Mon. 8:47pm: Landowner discovers explosives

LANSING – Sandy Putorek is seeking answers as to why a Texas-based company conducting seismic testing in the area did not seek her permission before placing explosive charges on her property.

The charges are used to help locate deposits of natural gas.

Putorek, who lives in Pittsburgh but owns a 30-acre farm outside Lansing in Ohio’s Belmont County, said she noticed tracks running through her land during a recent trip to the farm. Believing teenagers on ATVs had created the tracks, she followed them before discovering the explosive devices.

Putorek and her attorney, Grace Hoffman, allege employees of a Texas company, Global Geophysical Services, encroached on her property to install the charges as part of a seismic test to develop a map of Utica Shale natural gas assets throughout eastern Ohio.

Global officials said in a statement they are working to rectify the matter.

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