Falls residents now just pawns
Newton Falls is now a dictatorship.
Village council there voted 4 to 1 to ban all citizens from speaking on general topics at their meetings. These elected officials, duly elected by their constituency have eliminated this input by the very people that put them in power.
When the citizens are not considered, they become pawns in whatever games the people in power play. In the game of chess, pawns are considered sacrificial pieces. So too, have Newton Falls citizens found themselves to be prisoners in their own community.