Ohio County Files Breach-of-Contract Lawsuit Against Surety, Excavating Contractor

Joshua EtemadiBonds, Construction

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 Monday in common pleas court claims X-Press Underground Inc. of Petersburg failed to complete its $418,075 contract to replace a pump station in New Middletown. A pump station contains pumps and equipment for moving sewage from a lower to a higher elevation to a treatment plant.

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

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