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Lack of lease concerns some on council

December 15, 2012 EAST PALESTINE — Will East Palestine land be leased for oil and gas drilling? That was the question two members of council asked this week. more »»

Road agreements will not affect royalty payments

November 24, 2012 NEGLEY — Middleton Township’s approval or denial of road use maintenance agreements (RUMAs) with Chesapeake Energy has no effect on landowners’ royalty payments, trustees said. more »»

State issues four new deep injection-well permits

November 14, 2012 COLUMBUS — Ohio began issuing its first new permits Tuesday for deep injection of chemically-laced wastewater from oil and gas drilling since a New Year’s Eve quake in Youngstown prompted an... more »»

Salem leases starting to pay off

November 13, 2012 SALEM — The city’s bank account received a one-time boost of $1,352,000 last week from Chesapeake Exploration for an oil and gas lease deal signed earlier this year, but city officials don’t plan to... more »»

Drilling fluids supplier up and running in Wellsville

November 13, 2012 WELLSVILLE —An Oklahoma-based company that moved into the Columbiana County Port Authority’s industrial park to take advantage of the oil and gas boom underway in the region has officially opened fo... more »»

Work on gas plant gets under way

November 11, 2012 HANOVERTON — The first phase of a $400 million gas collection and processing plant being built south of town is still on schedule to become operational by May. “We have a very aggressive timeline. more »»

Buckeye Transfer request approved

November 8, 2012 COLUMBIANA — The Fairfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved an additional conditional use application from Buckeye Transfer regarding “expansion needs” at the former National... more »»

Drilling draws national attention

October 20, 2012 THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE — While interviewing Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon, Jim Cramer of CNBC’s “Mad Money” called a natural gas drilling site in neighboring Carroll County “the middle of... more »»

Middleton trustees revoke road agreement

October 20, 2012 NEGLEY — Middleton Township trustees are blocking Chesapeake Energy from accessing a planned oil and gas well on the Benner property near Justison Road. more »»

Ruling due on Brinker Storage leases

October 14, 2012 LISBON — A ruling in county Common Pleas Court later this month will determine whether complaints filed against Columbia Gas Transmission fall under state law or federal law. more »»

Well work

October 13, 2012 The newest addition to the landscape outside North Lima is this 100-foot-tall temporary derrick erected by D&L energy group to assist with the construction of a brine injection well. more »»

Marathon effort

October 11, 2012 WELLSVILLE — A firm whose parent company is active in the regional shale gas boom intends to become part of Marathon Petroleum Corp. more »»

What it's fracked up to be

October 11, 2012 EAST LIVERPOOL — The costs of the shale gas drilling boom in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia far outweigh the economic and energy benefits, a West Virginia chemist and farmer who has studied th... more »»

Well, well, work begins

October 9, 2012 NORTH LIMA — Motorist on state Route 7 near the North Lima Ohio Turnpike exchange will see a temporary 100-foot tall derrick as part of the scenery. more »»

Off to the next site

October 4, 2012 The drilling rig was removed from the Mellinger well site off Beeson Mill Road near Leetonia Wednesda. more »»

5 new drilling permits issued for the county

September 30, 2012 LISBON — New drilling permit applications are on the rise again in Columbiana County after a brief lull, with five news applications and/or permits issued in the past several weeks. more »»

Port will see less shale revenue

September 29, 2012 EAST LIVERPOOL — The Columbiana County Port Authority will receive about $19,000 less than originally anticipated for leasing some of its railroad property to Chesapeake Exploratio. more »»

Parts of lawsuit against drillers dismissed

September 29, 2012 LISBON — Several parts of a lawsuit involving Chesapeake Exploration were dismissed last week, including parts of the lawsuit against a local man accused of notary fraud and slander. more »»

Effects of shale drilling discussed

September 28, 2012 Experts from across the board joined together recently to discuss the effects that oil and natural gas drilling will have in Columbiana and Mahoning counties, the state, and even the nation. more »»

Trustees stand firm on road agreements

September 23, 2012 NEGLEY — Middleton Township Trustees told Chesapeake Energy and CESO Inc. officials this week they expect certain things to happen before signing off on any future road use maintenance agreements. more »»



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