Ohio condo assn. says Virgin Mary statue must go

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Posted: Feb 25, 2011 11:21 AM
Ohio condo assn. says Virgin Mary statue must go

A woman in Ohio says her condominium association told her to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary from outside her condo or face a possible $50 fine.

The property manager said Friday that the suburban Columbus condo community has a rule against yard decorations and says other owners also were put on notice about violations.

Lilla (LEE'-luh) Kozlowski got a warning letter last week about the 3-foot-tall statue she says she's had since 2000. She told WCMH-TV that neighbors in Hilliard have never complained.

Chris Bortz, the attorney for property manager Towne Properties, says the condo board felt it was time to "clean things up" in the complex. But he says the board is considering whether to make an exception to its no-decorations rule for Kozlowski's statue.

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Information from: WCMH-TV, http://www.nbc4i.com