Etna, OH. Groups Forms to Fight Off Wal-Mart.
Sprawl-Busters has received the following SOS from a small town in Ohio: "Wal-Mart is attmepting to purchase land in Etna Township, Ohio (near Pataskala). The majority of Etna is farmland, corn fields, trees and wildlife. There are only two
\ small housing subdivisions. Most of the residents here enjoy the "small town" atmosphere (we are only 15 miles or so from Columbus) and so was the reason for moving in this area. We are devastated that Wal-Mart is attempting to build. Our home, for instance has a
beautiful tree line and cornfield to view. We perish the thought that we may soon be viewing the back of a Walmart Supercenter and listening to the sounds of trucks and honking horns. Not to mention, the loss of natural resources, crime, road damage, increased taxes, loss of property value, etc. We had a community meeting where it was made clear to the township that we strongly
oppose Walmart or any other massive chain store developing in the area."
What you can do: For local contacts in the Etna battle against Wal-Mart, contact firstname.lastname@example.org