Petition aimed at prioritizing people over pipelines

Petition aimed at prioritizing people over pipelines

A group of concerned citizens is trying to place an issue on Bowling Green’s ballot aimed to protect the city and its water supply from pipelines. The group’s goal is to prioritize people over pipelines. Brad Holmes, president of the Environmental Action Group at Bowling Green State University, talked about the charter amendment earlier this week during a City Council meeting. Read...
Elections board doesn’t certify county charter petitions

Elections board doesn’t certify county charter petitions

Lawrence Pantages  | The Gazette  | Published on July 11, 2017 MEDINA TWP. — The Medina County Board of Elections on Monday did not certify petitions with 6,494 signatures of registered voters supporting the placement of a county charter form of government on the Nov. 7 ballot. One of the leaders of Sustainable Medina County, Kathie Jones of Sharon Township, said, “I’m shocked that they voted against democracy. This is undemocratic.“They’re not lawyers,” she said, referring to the elections board members. “They can’t decide the law. Read more...
Elections board nixes county charter; next stop the courts

Elections board nixes county charter; next stop the courts

Athens News, By David DeWitt, Jul 12, 2017 “We have to follow the LAW” Elections board member Carpenter-Colvin said.” “Bill of Rights Committee member Sara Bryant maintained that the Board of Elections is not a judicial branch of government and shouldn’t be interpreting law. It’s an egregious breach of separation of powers,  she said.” Read more here....
Anti-Fracking Activists Seek 2 Charter Amendments

Anti-Fracking Activists Seek 2 Charter Amendments

By George Nelson | June 6, 2017 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – “Citizens are never going to have their voices heard again unless we change the system,” said Lynn Anderson, a longtime opponent of oil and gas activity in the city and who is affiliated with the Community Bill of Rights Committee. Read full story...