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This letter is in response to Commissioner Adam Friedrick’s column on April 2. I’m one of the “well-intentioned” county charter petition supporters who encourage the people of Medina County to read the petition prior to signing it. Mr. Friedrick infers that we home...read more
The Athens County Bill of Rights Committee is preparing to launch a petition drive March 15 to put a charter proposal before voters on the November General Election ballot. Right now, Athens County residents are the wards of the state, Dick McGinn maintained, but with...read more
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Ohio Court of Appeals Denies the People’s Right to Local Community Self-Government Affirms corporate “rights” and state preemption over community rights in Broadview Hts. March 8, 2016 Last week, the eighth appellate court of Ohio ruled against Mothers Against...read more
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio – Despite a judge's March 2015 ruling that oil and gas firms can drill new wells in Broadview Heights, not one company has applied for a permit to drill here since that time, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources records. Read...read more
Prior to EPA Public Hearing regarding Nexus Compressor Station, come and support residents of Medina County and watch the street theater of the People vs. the Corporate State. Written, performed and directed by the Ohio Community Rights Network. Performances begin at...read more
To the Editor: On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the Eighth District Court of Appeals in Cleveland considered a suit brought against the state of Ohio by Mothers Against Drilling in Our Neighborhood (MADION) intended to uphold a popular vote in their city of Broadview Heights to prevent further fracking in the city. In its 13 square miles Broadview Heights already has 90 wells.read more
"This is the first time that our CELDF provided attorney will be able to actually speak in front of 3 appellate judges," MADION member and Broadview Hts. resident Tish O'Dell said. Read full article here Gazette article on appeal...read more
CLEVELAND: On January 6th, after repeatedly being denied access to the courtroom, Broadview Heights residents will finally have their day in court.
Since November 2012, when the City’s voters overwhelmingly adopted their Community Bill of Rights charter amendment banning fracking, the people of this Cleveland suburb have been fighting to enforce their amendment and protect their rights to clean air, water, and local self-government.