Chagrin Valley Times
January 21, 2016
A radical group of malcontents has been running about Geauga County for the past year and a half. They’ve been employing diabolic tactics like writing letters to editors, speaking out at government meetings and vigorously responding to an extrajudicial survey.
These protesters say they want to protect Geauga parks from authoritative overreach and governmental handouts to such special interests as hunters, trappers, loggers, gas-and-oil drillers, snowmobilers and probably even ranchers. They claim the Geauga Park District has undermined long-held bylaws that emphasized “preservation, conservation and protection.”
In nearby Gates Mills, another group has been driven to action by the anti-government notion that legislative enablement has gone too far in promoting hydraulic fracturing.