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The Ohio Supreme Court held that a “Community Bill of Rights” charter amendment, which would ban fracking in Youngstown, must go on the ballot.  See Alliance Review, Court orders anti-fracking issue back on ballot in Youngstown  The Mahoning County Board of Elections had refused to put it on the ballot, stating that it was contrary to the Ohio Constitution, as expressed by the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision, State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., 2015-Ohio-485.  The Ohio Supreme Court held that the County Board of Elections does not have the power to refuse to put an charter amendment on the ballot because it believes the charter amendment is contrary to the Ohio Constitution.  See State ex rel. Youngstown v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-3761.   Docket.

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