Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Carroll County farmer wins court injunction against Chesapeake

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Carroll County farm wins an injunction against Chesapeake.

New law eliminates inheritance tax, realty transfer tax on family farms

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Elder Vogel (R-47) announced July 9 that Governor Tom Corbett has signed a new law exempting family farms from the inheritance tax and the realty transfer tax. Continuing the farming tradition “This legislation is about furthering opportunity in […]

Trumbull County Fair 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The temperatures soared into the 90’s during the week of the Trumbull County Fair and with the record temperatures came record high prices for steers, lambs and hogs.

Trumbull County: Landowners sue North Coast Energy and Enervest over gas leases

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WARREN, Ohio — A lawsuit filed by a Kinsman, Ohio, couple against North Coast Energy and Enervest Operating LLC could be expanded as class action on behalf of at least 40 other landowners. Unlawfully notarized? Kenneth and Martha Cole, of Kinsman, filed the lawsuit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court June 18. According to the lawsuit, […]

Marcellus and Utica shale: Well permitting not slowing down despite lower natural gas prices

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Interest in the Marcellus and Utica shale does not appear to be waning in Ohio or Pennsylvania, according to the permits sought in each state.

Belmont County: Three brothers suing Oxford Oil Company

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Feichters’ lease had called for a 160-acre pooling unit when they signed it in 2006.

Keep those mineral rights in the family

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — With 30 years experience navigating the minefields of mineral rights and real estate, Monroe County attorney Richard A. Yoss often advises his clients not sell the mineral rights for any reason. But he does often suggest families transfer those mineral rights to another vehicle. Yoss counsels some clients to create a limited […]

Never say never: Selling rights might be OK for some

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There are those who say selling your mineral rights can be a good thing, depending on your situation

Don’t be in a hurry to sell your mineral rights

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Take a ride in eastern Ohio and it is evident the landscape is changing. In some areas, driveways for gas well sites are being constructed, well pads are being poured and drilling is commencing, all for the much-touted energy boom.

Morning Dew Orchards: A blend of new technology and old methods keeps it profitable

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Doug Woolf has expanded the farm’s crops, and now Morning Dew Orchards produces 33 varieties of apples, many of which commercial orchards don’t grow anymore.


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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