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Sen. Portman questions nominee on pensions

February 14, 2013 The man nominated to fill the U.S. Treasury secretary post is being questioned about the treasury department’s involvement in decisions to cut the pensions of thousands of Delphi salaried retirees. more »»

Amount of dumped waste unclear

February 12, 2013 YOUNGSTOWN — Crews have sucked more than 100,000 gallons from storm drains and the Mahoning River during their cleanup of improperly discharged oilfield waste, but that amount does not necessarily... more »»

Hagan pushing bills after Youngstown brine dump

February 12, 2013 A bill expanding the requirements for gas and oil well drillers in Ohio to report chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing languished in a House committee last year, but now it’s back among a handful... more »»

Safe Routes plan ready for approval

February 12, 2013 HOWLAND — A revised Safe Routes to School Plan aimed at increasing the number of students walking or biking to Howland Middle School is in its final stages before being sent to the state for funding. more »»

Area news briefs

February 12, 2013 Boil alert issued for Brookfield, Hubbard A boil advisory was put into effect at 4 p.m. Monday for parts of Brookfield and Hubbard townships due to a water main break. more »»

Blessing those who serve

February 12, 2013 The second annual Bless the Badge, which recognized the city’s safety forces for their service to the community, was held Monday night. more »»

Airport approves $500M gas deal

February 9, 2013 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Allegheny County Airport Authority approved a deal Friday with Consol Energy that could be worth $500 million for rights to drill for natural gas and oil at Pittsburgh... more »»

Brine-dumping reports came in repeatedly

February 8, 2013 YOUNGSTOWN — Anonymous complaints of illegal dumping on Salt Springs Road had come in repeatedly throughout January until state inspectors finally caught one in the act on Jan. more »»

Local railroad right-of-way could run drilling waterlines

February 7, 2013 EAST LIVERPOOL — Another potential buyer found for the Columbiana County Port Authority’s railroad is planning to continue operating the railroad and use the right-of-way to run waterlines to... more »»

Lawmakers urge expanded use of region’s natural gas (video)

January 26, 2013 NORTH JACKSON — Using an analogy from the sports world, Tim Harrington, the regional president for BP North America Gas, explained Friday the company’s presence in the Mahoning Valley and where it... more »»

Hubbard businessman ready for shale boom

January 14, 2013 LISBON — Hubbard Township-based businessman Ed Yasechko believes he knows an opportunity when he sees it, and he believes the area north of town on state Route 45 is poised to benefit from the shal... more »»

Pipeline sale to net $2B

January 1, 2013 WHEELING — Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy is selling the rest of its pipeline network and natural gas transporting equipment located largely in the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas for $2. more »»

First well to be drilled (video)

January 1, 2013 BURGHILL — Workers could be seen from nearby Hayes-Orangeville Road zipping around the base of the newly erected drilling rig towering high above the site. more »»

City OKs amended V&M Star agreement

December 28, 2012 YOUNGSTOWN — The Board of Control on Thursday approved an amended lease agreement for V&M Star’s new plant. more »»

Deal to build ethane plant not complete

December 28, 2012 MONACA, Pa. more »»

Area students form shale group

December 26, 2012 SALEM — Two Ohio State University students from the Mahoning Valley watched the once-dim economic landscape of their hometown brighten and founded an organization aimed at making the most of the... more »»

BP puts money into work force

December 9, 2012 One of the most interesting quotes I have heard recently came from Curtis Thomas, director of government and public affairs for BP America. more »»

Sun. 3:52pm: Fracking surveys find support in unexpected places

December 9, 2012 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Many people in New York and Pennsylvania have voiced concerns about the safety of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking. more »»



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