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MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A judge was scheduled to hear the state attorney general's request to remove a court-appointed board of trustees who oversee a 121-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania.

The lawsuit contends The Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park Inc. are $900,000 behind on property taxes, and failed to have adequate insurance when fires burned the park's Dreamland Ballroom in 2008 and its Beach Club in August.

The trustees issued a statement before Thursday's hearing in Crawford County Court saying they've done their best to preserve the park and have previously sought help from the attorney general's office to no avail.

A businessman bought the cash-strapped park about 90 miles north of Pittsburgh when it was in bankruptcy in 1996. The trustees were appointed by a county judge after that man was convicted of tax evasion in 1998.

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