This article by Terry Smith appeared in The Athens News, February 28th, 2018.
The 4th District Court of Appeals today (Thursday) is scheduled to hear an appeal of the Athens County Board of Elections’ decision last July to reject an anti-fracking county charter proposal for the November 2017 ballot.
The appellant, described as “a committee of petitioners for the county charter proposal,” on July 28, 2017, appealed Athens County Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy’s decision to uphold the Board of Elections’ July 10 decision to not place on the November 2017 ballot the Athens County Bill of Rights Committee’s proposed county charter.
In anticipation of the appellate court hearing today, the ACBORC mailed out postcards last week urging supporters to “Please Come Protect Your Right to Vote” this morning at 8:30 at the Athens County Courthouse. MORE…