- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The state attorney general’s office has asked a judge to stop the sheriff’s sale of a 122-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Conneaut (kaw-nee-AWT’) Lake Park is scheduled to be sold on Nov. 7 to recoup more than $927,000 in taxes owed to Crawford County and other entities.

But in papers filed Wednesday in county court, government lawyers argue the park is a tax-exempt charitable trust. They say any buyer must set aside the property for public use.

Conneaut Lake Park trustees hope a financial reorganization will allow them to redevelop, revitalize and expand the facilities.

The park, about 95 miles north of Pittsburgh, opened in 1892.

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