Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Beaver County landowner ordered to pay $137,000 for disturbing wetlands

Monday, November 12, 2012

Contact the Department of Environmental Protection before disturbing a wetland, creek or stream. A Beaver County man learned how costly it can be not to call them.

Carroll County leads Ohio for the number of shale permits issued in October

Thursday, November 8, 2012

In October, 231 new drilling permits were granted in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Ohio Auctioneers Association changes its management team

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The association board of directors has hired KJMB, LLC to manage the affairs of the association.

Marlington High School: New program hopes to open doors in oil and gas industry for students

Friday, November 2, 2012

A pilot program between the Ohio Department of Education and Marlington High School began this year, and there are 22 students in the program.

Belmont Co. couple seeks $2 million in lawsuit against Oxford Oil Co.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Belmont County couple has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $2 million from Oxford Oil Company over an oil and gas lease signed in 2006.

Apple production is down across the state, and spring weather is to blame

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The apple harvest is coming to an end earlier than usual in Ohio with a reduced, but some say sweeter, supply.

Isolated rainfall has big impact on region’s corn and soybean yields

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The consensus in Ohio and Pennsylvania is that grain crop yields may be down, but it could have been a lot worse when to compared to other Midwestern states.

Ohio beef marketing program referendum fails

Friday, October 12, 2012

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced it has certified the results of the 2012 Ohio Beef Marketing Program Referendum. The referendum, seeking to increase the state checkoff on cattle from $1 to $2, did not receive enough favorable votes to pass.

Number of shale permits sought slowed in Ohio, but not Pennsylvania

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

There are 57 Utica shale wells in Ohio waiting to be fracked, according to the most current report by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. However, the ODNR is reporting that this report is not up to date due to staffing challenges and setting a new system up that in the future will automatically update the report.

Oil and gas pipelines are the next stage in shale development

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LONDON, Ohio — Mineral rights leasing in eastern Ohio may be slowing, but the desire to build pipelines to the planned wells is growing. Now that many landowners have leased their property and wells are being developed, the next stage is getting the gas from the well to the marketplace and that will require pipelines. […]

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About Kristy

Kristy Foster Seachrist lives in Columbiana County raising sheep and horses. She earned her degree from Youngstown State University and has worked in both print and broadcast journalism. You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/fosterk96.