The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
New figures show more than 3.5 million barrels of oil and 164 billion cubic feet of natural gas were produced during the final three months of 2014.
A fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the power of state-level oil and gas drilling regulations to supersede local zoning laws, dealing a major blow to local communities with bans on “fracking” and other drilling activity.
West Virginia is selling fracking rights under the Ohio River, and other states in the Ohio River Valley are keeping a close eye to see how the plan plays out.
There were four local anti-fracking measures on ballots in eastern Ohio, and the results were mixed.
A new study suggests that fracking triggered hundreds of too-small-to-be-felt earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the oil-and-gas extraction technique.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it has permitted 17 more horizontally-fracked wells in five eastern counties. The state permits allow for more oil and gas development in an area known as the Utica shale.
For many of Ohio’s rural residents, the shale boom has been a godsend of money and jobs. But for some, it’s a constant, deafening headache.
An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards near two wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater says the messages are coming down.
Big changes could be coming to Ohioâ€™s fracking regulations in terms of chemical disclosure. Itâ€™s a transparency issue environmental groups have been pushing to advance for years, and it appears another step is in the works following a major chemical spill.
Last week a processor called Access Midstream announced plans for a major expansion of its facility in Harrison County. And experts say investments in that midstream chunk of the business are a key sign of the long-term health of a regionâ€™s gas industry.