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SUPCO Rejects Proposed Anti-Fracking Ballot Issue In Youngstown

Oct 10, 2017

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the Mahoning County Board of Elections' decision to reject another ballot measure that would have allowed Youngstown voters to ban fracking.

Youngstown voters have previously rejected six similar measures. The board in September rejected an attempt by fracking opponents to get a proposed charter amendment on the ballot this fall. The board cited a new state law that says elections boards must invalidate initiative petitions if they seek to change laws that fall outside a local government's authority to enact them.