Oil Prospects Wane

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources once estimated the Utica Shale under Ohio contained $500 billion in oil reserves. Some companies co…

Illegal Dumping Alleged

A Lowellville company is being investigated by state and federal agencies for possible criminal charges and civil penalties regarding allege…

Well Noise Complaints Heard

A woman from Weathersfield Township took her complaints about drilling activity at a well near her home to Trumbull County Commissioners Wed…

Opposition to Charter Grows

Will the proposed amendment to Youngstown’s City Charter to ban fracking for oil and gas take away the rights of city landowners to control …

Candidates Forum Held

Once again, fracking stole the show as citizens asked questions of the candidates and listened to arguments for and against Issue 1, which i…

Fracking Debate

About 40 people came out Thursday to the Faith Community Covenant Church ready to hear from both sides of the fracking debate: Frack Free Oh…

D&L Files for Bankruptcy

D&L Energy filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday and its president claims owners may have improperly diverted funds into other business accounts.

Road Deal Set for Vienna Well

It’s expected to be a busy summer for gas well drilling companies in Trumbull County as companies are expected to put up 10 to 15 wells arou…

Shale Drilling Begins

Drilling operations into the Utica Shale are beginning in Trumbull County.

Shale Traffic Increases

As construction continues on a multi-million dollar natural gas cryogenic processing plant in Mahoning County, residents in local communitie…

Bill Discussed to Ban Fracking

Youngstown voters will decide in May whether to approve a Community Bill of Rights which would ban fracking within the city limits. Monday, …

Coalition Against Legislation

On Friday, the coalition came out against the Community Bill of Rights, which is on the primary ballot for Youngstown voters.