Part of protests across the nation
YOUNGSTOWN — “The rally participants marched from the church, with signs and blaring car horns, to Stambaugh Auditorium. There, the group gathered on the steps to listen to local historian, author, lawyer and activist Staughton Lynd.
Lynd spoke out against Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone’s plans to lease city land to fund blighted housing demolition efforts. He was especially outspoken against the potential drilling under the Mount Hope Veterans Cemetery on the city’s east side.
He reviewed the Valley’s desperation to find a new industrial savior since the steel mills closed and cautioned that fracking is not it.
Lynd called the group to action and said that stating their opposition is no longer enough. He said they need to explore legal options like using eminent domain to the public benefit.”
— Dan Pompili, Tribune Chronicle