Frack Foes Fear Release of Radium in Wayne National Forest

November 22, 2015 WHEELING - Opponents of natural gas fracking in the 241,000-acre Wayne National Forest believe the process will release radioactive radium and other hazardous materials, while those in favor said... more »»

Ohio Has $33.8B In Shale Projects

November 16, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Counting the proposed $5. more »»

Ohio Legislators Get Tour Of Industry

November 16, 2015 HANNIBAL - Ohio Sen. Lou Gentile and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan visited the Hannibal Industrial Park on Thursday to tour the site and discuss developing more oil and gas-related jobs there. more »»

Natural Gas-Fueled Towboat To Be Built in Ohio Valley

November 13, 2015 RAYLAND - Development of the area's Marcellus and Utica shale reserves may allow towboats that power barges along the Ohio River to run on natural gas rather than diesel fuel, a measure that would... more »»

Columbiana property owners file lawsuit against Chesapeake

November 9, 2015 By DEANNE JOHNSON Shale Play YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Three local property owners have filed a class action lawsuit in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court claiming Chesapeake Exploration LLC, its... more »»

Officials prepare to work on spending plans

November 9, 2015 By VIRGINIA SHANK Shale Play Girard and Youngstown officials preparing to hash out their 2016 spending plans will soon be counting the cost of two rounds of layoffs at Vallourec Star this year. more »»

Columbiana County leases are coming due for renewal

November 6, 2015 By TOM GIAMBRONI Shale Play LISBON, Ohio — During the fall of 2010 the first large wave of property owners began signing five-year leases with oil and gas developers, heralding the start of what... more »»

Groups Want Review of Pipelines

October 27, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. more »»

W.Va., Ohio and Pa. Team for Shale Development

October 25, 2015 WHEELING - Governors from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania said a multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker built in any of their states would prove mutually beneficial - even if they really hope to... more »»

Gas Plant Unveiled

October 24, 2015 A Boston company's plans to build a natural gas power plant north of Wellsville generated plenty of interest during a project unveiling on Tuesda. more »»

Gas Becoming Natural Choice

October 22, 2015 WHEELING - Largely due to fracking in shale formations such as the Marcellus and Utica, the cost of producing electricity from natural gas fell from being 5. more »»

Gulfport To Drop Lawsuit Against Barnesville

October 15, 2015 BARNESVILLE - Mayor Dale Bunting says Gulfport Energy will dismiss a lawsuit it filed against the village in March. more »»

Drilling States Won’t Compete

October 14, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania on Tuesday agreed to cooperate in attracting shale gas development and jobs to their region over the next three years rather than compete... more »»

Wellsville to get Gas-Powered Plant

October 12, 2015 WELLSVILLE - The company building a natural gas-powered electric plant near Carrollton plans to do the same at a site just north of the village in Yellow Creek Township. more »»

Small Quake Hits Harrison County

September 30, 2015 A small earthquake hit Harrison County late Tuesday, according to Emergency Management Agency Director Eric Wilson. The earthquake struck the Moorefield Township area, about 10. more »»

Murray: Stream rule will end longwall mining

September 25, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play PITTSBURGH — Robert . more »»

Three new drilling permits issued

September 24, 2015 By LARRY SHIELDS Shale Play SALEM, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported three new horizontal drilling permits were issued in the Utica/Point Pleasant for the week ending Aug. 8. more »»

Over-sized fracking coil tears out bridge

September 23, 2015 By PATTI SCHAEFFER Shale Play COLUMBIANA, Ohio — It’s been said that 13 is an unlucky number, and James Bumbarger most likely feels this way after his over-sized load of fracking coil didn’t pass... more »»

YSU resumes ‘Energy and the Environment’ lecture series

September 23, 2015 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University has resumed its Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment for the fall semester. The program, which kicked off Sept. 9, continues through Nov. 18. more »»



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