Shale Drilling

Old law sparks new fight over fracking

Houston-based Hilcorp is trying to use an old state law to drill under the property of four holdout landowners in New Bedford. …
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Pipe company plans expansion

DNV Energy, which operates Youngstown Pipe and Steel, plans a $1.5 million expansion at its Wilson Avenue plant. …
Columbiana County

Water request: Denied

LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) — Lisbon Village Council has turned down a request by a drilling company to use Willow Grove Park to take water from the Little Beaver Creek fo……
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Experts not surprised by Halcon decision

UPDATE Bob Rea of Buckeye Mineral Development said Halcon isn't giving up on the area, but is instead going to spend the next 12 months assessing the minerals coming out of its handful of existing wells before pumping huge amounts of capital into the area.…
Kensington gas processing plant

Groups question Ohio permitting

Some environmental groups and eastern Ohio residents say the state is hurrying permits for gas processing plants.…
Fracking report released

Group releases drilling report

Environment Ohio hopes to educate and push residents to ask officials for a statewide moratorium on fracking. …
Niles fracking meeting

Niles repeals Bill of Rights

City council members took the action Wednesday after passing the original law last month in response to fears a well was going to be drilled along Robbins Avenue.…
YOUNG conference

Expo focuses on production

The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is hosting its third annual YOUNG Conference and Expo. …
Young Conference

Mixer held ahead of conference

Businesses hoping to cash in on the oil and gas boom in our area will converge on the Covelli Centre Thursday. …
Niles fracking lesson

Fracking lesson given in Niles

City council passed the bill of rights as an emergency measure last month to prevent drilling in the city because of fears a well was going to be drilled along Robbins Avenue. …
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Fracking issue heads to ballot

Voters in Youngstown will decide once again in November if they want to allow hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, within the city limits.…
D & L Energy

D&L employee pleads guilty

An employee of a Youngstown company whose owner repeatedly ordered him to illegally dump oilfield waste down a storm sewer that fed into the Mahoning River pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal charges.…