Youngstown council unanimously opposes Ohio's proposed stand-your-ground law

YOUNGSTOWN — City council unanimously voted today in support of a resolution to oppose a Stand Your Ground law in Ohio and to a federal proposal for national reciprocity for concealed-carry handgun permits.

Youngstown is the latest in the state to pass similar resolutions against this resolution joining Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and South Euclid.

Also, council failed today to approve legislation to authorize the administration to seek proposals from firms to redistrict the city’s seven wards.

The vote was 5-2 in favor of the proposal. But for legislation to be approved by an emergency vote, at least six members of council must support that.

The two no votes came from council members who were satisfied with the redistricting maps provided by Youngstown State University’s Center for Urban and Regional Studies.

Council will need to take three votes at three separate meetings to approve the legislation.

For the complete story, read Thursday’s Vindicator and

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