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Report: Ohio gov. wants drilling tax hike

March 14, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. more »»

Caution urged in mineral rights leasing

March 9, 2012 The promise of money is enticing, but before signing a mineral rights lease in the midst of the current shale boom, landowners need to do a lot of homewor. more »»

$24.8M deal has Noble Co. buzzing

March 6, 2012 The parent company of Triad Hunter Resources in Reno recently announced a leasehold purchase totaling $24. more »»

Girl makes ‘fracking’ DVDs

March 5, 2012 Late Sunday morning 12-year-old Deborah Partin was turning out DVDs about hydraulic fracturing—more commonly called “fracking”— on her computer in an upstairs room of her family’s 140-year-old... more »»

The Wilds leased for drilling

March 1, 2012 COLUMBUS — The expected boom in natural gas drilling could extend to the Wilds, the outdoor exotic animal preserve established by a consortium of zoos in eastern Ohio. more »»

Port authority sees opportunities

February 29, 2012 Securing a cracker plant and a barge port in the area are goals this year for the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority, according to discussion at the group’s annual meeting Tuesday. more »»

Study: Drilling envisioned as an an Ohio bonanza

February 29, 2012 COLUMBUS — An academic team enlisted by Ohio’s business sector released a study Tuesday that finds oil and gas drilling will mean more than 65,000 jobs and an almost $4. more »»

Marcellus & Utica shale boom: MC professor versed on all sides of the issue

February 28, 2012 When he first entered college at Penn State University, Scranton, Pa. native Bob Chase wasn’t sure what he’d gotten himself into. more »»

Marcellus & Utica shale boom: $5,900 an acre for oil well land that used to draw $20

February 27, 2012 Although he hasn’t been handed the money yet, Beverly resident Charlie Schilling has agreed to lease some of his Noble County land for thousands of dollars for the purpose of shale drilling. more »»

Are We Ready? Are fracking regulations in place locally, statewide?

February 25, 2012 Ready or not, the shale boom in Ohio is underway. more »»

Are We Ready? The Times partnering with WOUB for show on fracking

February 25, 2012 As the state of Ohio continues to prepare itself for the upcoming boom expected from hydraulic fracturing, questions about the practice remain for both opponents and proponents of the issue. more »»

Marietta professor under scrutiny for oil, gas panel role

February 22, 2012 The Ohio Ethics Commission is looking into the business dealings of a Marietta College professor serving as a member of the governor-appointed Ohio Oil and Gas Commission, at his request. more »»

Legislators get big money from oil, gas

February 18, 2012 By Evan Bevins The Marietta Times ebevins@mariettatimes. more »»

Oil, gas industry researchers exempt from Marietta tax

February 7, 2012 On any given business day 40 to 50 people can be found at the Washington County Recorder’s Office, doing research on local shale-bearing properties for the oil and gas industry. more »»

Monroe Co. bonanza

February 3, 2012 Facing an unemployment rate of 9. more »»

Forum on fracking

February 1, 2012 A community forum on shale exploration and the fracking process Tuesday night at Marietta College didn’t settle the debate, but many said they hope it will serve as the start of a conversation. more »»

Forum on oil and gas opportunities

January 28, 2012 Oil and gas development could result in $36 billion being invested in Ohio over the next few years, an energy official said Friday during a forum in Marietta. more »»

Viewpoint: Higher taxes on oil and gas will derail economic opportunities for Southeast Ohio

January 27, 2012 With high unemployment, housing foreclosures and families struggling to make ends meet, there’s no denying that many Ohioans are hurting financially. more »»

Oil and gas workers in area bringing needed revenue

January 21, 2012 An influx of pipeline workers for the oil and gas industry is providing a burst of economic activity in the Marietta area and filling local RV parks, including about 25 spaces being rented at the... more »»

Public invited to info sessions on fracking

January 17, 2012 With hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — expected to be used in the coming years to tap into Marcellus and Utica shale deposits in the Mid-Ohio Valley, several different organizations... more »»



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