Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Utica and Marcellus shale: Permit numbers are lower; waiting list to be fracked is growing in Ohio

Thursday, August 2, 2012

While permits are still being sought in the Utica shale region, the real story may be in the number of wells waiting to be fracked.

Ohio: Grain prices climbing as crops bake in 2012 drought

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

One-third of the corn and soybean crops in the Midwest are projected to have poor yields this harvest due to the drought.

Howard Leslie wants to be found in only one place: the milking parlor

Friday, July 20, 2012

ENON VALLEY, Pa. — For the first time in more than 40 years, Howard Leslie won’t be returning to the classroom in the fall. While, he could be riding around in a golf cart hitting golf balls, he has a distinctly different approach to taking it easy. He is spending his summer milking cows. After […]

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 […]


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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