Independent candidate for Muskingum County Commissioner Friday filed a lawsuit against the County and the Commissioners, alleging that the County is to blame for Bill Barker's back taxes. Approximately two years ago the County was looking for room to house work-release prisoners. The Commissioners considered Mr. Barker's property on Newark Road known as Barker's Block for the site. The Commissioner decided to renovate another building instead of using Mr. Barker's property...According to Mr. Barker the back taxes he owes are a result of the Commissioners defaulting on a purchase agreement. He issued a statement after filing the lawsuit for $225,000. Barker would not comment after he made his statement on further details of the suit.