Washington, DC 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 19, 2019 (March 18, 2019)




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Ohio   1-14105   34-1863889
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission File   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   Number)   Identification No.)




One American Way, Warren, Ohio 44484

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (330) 856-8800



(Former name and address, if changed since last report)



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ITEM 8.01 Other Events


On March 18, 2019, AWMS Water Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avalon Holdings Corporation (collectively the “Company”), received notice that the 11th Appellate District Court in Trumbull County, Ohio issued summary judgment in favor of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in the writ of mandamus action that resulted from the suspension order of the Company’s salt water injection well. The decision is appealable to the Supreme Court of Ohio. The Company is assessing the recent decision, and will evaluate all available options in this matter.


The operations of the Company’s injection well remains suspended in accordance with the Chief of the Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management suspension order on September 3, 2014.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



DATED:              March 19, 2019 By: /s/ Bryan P. Saksa  
    Bryan P. Saksa  
    Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer