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Drilling protest

April 8, 2012 BAZETTA — At least two dozen protesters from Trumbull and Mahoning counties marched across Mosquito Lake Dam and up to the state park offices Saturday, calling attention to what they described as... more »»

Workers wanted

April 5, 2012 Daniel Limbeck said he’s hoping his visit to Packard Music Hall in Warren on Wednesday gives him the “much-needed” edge to start ove. more »»

Report: Ohio wells producing

April 3, 2012 COLUMBUS — Natural gas wells using the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing are producing at a much higher rate than traditional wells, according to the first look at production figures fro... more »»

Mathews part of natural gas agreement

April 3, 2012 VIENNA — An agreement between a multi-national energy company and a local landowners group for the right to drill for natural gas should benefit a local school district. more »»

Patriot to close doors

March 31, 2012 WARREN — Patriot Water Treatment President Andrew Blocksom announced Friday that as of midnight today the company will issue two-week notices to all of their 25 employees, as the facility prepares t... more »»

Eye on our roads

March 29, 2012 Engineer Randy Smith says discussions he’s had with two gas and oil well drilling companies expected to drill in Trumbull County were not ‘‘pro-fracking or anti-fracking discussions, it was simply... more »»

Patriot: Ruling may close plant

March 29, 2012 WARREN — A decision from the Environmental Review Appeals Commission could be the death blow for Patriot Water Treatment Co., a spokesman said Wednesday. more »»

Infrastructure protection sought

March 28, 2012 WARREN — Gas and oil well drilling companies say activity could begin in Trumbull County as soon as sometime in the next six weeks, according to the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office. more »»

Influx of cash could boost area economy

March 28, 2012 WARREN — From paying off childrens’ college costs to boosting the area’s attractiveness to retailers and creating a market for natural gas-powered vehicles, the potential signing of gas drilling... more »»

BP sheds light on prep work

March 28, 2012 Although an agreement was reached Monday between BP and a local group of Trumbull County landowners, development of the acreage and drilling activity will take some time. more »»

Building on shale:

March 28, 2012 WARREN — The company that owns the former Chase building downtown is negotiating with a company involved with the shale industry to lease at least one floor of the seven-story building. more »»

Fracking, public safety meeting set

March 28, 2012 Tribune Chronicle WARREN — The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s hydraulic fracturing committee is meeting in Ashtabula in May. more »»

Tue 10:45 am: Trumbull landowners lease minerals to BP

March 27, 2012 WARREN - BP announced today an agreement to lease thousands of acres in Trumbull County for future oil and gas production in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale formation. more »»

Making sparks

March 25, 2012 BAZETTA — Everett Industries Inc.’s abrasive cutting machines have been used to slice everything from bundles of thin hypodermic needles to thick steel cables used to hold up the Golden State Bridg. more »»

Jobs boom for Mahoning Valley

March 23, 2012 BOARDMAN — Even though eastern Ohio didn’t land Shell Oil’s cracker plant, the Mahoning Valley is easily within range to benefit from the $2. more »»

Unions, execs talk Valley potential

March 23, 2012 CANFIELD — With the hope of a booming gas and oil industry in the Mahoning Valley, local union members, business leaders and oil company representatives gathered Thursday in a closed-door session... more »»

Shale plant could soon be built

March 22, 2012 KENSINGTON — Construction of a shale gas collection and processing plant could begin within two months at the yet undisclosed location, according to officials who attended this week’s meeting of... more »»

Site of gas plant still unknown

March 19, 2012 The shale natural gas collection and processing complex to be built in Columbiana County appears to be located closer to the tiny crossroads community of Kensington than Hanoverton, according to a... more »»

Not enough workers for shale jobs (video)

March 16, 2012 BOARDMAN — Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 396 held 13,500 hours of training last year to prepare skilled trades workers, and it still wasn’t enough to meet the growing demand from area shale gas... more »»



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