Ohio attorney general sues water park over refunds

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio's attorney general has sued a southwest Ohio water park for not giving refunds to hundreds of customers when it closed.

State Attorney General Mike DeWine says in a lawsuit filed Friday that the owners and operators of The Beach Waterpark in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason violated the state's consumer sales practices law by not delivering promised services.

The state is seeking refunds for consumers and punitive damages of $25,000. More than 400 consumers had filed complaints as of Friday.

Park officials announced in March that they would not reopen this season and offered pass-holders discounts and passes to other attractions instead of refunds.

A statement from the park and its associates say they have contacted the attorney general's office to discuss the matter. They declined to comment further.