Ohio Company Sued over Tainted Taters

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - An Ohio company is being sued by two men who claim they were served french fries tainted with oven cleaner at a minor league baseball game.

The former owner of the Hagerstown, Maryland, Suns has acknowledged negligence in serving the men tainted food in 2003 -- but the parties haven't reached a financial settlement.

So, jury selection has begun in Hagerstown for a trial to determine compensation.

At the time of the incident, the Suns were owned by an offshoot of Big Game Capital of Chagrin Falls, outside Cleveland.

The two plaintiffs claim they suffered serious, permanent injuries to their mouths, throats and digestive tracts when a worker inadvertently seasoned their fries with oven cleaner from an unmarked plastic jug.