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Environmental group concerned with Mill Creek MetroParks hiring process

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

An advocacy group called Guardians of Mill Creek Parks is calling for transparency in the hiring of a new executive director.

The group wants a public review of final candidates and fears someone with a background in the oil and gas industry or in favor of fracking will be hired.

"I think as taxpayers, we have the right to know what is going on and who they are going to hire, and we would like to know what their background is and what their concerns are and what their plans are," said Heidi Kroeck, co-founder of Guardians of Mill Creek Park.

The Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Commissioners said it has the same goal of preserving the park.

Lou Schiavoni, President, said not releasing names has nothing to do with secrecy, but candidates have other jobs. He said that no one has approached the board about fracking, but adds the board has no control over private owners.

Dennis Miller stepped down from the position of executive director in September to pursue a position at The Lake Club in Poland as the golf director.

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