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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 »»

Columbia brings in Hilcorp to handle drilling

September 17, 2012 COLUMBIANA – Two days this past week those who own land in the Brinker Storage Field were invited to meet with Columbia Gas Transmission and Hilcorp Energy officials to discuss what will become... more »»

Park to be leased for drilling

September 2, 2012 LISBON — The group opposed to drilling and logging at Beaver Creek State Park has been advised drilling will occur under the park at some point but there are no current plans to do so from the... more »»

Leasing work slows

August 27, 2012 LISBON — The Columbiana County Courthouse hallways are no longer crowded, and an off-site location opened specifically because of those crowds is now closed. more »»

EP ready to talk business

August 27, 2012 EAST PALESTINE — Village Manager Pete Monteleone will look into oil and gas lease representation through Salem-based Buckeye Mineral Development LLC. more »»

A beacon in the night

August 18, 2012 Many a weary night traveller on U.S. 30 find a little energy as they spy the lights of the drilling rig that sits high on the hill in the back pasture of the Bob Crosser Farm. more »»

Judge restricts drilling lease

August 18, 2012 LISBON — Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam determined part of the Summitcrest property in Summitville should no longer be included in an oil and gas lease agreement from 2004. more »»

Agreement clears way for site work, not drilling

August 4, 2012 LISBON — An agreement has been reached allowing Chesapeake Exploration to develop a well site on a dairy farm that straddles Columbiana and Carroll counties, but the company is prohibited from doing... more »»

Decision to hire lease negotiator causes some confusion in Columbiana

July 21, 2012 COLUMBIANA — There was some question among city council members Tuesday over whether the city is moving forward with leasing property for oil and gas drilling. more »»

State park drilling opposed

July 18, 2012 CALCUTTA — Although St. more »»

Marathon plans big push

July 17, 2012 EAST LIVERPOOL — The Columbiana County Port Authority acted Monday to help Marathon Petroleum expand its Wellsville operations and bring a similar company to the village that also intends to take... more »»

Couple sues attorneys over lease

July 7, 2012 LISBON — A couple filed a lawsuit Monday against their Lisbon attorneys, who they claim failed to handle their mineral rights lease properly, costing them a signing bonus and future royalty dollars... more »»

County signs pipeline easement

July 1, 2012 LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners will reap $72,000 as a result of the shale gas boom. more »»



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