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Four vie to replace Hagan in 58th Ohio House district

Isn't it outrageous is that not ONE of these candidates (not to mention the rest of the politicians and public officials throughout the Mahoning Valley) have dared to embrace and promote the idea of turning the Valley into a renewable energy leader - not ONE?

What are the chances of that? You would think that by the law of averages, at least ONE official or candidate would simply just _mention_ the idea.

Are our Valley officials and politicians so corrupted by Big Oil & Gas that they won't dare even _consider_ this idea?

In the meantime, the rest of the World, along with areas in our own country, are moving in that direction, and - once again - Youngstown gets put behind so that when the Shale Bust occurs in 5 or 6 yrs, we'll be asking ourselves - once again - "What happened?" "Why didn't we see this coming?"

That's why I'm voting YES on May 6, FOR the Bill of Rights. This will help to put us on a course that places Youngstown on the right path, not the path of heartbreak...

April 20, 2014 at 2:28 p.m. suggest removal

The question remains

I made a mistake in my earlier post.
The D&L Northstar #1 induced quakes occurred in a ENE-WSW direction, not NW-SE.

The location of the quakes remain in a SE to NW path, from Poland through Youngstown. Niles is in that path.

This still does not mitigate the potential danger the State is placing the Valley in. They're playing with fire, and need to cease all drilling until research is completed on this threat. Niles does not need to be the next guinea pig in this experiment:


Also, the Los Angeles City Council recently voted to ban fracking:


March 23, 2014 at 11:48 p.m. suggest removal

The question remains

Speaking of the Exxon CEOs' massive hypocrisy, could we have our very own version right here in the Valley? Or is this a different person?

"Ellsworth Twp. zoning lawsuit targets debris, trustee"

One of the plaintiffs, Paul A. Lyden, complained in April 2010 to the township zoning office about an 18-acre undeveloped property on state Route 45 and a 5-acre property at 5620 Gault Road.
Both are owned by Basista Holdings LLC, of which David J. Lewis is listed as the registered agent. Lewis and his wife, township trustee Laura Lewis, reside on the Gault Road property, which is listed as Basista’s mailing address.
For several years, Lyden said steel-mill waste and construction debris have accumulated on the Route 45 property, which is directly in front of the Lyden property.
“The materials constitute an eyesore and possible safety hazards, and we have reason to believe that the runoff from the mill scale is further contributing to existing environmental contamination present at his site,” Lyden wrote in a complaint letter to the township zoning office.
Lyden also complained that buildings have been constructed on the residentially zoned Gault Road property without zoning permits and that the property is being used for business activities.


March 23, 2014 at 1:54 p.m. suggest removal

The question remains

The State needs to release an immediate cease & desist order on the Niles/Weatherfield Injection Well.

Just connect the dots: Poland fault/s lubricated in the SE area of Mahoning Co. The Precambrian fault running through Youngstown is already lubricated, causing the Northstar #1 quakes. And now whatever fault/s exist under the Niles area are likely to be lubricated as well, within months, if not weeks, of the Niles well activation. As the article states, it's very possible the fluids migrated down to the Precambrian underneath the Hilcorp drilling site.

A deep, well-lubricated faultline stretching from Poland, through Ytown, to Niles in a SE to NW trajectory - not only represents the directional drilling taking place, but the direction of the fault/s - line/s discovered after the Northstar quakes.

I believe that if the Niles well is allowed to begin operations, it will lead to a catastrophic event for the entire Mahoning Valley by the end of the year.

The State needs to stop this well from going online ASAP.

March 23, 2014 at 1:41 p.m. suggest removal

BREAKING NEWS | ODNR halts shale drilling in Poland after earthquakes

This is a de facto admission that fracking causes earthquakes. We've known that injection wells do, but now we know fracking does as well.

And ODNR HAD to do this because they know it to be true, as 3 separate studies from 3 different countries have all concluded that fracking causes earthquakes:

1) Canada:


2) United States:


3) Great Britain:


March 10, 2014 at 3:53 p.m. suggest removal

Ex-mayor Sammarone says he should have known better

There's another solution: Quit voting for the ol boyz and, instead, vote for people of integrity like a Susie B. There's no law saying you have to vote either Dem or Repub. Vote Green Party and maybe, just maybe, we can move forward in this City/Valley...

March 8, 2014 at 7:14 p.m. suggest removal

Fracking discussion Friday to reach for common ground

"Common ground?"

With a State government that's in bed with the oil & natgas industry?

With a newspaper that's listed as a potential ally in ODNR/Kasich's Frackgate memo?

The silence from state/industry apologists over the Frackgate scandal is deafening...

February 23, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. suggest removal

ODNR draws up plans to promote parks for drilling

Looks like the Vindy forgot to mention the very small and insignificant fact that the Vindicator was one of only FIVE media outlets listed on Kasich's Enemies List as a potential ___ALLY!___

I'm sure it was just an innocent oversight.
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February 19, 2014 at 10:11 a.m. suggest removal



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