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It's time for an Attorney....who isn't afraid to litigate.
You need an attorney who will put the fear of God and a massive lawsuit into your neighbors soul.
Also, if what you are describing is true, your neighbors have to be violating several federal and/or state laws.
 
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Trustees were told by Prosecuting Attorney that they could get sued by the owner if they tried to close him down.
That's not correct....or even close to correct.
You are, unfortunately, consistently getting very bad advice....which is why this problem won't go away.
 

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Move probably not safe to live there especially if you have children
Trying to get local ,state ,federal employees to do anything* is almost impossible
Attorney is going to cost you huge amounts of money and mounds of frustration
sorry I feel your pain ..frustrating
And who, exactly, would be willing to buy this property without this problem being fixed?
 
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To answer your first question about the EPA. Ohio is a state plan state, meaning the EPA is an Ohio agency (OEPA). The other side of the coin is OSHA, in Ohio it is federally controlled and not a part of Ohio government.

Runoff has to be controlled out of a business, that belongs to the OEPA, and that run off is a much bigger issue that just your lawn. This is what I would do.

1. Get a notebook and document EVERYTHING you do. Dates, times, where, who was there. Be a copious note taker. Did I mention document EVERYTHING? Good.
2. File a complaint here. Environmental Complaints | Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Document it in your notebook.
3. Contact ODNR see how they can help you. Document it in your notebook
4. Contact your two state reps in Columbus. It is REALLY important to carefully document what happens here. Their comments might be helpful in a local newspaper. hehe.
5. Contact an active environmental group in your area. They might do all the fighting for you, and some are very good at it. They should AT LEAST tell you who to contact for help.
6. If all else fails, hire an attorney that specializes in environmental cases. Avoid the local personal injury and divorce lawyers.

Good luck!
THIS IS GOOD ADVICE. FOLLOW IT. PLEASE. :)
 
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