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Fort Frye goes high-tech with curriculum

March 27, 2013 BEVERLY — The Fort Frye Local Board of Education voted Tuesday night to spend nearly $100,000 on a new high-tech social studies curriculum and accompanying equipment, while also approving a mineral... more »»

Oil, gas tax hike off table for now

March 23, 2013 Debate over how revenue from Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposed increase of a tax on oil and natural gas drilling should be used may be moot. more »»

Neighborhood well watching

March 9, 2013 Neighborhood Watch may soon have a new twist locally as residents explore starting a neighborhood well watching group, aimed to increase communication between the county, oil and gas companies and... more »»

WSCC officials lobby Gentile

March 5, 2013 The proposed state biennial budget could put Washington State Community College and other institutions between a rock and a hard place when it comes to funding. A proposed . more »»

Interest, access to shale surges in countries around the world

March 2, 2013 If Vladimir Putin seems a little grumpy lately, there is probably good reason: Russia is losing its grip on Europe’s natural gas supply. more »»

Coming soon? Town in N. Dakota may show future oil, gas impact

February 23, 2013 The economy is booming in Dickinson, N.D. more »»

Local protest

February 20, 2013 NEW MATAMORAS—Ten people were arrested during a Tuesday anti-fracking protest at a New Matamoras business, including a man who spent nearly five hours chained to a 30-foot-tall structure he erected... more »»

Gas well explosion kills local worker

February 19, 2013 A Little Hocking man was identified as the one who was killed in a natural gas well explosion in Taylor County on Friday. more »»

Triad opens new office

February 12, 2013 Officials with Houston-based Magnum Hunter Resources say they hope to maintain a long-term relationship with southeast Ohio and northwestern West Virginia through the company’s local subsidiary,... more »»

A safer fracking liquid?

February 8, 2013 Hoping to improve public opinion and address concerns from environmental groups about the process of hydraulic fracturing, those in the oil and gas industries are taking steps toward improving the... more »»

Shale gas exports will strengthen U.S. economy

February 5, 2013 In an effort to block exports of natural gas, an assorted mix of politicians, pundits and anti-oil and gas groups is pulling out all the stops. more »»

Oil, gas industry boosts economy, education

February 4, 2013 In late 2011, the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) released the Ohio Oil and Gas Industry Economic Impact Study. more »»

Chemical operators in demand locally

February 4, 2013 The Washington County Career Center continues to train chemical operators, but demand in the Valley and beyond is showing no signs of slowing down. more »»

Triad awaits OK on brine hauling

January 16, 2013 A local disposal company says transporting brine from fracking operations in Pennsylvania to New Matamoras by barge is a better method than trucking, but the U.S. more »»

Program on pipeline easement, right-of-way

December 8, 2012 As Marcellus and Utica Shale drilling continue to expand in Ohio, landowners have been bombarded with options to lease their mineral rights and provide for easements on their land. more »»

Local drilling coming in ’13

December 5, 2012 An official with energy resource company Triad Hunter says the first horizontal wells are planned to be drilled in Washington County next year. more »»

Drilling forum on potential danger to water

November 15, 2012 More than 40 people attended a forum about the oil and gas industry’s impact on local streams, rivers, reservoirs and groundwaters at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marietta Wednesday. more »»

Discussion covers oil, gas trends

November 6, 2012 A recent roundtable sponsored by the Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional District and the Ohio Development Services Agency helped stress to area governments and organizations the importance of... more »»

Unemployment rate still down in county

November 3, 2012 Washington County’s unemployment rate has been steady at 6.1 percent for the past three months, and county officials are offering several reasons for this positive “downturn.” “You can’t stay at 6. more »»

Forum on fracking, Ohio laws

October 16, 2012 Ohio could do a better job of regulating the oil and gas industry, according to a panel of speakers who participated in a forum entitled “Ohio’s Laws and the Oil and Gas Boom” at Marietta College... more »»



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