Mahoning County sues contractor for unfinished job

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County commissioners have filed a lawsuit which claims a local excavating company and a Cincinnati bonding company have failed to meet the terms of their contracts.

The lawsuit filed today in common pleas court claims that X-Press Underground Inc. of Petersburg failed to complete its $418,075 contract to replace a pump station in New Middletown. A pump station uses equipment to move sewage from a lower area to a higher area to a treatment plant.

The commissioners voted to terminate their contract with X-Press in October.

County Engineer Pat Ginnetti said no work has occurred at the site since the county terminated its contract with X-Press in October.

In October, Ginnetti said X-Press received about 80 percent of its $418,075 contract.

David Sugar Jr., who owns X-Press claims the county made it difficult for the company to do the work. He said the plant was six to eight days away from completion.

For the complete story, read Tuesday's Vindicator and

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