Board of Elections: Fairborn residents do not get say in CEMEX expansion plans

CEMEX facility in Greene County (WDTN Photo)

GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Fairborn voters will not get a say on CEMEX’s expansion plans.

The Greene County Board of Elections made the ruling Tuesday. In August 2015, Fairborn City Council approved a re-zoning of the property from “agricultural” to “mining”.

A group of citizens that were concerned about the environmental issues started a petition to get the issue on the ballot, but the board ruled some of the signatures on the petition were not valid, and therefore, the Referendum cannot be put to a vote.

In August 2015, CEMEX said the expansion would create jobs.

In September 2015, CEMEX released a statement to 2 NEWS that read:

Cemex is a proud to be a part of the Fairborn community since 1924. We have 125 local employees and are looking forward to continuing to build the future of Fairborn and the greater Ohio region. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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