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Port Authority may play role in shale gas industry

May 22, 2012 VIENNA — The Western Reserve Port Authority, along with officials throughout the Mahoning Valley, must be ready to attract employers tied to the area’s budding natural gas industry, two real estate... more »»

Pa. health care company seeks gas drilling facts

May 21, 2012 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some people are absolutely sure gas drilling threatens public health, while others are absolutely sure it doesn’t. Geisinger Health Systems is looking for more facts on the debate. more »»

Second Utica shale permit issued in Trumbull County

May 18, 2012 HARTFORD — The second Utica shale drilling permit has been issued for Trumbull County, but don’t expect to see the rig anytime soon. more »»

Drillers cutting checks to Trumbull landowners

May 17, 2012 FOWLER — Richard and Ida Faber were among more than several dozen families celebrating Wednesday afternoon as they signed the shale mineral rights away for their properties. more »»

Clue to gas plant site

May 13, 2012 HANOVERTON — After months of speculation on the location where a planned $400 million shale gas collection and processing plant will be constructed, a $1. more »»

Company to bring 150 jobs

May 10, 2012 YOUNGSTOWN — Another major player in the oil and gas industry has decided to set up shop in the Mahoning Valley, bringing about 150 jobs with it. more »»

Road standards OK’d for drilling

May 4, 2012 WARREN — Standards are in place to protect roads, culverts and bridges in Trumbull County from harm caused by gas and oil well drilling-related activity. more »»

Vienna, drillers set to ink deal

April 30, 2012 VIENNA — Township trustees are expected today to ink a deal that will lease mineral rights on 16 acres of township property for oil and natural gas drilling. more »»

Columbiana County landowners seek release from gas lease

April 27, 2012 LISBON — The owners of three parcels of property on Kirk Road in Fairfield Township have filed a lawsuit seeking to have an old gas lease with Columbia Gas Transmission LLC declared terminated. more »»

Drilling work to start in Vienna

April 25, 2012 VIENNA — Trumbull County has recorded its first Utica Shale well permit. Drilling is expected by June. more »»

Patriot case to be heard today

April 24, 2012 Patriot Water Treatment LLC has a hearing today in Columbus before the Environmental Review Appeals Commission — the next step in the company’s fight to resume sending treated brine water to Warren. more »»

Shale water testing discussed

April 24, 2012 WINDSOR — Residents gathered at the Windsor Community Center here Monday evening to learn about water testing that could protect their rights in the event of contamination from drillin. more »»

Quakes not isolated to Youngstown

April 23, 2012 A report issued this month suggests the Mahoning Valley’s earthquakes may not be the isolated, random phenomenon previously suspecte. more »»

EPA targets fracking emissions

April 19, 2012 The Obama administration is issuing the first national standards to control air pollution from gas wells that are drilled using a method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but not without... more »»

Sun. 4:07pm: Expert says all Pa. oil, gas waste needs treatment

April 15, 2012 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former top environmental official says Pennsylvania's successful efforts to keep Marcellus Shale wastewater away from drinking water supplies should be extended to all other oil... more »»

Thu. 11am: Catskill Mountains town bans fracking

April 12, 2012 OLIVE, N.Y. (AP) — The Town of Olive in the Catskill Mountains is the latest community in New York to ban to natural gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing. more »»

Thu. 11:18am: 300-foot buffer proposed for Ohio park drilling

April 12, 2012 COLUMBUS (AP) — Proposed rules for allowing drilling in Ohio's state parks would require natural gas and oil companies to stay at least 300 feet — the length of a football field — from campgrounds,... more »»

BP outlines drilling plans

April 10, 2012 VIENNA — A short drive to Salem starting today will set 1,954 owners of some 84,000 Trumbull County acres on a lifelong journey that is expected to take much of the Mahoning Valley’s economy along... more »»



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