Ohio Supreme Court to review Youngstown ballot issue on hydraulic fracturing

For the third time since 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a Youngstown initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing used in oil and natural gas operations will be in front of city voters, reports the Youngstown Vindicator. The newspaper says attorneys representing four city residents, who back the charter amendment effort, filed a writ of mandamus with the Court against the Mahoning County Board of Elections and its four members. The filing seeks to overturn the board’s March 13, 2018 decision to keep the proposal off the city’s May 8th primary election ballot, according to the Vindicator. For more, read the full story.

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