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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.

Fracking: A Chemical Breakdown

fracking well
Drilling rigs like this one have popped up around Ohio and other parts of the country since the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
4, 2012

In the natural gas production process known as fracking, companies use millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals. Among the questions surrounding the process is exactly what chemicals are used, and what degree of threat they pose to the environment.

Ex-Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement In Ohio

Carl Shye, Jr. of New Albany pleads guilty to embezzling $470,000 from charter schools in Columbus, Dayton, and Youngstown over a six-year period.
June 21, 2012

A former Ohio charter school treasurer has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $470,000 in federal education funds from four schools over six years.

BP Confirms Deal For Drilling Rights To 84,000 Acres In Ohio

The deal between BP and members of the Associated Landowners of the Ohio Valley will reportedly send landowners $3,900 per acre for mineral rights.
27, 2012

The deal between BP and members of the Associated Landowners of the Ohio Valley is expected to give landowners $3,900 per acre for mineral rights.

Developers To Make Bid For Fifth Ohio Casino

Casino slots
File photo
22, 2012

Tow men who’ve made three unsuccessful bids at legalizing gambling say they’re starting a ballot effort for a casino in the Youngstown area.

Lawmakers, Gas Drilling Companies Meet About Earthquakes

One of the may natural gas drilling wells that have sprung up around the Great Lakes region in recent years.
18, 2012

A state lawmaker called the meeting a continuation of the industry’s “public relations campaign.”

An Airplane Skids Off Runway in Youngstown

3, 2012

A Youngstown airport says a plane that arrived from Florida with up to 150 people on board skidded off a runway and got stuck in grass.

Youngstown Leads Nation’s Cities In “Concentrated” Poverty

Downtown Youngstown.
3, 2011

The report was released Thursday by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution.

OSU freshman dies in accidental shooting

18, 2007

Friends and family are mourning the death of an Ohio State University freshman who was killed in an accidental shooting.