@ Morning Light,I wanted to thank you for your comments.Those comments are an excellent example of the misinformation being used to promote the misguided Charter Amendment.
July 4, 2016 at 12:07 p.m.
All personal attacks aside, the amendment is based on false and misleading information.Plus, they bill this as a grass roots local initiative when it is not. It is a part of a nationwide campaign by a far left ectreme environmental group.Heck, it wasn't even written by local people.The measure is a fraud and should be defeated once again.Oh, and lest we forget, this costs the taxpayers about $15,000.00 each time it appears on the ballot.
July 3, 2016 at 10:46 a.m.
Sadly the group promoting this waste of time continues to use the same misinformation as justification.The misinformation has been debunked and discredited repeatedly.There is no reason for this useless measure.Further, the real remedy is to work through the state and have the rules at the ODNR amended.
July 3, 2016 at 8:41 a.m.
So, why do we know there was an earthquake in Weathersfield ? Was it because so many people felt it ? No, in fact no one reported feeling it.The reason we know is thanks to the seismic equipment in the area due to the large earthquakes in the past.In other words without that equipment we probably would never have known this one occurred.Which raises the question, was this earthquake caused by the injection well? Or could it be a part of naturally occurring seismic events that we just never knew about?All speculation right? Yes. So the best course of action is to take a deep breath, or take a pill and relax. Let's allow the ODNR to do their job and have this discussion when we have all of the facts.
September 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
We are all interested in money, we are all interested in profit. Why else go to work, we profit off of our labor.He isn't delaying anything, it's called due process.Which one of us would passively allow the government to claim we did something wrong and take our property ? This man is doing no more than any of us would to protect our property.
September 5, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.
There was no illegal activity here, no crime committed.There was no cover-up.The rock layers that protect our water source were affected (cracked).There was no danger to health.Fearmongering is disgusting and you all should be ashamed for spreading unfounded rumors.
September 4, 2014 at 7:31 p.m.
The first sad issue here is that the comments on this thread are being made sober.The second sad issue is these people are so ill- informed and they vote.
September 4, 2014 at 7:20 p.m.
I and other opponents, of the charter amendment,knew and expressed our belief that the proponents of the anti fracking amendment had an ulterior motive. They want to control ALL business in the city.Just consider their own words "It's more than a fracking ban. It's about a community's right to allow what businesses come into the city".First: these people lied to the voters of Youngstown about their motives. On that point alone I would not support their amendment. Second: the city has a mechanism in place to control what businesses come into the city. It's called City Council, City Ordinances and zoning laws.The true issue here for the amendment is that these folks are in the minority and they can't take no for an answer. So they want to change the system in order to shove their radical agenda down the throats of the citizens of Youngstown.Fortunately the voters of Youngstown have seen through the misinformation about the amendment and have voted it down three times.Now admitting their ulterior motive will only doom the amendment to a fourth loss.
August 5, 2014 at 9:07 p.m.
This story is completely false.The study used to make this claim was a joke. The people who performed the study stated they were going to look for areas of high methane counts. Get that ? They went looking for it.They used 99 well sites and found 7 sites with high methane count and through out the 92 that didn't. Then they used the figures from the 7 entered it into a computer program which came up with the figures that supposedly dispute the EPA figures. You know what they say about computer programs ? Garbage in garbage out, and that's what this study is; garbage.
Typical anti shale misinformation. These people just can't tell the truth.
May 2, 2014 at 4:55 p.m.
The anti shale folks who are promoting the charter amendment cite ODNR incompetence as a reason for it's passage.
These new regs are more proof that we have a trusty worthy agency in the ODNR.
The effort to promote the charter amendment is nothing more than fear mongering. There is no basis to the negative claims and campaign.
I have always felt that in order to convince people of the validity of your position a positive message is the best course of action. Show me the benefits of voting for something. We don't have that with the charter amendment. Instead all we get is fear mongering.
VOTE NO MAY 6TH on the charter amendment.
April 25, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.