Group again seeks frack ban in November
YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown, Ohio, Community Bill of Rights Committee is renewing its attempt to limit hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas-related activities inside city limits.
The committee said Friday it is coordinating a new door-to-door campaign seeking signatures of registered Youngstown voters to put a question on the November ballot.
The group believes the bill of rights would ensure citizens' rights to safe drinking water, clean air and land and to local self-governance.
Area economic development leaders have said passage would force stoppage of all natural gas and oil-related operations in the city, lead to economic downturn and hurt property owners who choose to allow drilling on their property.
A similar measure was defeated handily in May.
Perkins group to work in gardens
WARREN - Members of the Historic Perkins Neighborhood Association will work today and Sunday at the rose garden at the entrance to Perkins Park.
The group will meet at 8 a.m. today for weeding and then at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for mulching.
Volunteers who can assist either day are welcome.
Parks reopen after township flooding
WARREN - Trumbull County MetroParks' Canoe City in Warren Township and Thomas A. Swift Park in Braceville are now open.
The floating dock at Canoe City, however, will be out of service for at least the next week.
Both parks were closed after floodwaters left a thick layer of mud over parking areas.
Visitors should take caution since surfaces still may be slippery.