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A Morrow County Health District ambulance rolls through the parade July 30, 2022, during the Irrigon Watermelon Festival. The district on May 10, 2023, filed a lawsuit seeking more than $4 million from Morrow County and the Boardman Fire Rescue District and to prevent the formation of a competing ambulance service district.

BOARDMAN — The Morrow County Health District is suing Morrow County and the fire district in Boardman for more than $4 million, claiming the pair of local governments are jeopardizing public safety and breaking the law to create a new special district for ambulance services in Boardman.

Attorney Troy S. Bundy with the Portland firm of Hart Wagner filed the 20-page pleading May 10 in Morrow County Circuit Court on behalf of the health district.

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