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Monday, August 31, 2015

City of Youngstown Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Approve Vote on Anti-Drilling Charter

From WFMJ:
The City of Youngstown is asking the Ohio Supreme Court let voters in the city decide if they want to ban fracking inside city limits. 
Law Director Martin Hume filed a request with the high court seeking an expedited order that would compel the Mahoning County Board of Elections and Ohio Secretary of State John Husted to place the proposed charter amendment commonly known as the Community Bill of Rights on the November 3, 2015 ballot in Youngstown. 
Earlier this month, Youngstown City Council unanimously passed an ordinance directing that the proposed charter amendment be forwarded to the Mahoning County Board of Elections to be placed on the ballot. 
Two days later, the Mahoning County Board of Elections voted 4-0 to deny placing the proposed charter amendment on the ballot, in spite of the fact that the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s office said that the Board had a mandatory duty to place the proposed charter amendment on the ballot.
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