Youngstown Protesters Get Light Treatment in Local Court

Two nutjobs protesters were arrested last month for blocking trucks from accessing an injection well facility in Niles (Trumbull County), Ohio–near Youngstown (see 2 Anti-Drillers Arrested at Youngstown Injection Well). We now know their names: John D. Williams, 57, of North Cleveland Avenue, Niles, and Mary C. Khumprakob, 21, of Glacier Heights Road, Youngstown.

On Friday they both pleaded no-contest, meaning “guilty,” in Niles Municipal Court, and the judge, Thomas Townley, gave them the equivalent of a love tap on the wrist–a $50 fine and $137 in court costs. Seems it’s pretty cheap to shut down a legal, legitimate business in Niles…

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