The Youngstown Vindicator is reporting that a charter amendment designed to ban hydraulic fracturing within the city has been rejected by voters:  "Opponents of a citizen-organized anti-fracking charter amendment said the voters made the right choice in rejecting the ballot issue.  *** While opponents said the amendment wouldn’t have been enforceable if approved, they’re glad they don’t have to concern themselves with that issue."

Expect development opponents to continue their efforts ...