Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Gas Drilling In Wayne National Forest Put On Hold
The U.S. Forest Service is holding off on selling drilling rights in Ohio’s only national forest so officials there can look at the potential impacts from the process known as fracking.
Wayne National Forest Supervisor Anne Carey says more than 3,000 acres have been withdrawn from a natural gas and oil lease sale scheduled for next month.
Local leaders from areas near the forest in southeast Ohio had protested the lease sale, saying they feared a fracking accident could harm the forest. Some environmental groups have said the process that involves using chemical-laden water to free gas deposits has contaminated ground water supplies.