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Lordstown residents opposed to TJX location only need 18 more signatures

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio -

Lordstown residents fighting the proposed location of a TJX Homegoods Distribution Center only need 18 more signatures to place a referendum before voters.

Tuesday afternoon organizers against the zoning changes, that have already been approved by council in a 3-2 vote, rented out the Village Hall's Community Room to collect signatures. 

In four hours, the group collected 106 of the 124 signatures they need for each of the seven parcels of land. Organizers said they have an additional 51 voters willing to sign. 

If the group collects enough valid signatures a special vote will take place August 21st.

Before then, on Monday, the mayor said the village could learn more about TJX plans for the land, specifically regarding a buffer zone that's been discussed to address some of the concerns from residents regarding lights, noise and truck traffic. Mayor Arno Hill says TJX is expected to make a public statement.

Those interested in signing the petition to place the zoning changes before voters can contact Brett Dickson at 405-343-8304.

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