Development: Challenges ahead for Project A.S.C.E.N.T.

July 1, 2016 Shale Crescent USA presented itself to the Mid-Ohio Valley last week, beginning a planned economic development drive that boasts 15 oil and natural gas industry partners, four state geological... more »»

Ohio Production Rises As W.Va.’s Falls, Industry Official IS Not Concerned

June 14, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia’s oil and natural gas production dropped from March 2015 to March of this year at the same time production expanded in Ohio, U.S. more »»

$7.4M grant to provide truck driver training to laid off coal miners

June 13, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WEIRTON, W.Va. —Workers who lost their jobs in coal mines or manufacturing industries may qualify for a portion of $7. more »»

Natural Gas Power Plant Set To Come Online In 2018

June 11, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. —In less than two years, 549 megawatts of natural gas-fired electricity are scheduled to come online at the planned $615 million Moundsville Power plant. more »»

After a year, WVU fracking project a 'success'

June 3, 2016 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Those involved in a West Virginia University fracking project are praising its success after the first yea. more »»

Wheeling, Ohio Valley Communities Continue to See Population Decline

May 20, 2016 WHEELING - Of the 55 students who graduated from The Linsly School in 1990, Wheeling Mayor-elect Glenn Elliott believes he is one of only four living in the Friendly City today, as he said most left... more »»

Marcellus ethane is heading to Europe, more pipelines take product from region

April 17, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play MARTINS FERRY, Ohio — Even as officials in Ohio work to attract the $. more »»

Clerks Get Funding To Preserve Records

April 16, 2016 By JOSELYN KING Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — Funding from the state of West Virginia to preserve government records is on its way to Ohio, Brooke and Marshall counties. Gov. more »»

Coal miners continue opposition to natural gas power plant

April 9, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The U.S. more »»

Across the Board Decline in Local Population Estimates

April 8, 2016 By IAN HICKS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

As coal struggles, W.Va. unemployment remains high

April 8, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

Solid Waste Authority Chairman Sued

March 25, 2016 By LAUREN MATTHEWS Shale Play NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. more »»

Capito: U.S. Needs Both Coal and Natural Gas

March 16, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — While some coal industry leaders believe natural gas development contributes to the loss of mining jobs, U.S. Sen. more »»

Rep. Johnson sees growth in Ohio Valley’s future

March 14, 2016 By ALAN OLSON Shale Play ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio. more »»

With Oil and Gas Taxes Falling, West Virginia Faces Budget Quandary

March 8, 2016 CHARLESTON (AP) - Long reliant on taxes from unearthing coal and - more recently - natural gas, West Virginia faces a budget quandary as its natural resource industries struggle and hardline... more »»

Nuisance Lawsuit Bill Set To Be Discussed in West Virginia Legislature

March 4, 2016 CHARLESTON - A bill that would make it harder for West Virginia homeowners to sue businesses over things like noise complaints, traffic blockages and foul odors is gaining traction in the Legislature. more »»

Bridge load limits decreasing

February 27, 2016 By FRED CONNORS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — New reduced load limits on the Main Street Bridge in Wheeling are a sign of things to come in the Northern Panhandle and, ultimately, across West Virginia. more »»

Large gas trucks still causing problems; propane truck crash shuts down U.S. 250

February 23, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

Forced Pooling Bill Introduced in West Virginia House of Delegates

February 15, 2016 WHEELING -Corky DeMarco said West Virginia's Marcellus Shale drillers struggle to locate some landowners with whom they need lease agreements, but Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, said forced... more »»

Truck Accidents Keep Ohio Valley First Responders Busy

February 6, 2016 WHEELING -Reports of accidents involving large trucks related to the Marcellus and Utica shale industry continue, as a tractor-trailer carrying propane crashed along U.S. more »»

Natural Gas Prices to Rise

January 27, 2016 WHEELING - Despite a slump in natural gas prices, officials with the U.S. Energy Information Administration expect a rebound over the next two years due to higher industrial use and exports. more »»



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