Construction Jobs Are on the Rise Throught Out Weirton, Steubenville

January 2, 2016 As the calendar turns, the area has a statistic in its pocket to build upon for 2016. more »»

AEP Cardinal Plant in Brilliant Will Be Converted to Gas

December 20, 2015 BRILLIANT - American Electric Power will modify its generating unit at the Cardinal Plant near Brilliant to run on natural gas by 2030, continuing the company's shift away from burning coal to compl... more »»

Natural gas industry reshaping former Yorkville Mill

May 7, 2015 Changes are emerging daily at the long-quiet former steel mill site on the edge of the Ohio River that for more than a century served as a member of the international steel community. more »»

Officials Plan Energy Academy in Dillonvale

April 7, 2015 Plans are being formulated to officially establish a new shale-based curriculum within the Buckeye Local School District and more than a dozen people met Monday to discuss details. more »»

Ohio Shuts Down Jefferson County Frack Recycling Facility

March 28, 2015 HAMMONDSVILLE - After Jefferson County residents and environmental advocates filed numerous complaints with the state Department of Natural Resources about a fracking fluid recycling facility along... more »»

WesBanco Sees $247M in New Deposits From Shale

November 6, 2014 Lease and royalty payments for Marcellus and Utica shale contracts are not only paying off for mineral owners, as WesBanco officials said $247 million worth of new deposits over the past year came... more »»

‘Jet Engine’ Sound Near Well Leak

November 6, 2014 MINGO JUNCTION - Jefferson County residents sent fleeing from their homes amid the methane leak at the American Energy Partners Utica shale natural gas well site late Tuesday said they are thankful... more »»

Students gain RigPass certification through Utica Shale Academy

October 25, 2014 SALINEVILLE, Ohio — Students took the first step to prepare for working in the oil and gas field by gaining their RigPass certification through the Utica Shale Academy. more »»

Energy Express Services participating in Utica Shale Academy

September 3, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Oil and gas companies are taking an active role in the newly formed Utica Shale Academy that gets under way this month. more »»

Jefferson County learns of pipeline

October 9, 2013 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -The Jefferson County commissioners learned this month about a $200 million pipeline project that will run from northern Monroe County through Belmont County to northern Jefferson... more »»

Mobile water system gets test run in Brooke

April 29, 2013 BEECH BOTTOM, W.Va. - A revolutionary water purification system is getting a test drive at Sheehan Pipeline's new Brooke County operations center. more »»

Pietro Ready to test the demand

March 29, 2013 WEIRTON - The Italian company that wants to build a $9 million plant in the Three Springs Drive business park will be testing demand here in the U.S. during the next 18 months. more »»

FirstEnergy sells land to shale firm

January 24, 2013 By LINDA HARRIS Shale Play TORONTO, Ohio — FirstEnergy has sold 40-plus acres on the outskirts of Toronto to a Texas company that will be using it for a shale-related business activity. more »»

County requires prevailing wages

January 24, 2013 By MARK LAW Shale Play STEUBENVILLE, Ohio —The Jefferson County commissioners have signed a road maintenance agreement with a company looking to build a large pipeline associated with the gas... more »»

Area has hope for former steel property

November 8, 2012 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Local development leaders are pleased that the new owner of a 111-acre industrial property near Third Street in Steubenville with river, rail and interstate access is willing to... more »»

Expert: Shale will benefit Eastern Ohio

November 2, 2012 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The impact of gas and oil drilling in Jefferson County and the region was the topic of discussion during the Friday luncheon meeting of the city Rotary Club at the city YWCA. more »»

Eastern Gateway moves forward with ShaleNET and safety training

November 2, 2012 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Just as the area is booming with business growth from the oil and gas industry, so is the worker training booming at Eastern Gateway Community Colleg. more »»

Three-day oil, gas training session set

October 16, 2012 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Progress Alliance and Eastern Gateway Community College are teaming together to offer a three-day gas and oil industry training opportunity with the help of the Small Business... more »»

County airport panel backs seismic testing

October 3, 2012 By LINDA HARRIS Shale Play WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — The Jefferson County Airport Authority is willing to go along with seismic testing of its 560-acre property if it means getting proof that lucrative... more »»


August 22, 2012 IMPERIAL, Pa. —Toronto, Ohio resident Rick Sparks figures he’s living proof that the oil and gas industry wants to hire local. more »»

48-page guide touts county’s advantages

August 9, 2012 By LINDA HARRIS Shale Play STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Community Improvement Corp. more »»



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