Owners Associations of Twin Spires, which has single family homes, patio home and condos, put it in the budget this year

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Euclid water customers sue Cleveland Water Department for massive overbilling

The Georgetown of the Highlands Condominium Association in Euclid said homeowners were being billed at a higher consumption rate similar to large industrial and commercial users instead of much lower residential rates.

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Trotwood HOA responds to liens, worn facilities (OH)

The response by a Trotwood homeowners association following a media report last week has residents of the Westbrooke Village even more upset.

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House Bill 534 Introduced; Impacting All Ohio Community Associations

Recently, House Bill 534 was introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives that directly impacts all community associations in Ohio.

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Trotwood HOA assessing liens for those behind on fees (OH)

One resident says services are lacking; another says unpaid fees contribute to problem.

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Lakewood (OH) homeowners claim they were duped by hidden maintenance costs

Residents of a condominium in Lakewood claimed new documents uncovered their homeowners’ association hid millions of dollars in maintenance costs for years.

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Hinckley Township (OH) association tackles lead violation

A Hinckley Township community association received a lead violation for its drinking water last November and notified consumers more than two months later, according to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency documents.

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Error costs Butler County (OH) condo owners thousands

There are 16 condo units located in the subdivision on Hamilton’s west side. There were supposed to be a total of 32 units, but the second phase of the project was never built

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Utilities attorney taking on ‘submeter’ companies after using service (OH)

Part of it is an imbalance of political power, as the advocates for maintaining the system are developers, a group that has much more influence than consumers

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Flap over historic Ohio tree

But the attention Covey has given to the tree has created friction with the board of the Auburn Knolls Consolidated Condominium Association

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Macedonia (OH) mayor, councilman headed to trial over stolen yard signs

A few campaign signs, plucked from the grass at the Villas of Taramina retirement community, have led to a criminal trial involving Macedonia’s newly elected mayor, a newly elected city councilman, a local business owner and an 81-year-old man.  Read

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Unlawful space heaters will remain at Lakewood (OH) condo for now

A city-imposed deadline to remove unlawful space heaters from a Lakewood condominium building has come and gone.  Now, a month later, those portable heating units are still sitting in dozens of units at Marine Towers East, with no timetable for

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Controversy grows with cucumber magnolia tree (OH)

For more than 400 years, a tree has grown in North Canton. It has drawn interest from around the world, but its location in the private gated community of Auburn Knolls also has created a bit of controversy.  Read the

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Stonebridge Towers lawsuit proffers condos in lieu of cash for legal bills (OH)

The long-running fight over construction problems at Stonebridge Towers condominiums in the Flats just took another twist, into a side-spat between the building’s residents and the attorneys who won them a hefty settlement last year.     Read the article………..

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Lakewood (OH) condo owners left in the cold due to $3M fix

Some condo owners in a building on Lakewood’s Gold Coast are dealing with no heat.  The condo association says a more than $3 million upgrade is the fix, but residents say they can’t afford to pay for it.    Read

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