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Mandel Becomes Latest Republican To Denounce Drilling Tax Proposal

Mandel (left) has taken stands against Gov. Kasich's proposals to increase the state's severance tax on drilling companies, and Kasich's plan to expand Ohio's Medicaid program.
March 8, 2013

The divide over the governor’s budget goes on in the Republican Party, as the state treasurer has come out against another key provision of John Kasich’s budget.

One Dead, Another Injured After Eastern Ohio Drilling Accident

The accident happened near Carrollton in eastern Ohio.
February 26, 2013

Authorities said the accident occurred Monday afternoon at a gas drilling rig near Carrolton, southeast of Canton.

Cities Cash In On Leasing Land For Drilling

Wick Park in Youngstown
Youngstown officials say they don't intend to lease Wick Park or any other city park land for natural gas drilling.
29, 2012

In some Eastern Ohio cities like Youngstown and Campbell, the source for a financial and jobs windfall is development of the oil and gas fields know as the Utica shale.

Trade Group Starts Web Site For Ohio Oil, Gas Jobs

The Web site went live Monday morning with links to about 20 companies looking for employees in Ohio's Utica Shale region.
6, 2012

The Web site www.eidohio.org offers links to companies looking for workers in Ohio’s Utica Shale region.

Natural Gas Report Shows Productivity In Utica Shale

Shaded areas show the extent of Ohio's deep shale fields where geologists say natural gas and oil is trapped.
April 3, 2012

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 Shale Deposits Rich In ‘Wet Gas’

Natural gas wells like this one continue to pop up in Ohio and around the Midwest and Great Lakes region.
20, 2012

The price of natural gas is near a ten year low and that’s prompted one major producer to pare production from regional wells. But current market forces favor more development of natural gas fields in Eastern Ohio.