Ohio home sale snarled by just a 6-cent water bill
Mere pennies are holding up an Ohio home sale, frustrating a couple in their 70s who are trying to move on.
Arthur and Beverly Barton say a 6-cent balance on a water bill is keeping the title company from completing the sale of their house in North Royalton, a suburb south of Cleveland. The Bartons have already relocated to Carey, NC.
Arthur Barton says they've tried to resolve the issue through some 20 calls to the Cleveland Division of Water, which provided their service. He tells The Plain Dealer of Cleveland his wife is so upset over their lingering Ohio home that she goes to tears.
A Cleveland public utilities spokesman says balances of less than $1 are supposed to be cleared and that the Bartons' problem "shouldn't have happened."
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