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Two new permits sought

July 1, 2012 LISBON — Two more permits have been sought or issued to drill for shale gas in Columbiana County, bringing to the total to 40. more »»

Companies seek access for testing

June 23, 2012 LISBON — TGS-Nopek Geophysical Co. more »»

Drilling-related lawsuits on the rise

June 17, 2012 LISBON — The shale gas boom underway in Columbiana County has been a boon to the legal profession judging by the number of lawsuits. more »»

Applications filed for five more permits

June 9, 2012 LISBON — Five more permits are being sought to drill for shale gas in Columbiana County, bringing the total to 38 over the past two years. more »»

Drilling permits starting to add up

May 20, 2012 LISBON — A new permit has been issued to drill for shale gas in Columbiana County, bringing to 33 the number of well permits issued by the state since mid 2011. more »»

Company buys land for gas plant

May 12, 2012 HANOVERTON — An 117-acre site located about a mile south of the village has apparently been chosen for a proposed $400 million shale gas collection and processing plant. more »»

Agreements for road maintenance approved

May 12, 2012 LISBON — Two more road-maintenance agreements for areas where shale gas wells are expected to be drilled were approved this week by Columbiana County commissioners. more »»

Dousing the drill

April 21, 2012 Firefighters from Hanover Township departments 28 and 29 along with Winona Fire Department responded to a drilling rig fire on Hoffee Road in Guilford Lake around 4:30 Friday afternoon. more »»

Landowners win a battle in court

April 21, 2012 LISBON — Four Columbiana County landowners won a battle Friday to keep a company that performs seismic testing off their properties. Gary Carter, Larry Fryfogle, James Zimmerman and Golden H. more »»

Commissioners approve road use agreement

April 21, 2012 LISBON — An agreement to maintain a county road in Middleton Township where a shale gas well will be drilled was approved this week by Columbiana County commissioners. more »»

Park board hires representation to negotiate lease

April 15, 2012 EAST LIVERPOOL — The Thompson Park Board agreed Friday to have a company enter negotiations for a gas/oil lease for about 140 acres of park property. more »»

Property owners taken to court

April 3, 2012 LISBON — A company that performs testing for shale gas drillers has taken legal action to get onto four leased properties where it is being denied access. TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co. more »»

Port finds another use for state funds

April 1, 2012 EAST LIVERPOOL — The Columbiana County Port Authority received preliminary state approval to use state money once allocated for Baard Energy on a project to help two companies at its Wellsville rive... more »»

Pipeline will run through county

March 31, 2012 LISBON — Columbiana County residents whose property falls within the path of a proposed pipeline that would connect Ohio’s shale gas fields with markets in the southwest should soon be receiving a... more »»

Columbiana not ready to pull the trigger on drilling lease

March 26, 2012 COLUMBIANA — With land-owners across the county signing oil and gas leases, Columbiana City Council members are debating whether to pursue a lease for city-owned property. more »»

Port authority looks to profit from gas and oil activity

March 25, 2012 EAST LIVERPOOL — Officials are hoping Shell Oil’s proposed petrochemical refinery near Beaver, Pa. more »»

Chesapeake still finalizing purchase of property for plant

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 »»

Monaca chosen as site for muti-billion-dollar petrochemical refinery

March 15, 2012 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shell Oil Co. has chosen a site near Pittsburgh for a major, multi-billion-dollar petrochemical refinery that could provide a huge economic boost to the regio. more »»

If you just say no, Chesapeake may say yes to a job

March 15, 2012 LISBON — If God helps those who help themselves, then local residents need to do the same if they want to land jobs being created by the shale gas boom under way in Columbiana County. more »»

Energy company may step on gas

March 15, 2012 LISBON — An official familiar with Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s plans believes the company will move quickly to build a natural gas processing complex in Columbiana County. more »»



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