I get that people don't want fracking, but I don't understand why they would write such a lengthy law that only vaguely mentions fracking. Youngstown is a city, a municipality, why would we need "home rule" we already have our own laws. Home rule is for townships. The way the proposal was written, no manufacturing business would ever want to locate here. Nothing can be made without some form of pollution, noise or some form of potential risk. The proposal pretty much said any harmful substance. Smoking would be illegal the way it was written. I can't imagine anyone, who actually read the whole proposal, not realize that it really didn't mention any specifics. A law needs to be very specific and clear, otherwise it really means nothing at all and could never be enforceable. If they want to put something like that on the ballot again, keep it to one paragraph. Save the county some money and save a few trees by not wasting paper to write it on the ballot.
November 7, 2013 at 12:02 a.m.
I hope she still has another one to keep her safe.
November 2, 2013 at 8:12 a.m.
Current state law says that use of deadly force is a last resort. If you have an opportunity to flee, you have to do so. This isn't about home owners. This is about walking in public, and someone attacks you. Stand your ground, would allow you to stand and fight. You have the right to be there and were not looking for trouble so you have the right to defend yourself. It amazes me how people can run out and support something without knowing anything about it.
September 19, 2013 at 9:51 p.m.