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Fracking issue fails

May 8, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN — Voters in the city seemed unfazed by arguments that fracking is dangerous to their health as they defeated a charter amendment Tuesday that would have outlawed the process and taken......

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

May-08-13 10:18 PM

At least the people of Alaska ALL get a royalty check.

So should Ohioans!

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

May-08-13 10:16 PM

Just goes to show the economy and jobs are focal points! Why do whacky liberals continue on gays, immigration, environment, guns, etc?

Because their record on jobs and the economy stinks! This is just another example!

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ArticWoof

May-08-13 6:25 PM

Purecountry495, Let me ask you this. Would oyu have to same opinion if the vote had been Yes? Would you feel the same way if an outside group put money into getting the amendment passed? The group wanting this to pass did not plan very well. Anybody with brains could have foreseen business would come out against this thing. Those in favor of it should have done more, worked harder and yes, got help from outside the area. It failed because of a lack of information, it failed because those who put it on the ballot did a porr job of convincing the voters. Simple as that. They expected the liberal emotional vote would carry the day, instead, people wanting to earn a living voted.

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Wildstrm

May-08-13 4:01 PM

I dont understand? so they are still aloud to frack and bring waste through the city?

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Wildstrm

May-08-13 4:01 PM

I dont understand? so they are still aloud to frack and bring waste through the city?

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motsttaw

May-08-13 2:55 PM

when one is born in a republic the delivering doctor does not find a document stuck to your butt that guarantees health,wealth and happiness. what one has is the right to persue health, wealth and happiness, something that liberals don't understand.

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Enigma

May-08-13 2:29 PM

motsttaw-(on losing the steel industry)

I'm pretty sure it had to do with China making things very cheap.

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Enigma

May-08-13 2:27 PM

Capitalism always wins out over consumer and employee protection.

Just ask Bangladesh.

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Postaldog3

May-08-13 10:41 AM

Any person or business who would have been affected by this amendment to the charter should be allowed to have a say and a right to campaign for or against the measure. Anything less is undemocratic and unethical.

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Purecountry495

May-08-13 9:33 AM

I do agree with Cvetkovich on one issue he stated about this vote. It wrong for outsiders to donate money and etc, so influence the vote. Just like the last Presidential election, foreign companies and gov'ts all had political funds trying to swing the election for them. All outside political funds should be banned from our election process. If their parent company or national headquarters is not located in this country, they have no right to be part of our election process. That includes sponsoring or being part of any political super fund against a candidate. When our political contribution amount was changed, a can of worms was opened. We the people of the U.S. should be the only ones involved, in our election processes.

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Rezistanceisfutile

May-08-13 8:45 AM

I'm not getting into if Fracking is dangerous or not. I still don't see how this creates meaningful, long lasting good paying jobs that will save the valley. The real winners are the gas companies and the land owners, any economic impact beyond that is minimal IMO. At least the people of Alaska ALL get a royalty check.

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nortman

May-08-13 8:23 AM

Well, the issue went against what Cvetkovich wanted. I'm betting that in typical liberal fashion, he will next try to bypass the will of the people and get politicians to do his dirty work. This has nothing to do with liberal concerns over health and safety. It is all about controlling other people's lives.

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Philly21

May-08-13 8:19 AM

"Fracking issue fails"

GOOD!!

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ArticWoof

May-08-13 7:02 AM

'It's a sad day for democracy when outside forces can control what's going on,' Cvetkovich said. "

Sad day for democracy? You had your chance, it went for a vote. The people voted no. Is that not what democracy is all about, voice of the people? As fas as outside forces, well, where were your forces? Maybe you should have planned strategy better. And person with common sense would have known there would be opposition to the amendment. You hoped to play on the emotions of voters, they voted with thier knowledge, not emotions.

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ohcwby

May-08-13 5:22 AM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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motsttaw

May-08-13 4:11 AM

the liberal enviromental movement caused the demise of the steel industry. i know, had 17 yrs with uss corp ohio works. the enviromentalists are the reason the valley has never recovered. shame on the unions for getting in bed liberal *****rds.

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