YOUNGSTOWN — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed an environmental lawsuit asking a judge to order that the Slammin’ Sam’s Stagecoach Restaurant, 10300 Market St., North Lima, connect to a Mahoning County sanitary sewer and abandon its sewage holding tank.
Until that connection is made, the suit asks for a court order that the restaurant maintain its holding tank to prevent the discharge of wastewater and for imposition of up to a $10,000 civil penalty for each day of violation.
The lawsuit, filed this week in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, is assigned to Judge Lou A. D’Apolito.
Representatives of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency saw raw sewage surrounding the holding tank twice in 2007, once each in 2009 and 2010 and twice in 2011, with the overflow likely entering an unnamed tributary to Mill Creek, the lawsuit says.
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