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Drillers get RUMA in Salem Township

March 12, 2015 FRANKLIN SQUARE — A road use management agreement (RUMA) for the Franklin Square Mangus well gathering lines was approved for Cardinal Midstream by Salem Township trustees on Wednesda. more »»

Township ruminates over road request

March 11, 2015 SALINEVILLE — Washington Township trustees have some information to work with regarding an oil and gas company’s road use maintenance agreement (RUMA), but said it needs extra clarificatio. more »»

Shale play showing sign of life in county

February 26, 2015 LISBON — Columbiana County has its first application for a new oil and gas drill site in three months. more »»

Gas lease lawsuit settled

February 25, 2015 LISBON — A gas lease related lawsuit filed in 2011 by the New Hope Community Church along with 26 property owners in Columbiana and Carroll Counties has ended with an agreement. more »»

Columbiana won’t muddy Clear Creek’s water

February 25, 2015 COLUMBIANA — The city will not appeal a state permit for a truck washing facility near the state Routes 7 and 14 intersection to continue operating. more »»

Brine truck driver killed in Carroll County

February 25, 2015 KENSINGTON — A North Jackson woman driving a truck carrying brine from a Carroll County gas well was killed Monday. The Free Press Standard identified the woman as Terrace L. more »»

Lawmaker visit Southern, Utica Academy

February 24, 2015 SALINEVILLE — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson spent Monday morning seeing and explaining what was in store for the youth of Southern Local. more »»

Court upholds Ohio’s power to regulate oil and gas drilling

February 18, 2015 COLUMBUS — Certain local zoning laws aimed at limiting fracking can’t be used to circumvent the state’s authority over oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. more »»

Landowners billed for gas wells

February 15, 2015 LISBON — 2014 marked the first year a significant number of Columbiana County property owners were taxed by the county auditor’s office for having a producing oil and gas well operating on or under... more »»

Park water off limits for fracking

March 22, 2014 LISBON — Village Council turned down a request by a drilling company that wanted to use Willow Grove Park to take water from the Little Beaver Creek for fracking a nearby well. more »»

Residents sorting out RUMA rumors

March 22, 2014 NEGLEY — Chesapeake Energy has not sought a new road use maintenance agreement (RUMA) in Middleton Township but has applied for a permit for a new well, Township Fiscal Officer Bob Chapman said... more »»

Columbiana approves water rate increase to pay for treatment plant

March 22, 2014 COLUMBIANA — City water users will see higher bills now that council has approved raising rates by $11 a month to pay for the cost of the new water treatment plan. more »»

Hotel industry cashes in on shale boom

March 16, 2014 LISBON — Check with any hotel, motel or campground throughout the area, and the one thing found in common is the presence of the shale industry. more »»

Council steps back

March 11, 2014 EAST PALESTINE — A council that has worked together fairly smoothly over the last year is now divided, and emotions ran hot Monday night in council chambers. more »»

Hue and cry in Palestine

February 26, 2014 EAST PALESTINE — “Put it on the ballot!” That was the chant from the majority of residents who turned out for this week’s Village Council meeting. more »»

Ethics question rears its head in Palestine

February 25, 2014 EAST PALESTINE — A group leasing proposal in East Palestine has been met with yet another roadblock, and this time ethics are under scrutiny. more »»

Company wants Middleton to pave way for drillers

February 24, 2014 NEGLEY — A road bond has been drafted by Middleton Township for a local company wanting to sell water to drilling companies. more »»

Mortgages may make signing drilling leases more difficult, attorney says

February 23, 2014 LISBON — It is possible that leasing property for oil and gas will make it more difficult to get a loan on a home, attorney Alan Wenger of the Harrington Hoppe and Mitchell law firm sai. more »»

East Palestine hopes to lure oil drilling

February 3, 2014 EAST PALESTINE — The village is working out details of a suggestion to offer land to oil and gas exploration companies in bulk, with some on council wary of the process while others believe it’s a... more »»

Businessman says shale boom is just beginning

February 3, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — Although it may seem that communities along the Ohio River are not seeing much impact from the Shale gas and oil boom, at least one business owner believe it’s coming and that... more »»



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