95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Authorities said the accident occurred Monday afternoon at a gas drilling rig near Carrolton, southeast of Canton.
Anti-war slogans are everywhere in eastern Ohio this campaign season. â€œStop the War on Coalâ€ is one of the most common yard signs seen in Ohioâ€™s sprawling 6th congressional district, a region at the center of the stateâ€™s shale oil and gas boom.
Every week this travel season, weâ€™re taking you to an interesting but sometimes overlooked part of Ohio. Today weâ€™re headed to the National Museum of Cambridge Glass in eastern Ohio.
Backers of both President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney have been running Ohio ads attacking the other candidate’s position on coal.
A wood-boring beetle that can kill ash trees and has been found throughout Ohio now has been confirmed in two more eastern Ohio counties.
The figures reported by natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy to state regulators show five Ohio wells producing 2.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas last year.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich lobbied hard for the plant, which will “crack” natural gas compounds into other products.
Three natural gas companies are investing $900 million on a natural gas processing plant and another plant natural gas liquids such as propane.
The report from the Ohio Shale Coalition predicts 65,000 jobs from oil and natural gas drilling. Critics cede that fracking will bring jobs, but they say that’s even more reason for tighter regulations.