Lakefront landowners win in court

LAKE COUNTY Although the weather was cold and rainy, life Tuesday was a day at the beach for
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

 

LAKE COUNTY

Although the weather was cold and rainy, life Tuesday was a day at the beach for thousands of Ohioans who own property along Lake Erie.

Lake County Common Pleas Judge Eugene Lucci ruled Tuesday the lake's beaches belong to the people who own property along the lake, not to the public. The judge ruled that while Lake Erie and the land covered by water is public property, those private property rights end at the water's edge.

The decision may not be final.

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