Ex-Chesapeake CEO heading new shale gas venture

September 5, 2013 LISBON, Ohio — Aubrey McClendon has returned to Columbiana County after parting ways with Chesapeake Energy earlier this year. more »»

Reports: Shale only part of job picture

September 5, 2013 WARREN, Ohio — About 1,300 workers last year found employment in Ohio’s Utica and Marcellus Shale natural gas industry bringing the number of workers filling Ohio shale drilling-related jobs to... more »»

Columbiana Co. wants to take advantage of economic opportunities

September 5, 2013 LISBON, Ohio — Eleven years after the Columbiana County’s economic development director’s position was eliminated due to lack of funding, county commissioners are preparing to bring it back. more »»

Niles opposes drilling

September 5, 2013 NILES, Ohio — In an attempt to stop deep well hydraulic fracturing within the city limits, council voted unanimously last month to adopt a “community bill of rights. more »»

Officials to Halcon: ‘Protect the tranquillity’

September 5, 2013 LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Local elected officials are calling on natural gas and oil companies to find ways to muffle drill site lights and sounds without muffling their profits. more »»

Professor Wants Air Emissions Regulated

August 26, 2013 NEW MARTINSVILLE - Levels of carcinogenic benzene in the air 625 feet away from one natural gas drill site were so bad that a West Virginia University professor said he would recommend "respiratory... more »»

W.Va. Lawmakers Discuss Revenue in N.D.

August 26, 2013 WHEELING - North Dakota leaders told a West Virginia delegation Thursday that the Mountain State should establish a future fund from its oil and natural gas severance collections, even though they... more »»

Ohio Leaders Shown $2.2 Billion Gas Plant

August 26, 2013 CADIZ - Ohio lost its first bid for an ethane cracker plant to Pennsylvania. Sen. Rob Portman wants to make sure that doesn't happen again. Portman, R-Ohio, toured MarkWest Energy's $2. more »»

MarkWest Cited in Fish Kill

August 26, 2013 LITTLETON, W.V. more »»

Reports: Shale only part of job picture

August 26, 2013 WARREN, Ohio - About 1,300 workers last year found employment in Ohio's Utica and Marcellus Shale natural gas industry, bringing the number of workers filling Ohio shale drilling-related jobs to... more »»

Lawmakers Look Into Future

August 20, 2013 WHEELING - West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler believes past state leaders squandered a golden opportunity to build wealth for future generations when the coal industry was at its height -... more »»

Delbrugge Vows to Keep Up the Battle

August 20, 2013 WHEELING - Whether they like it or not, many Warwood residents find themselves preparing for life with GreenHunter Water's natural gas frack water treatment facility in their neighborhood, following... more »»

Landslide Damages Gas Pipeline

August 20, 2013 LITTLETON, W.Va. - A landslide apparently damaged a MarkWest Energy pipeline in northern Wetzel County this week, causing it to rupture and spill an unidentified, but potentially explosive, liquid. more »»

Report: Fracking not endangering W.Va. air quality

August 20, 2013 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A state study says no new rules are needed to protect West Virginia's air quality from natural gas drilling. more »»

Kensington plant fired up

August 15, 2013 KENSINGTON, Ohio — Thousands of hours of manual labor and millions of dollars have been invested in a plant just outside of Hanoverton, and it’s only a matter of time before those efforts pay off. more »»

A Pipe Dream

August 15, 2013 First, there was the mad rush to stake claim on mineral rights for thousands of acres in the Utica Shale Play. Now there is the wait. more »»

Divided community turns out for meeting

August 15, 2013 SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Margaret Henry, who lives just across the state line and less than a mile from the construction site of a new cryogenic natural gas processing plant, is not pleased with... more »»



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