Lowball Watch — Ohio

The Chronicle-Telegraph of Lorain County, Ohio, reports that a local judge, after a three day bench trial, rejected the Ohio Turnpike Commission’s offer and deposit of $11,865, and awarded the condemnees $1,093,181 for the taking of 0.338 of an acre out of their 123-acre larger parcel. See Scott Mahoney, Chronicle-Telegraph, March 2, 2018.

The report does not provide any details as to what was the specific issue dividing the parties, so we surmise that it had to do with severance damages.

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Follow up: We learn from a post of News5 Cleveland that the taking of that 0.338-acre parcel eliminated access between two parts of the subject property. https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-lorain/lorain-county-family-awarded-more-than-1-million-after-ohio-turnpike-seized-their-land