Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Ohio law supersedes landowner’s wishes and allows pipeline survey

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Bloomingdale, Ohio, landowner lost the right to stop surveyors for Enterprise Liquids Pipeline from entering her farm.

Monroe County is new leader for number of permits issued by ODNR

Thursday, May 3, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — The drilling frenzy has officially hit Monroe County. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued a total of seven permits in Monroe County during April. All of the permits were issued to HG Energy for wells in Washington Township on the same property named Whitacre Enterprises Inc. Carroll County Five permits were […]

A rescue horse at the Peter Campbell horsemanship clinic gets a new home

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NEGLEY, Ohio — In a sight that had to be witnessed to believe, a rescue horse got a new home. Spectators and participants at a Peter Campbell horsemanship workshop April 19-22 at the Simmons Equestrian Center in Negley, were treated to a scene that won’t soon be recreated. Paula Mattes, organizer of the event, said […]

Labor Department withdraws youth rule that some have called ridiculous

Friday, April 27, 2012

The rule, as designed, could have restricted what children can do on a farm and, in some instances, prevented them from doing some farm chores.

Don’t lose what means the most to you; ask questions before mining

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Mains say their farm will never be the same after long wall mining went through the property.

Work continuing on shale well pad as case makes way through federal court

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Some landowners in Darlington Township are not the only people upset with some of the tactics used by Chesapeake Exploration. Now the township supervisors are not happy.

Butler County, Pa., family loses barn and home to two blazes in two days

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

CLEARFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Pennsylvania family is attempting to put their lives back together this week after two separate fires destroyed both their house and their barn. Harry S. Snyder III and his wife, Deborah, lost not only the older bank barn and the converted dairy barn housing 60 hogs, but their home and […]

Pennsylvania: Marcellus Shale legislation goes into effect for fees, but not zoning portion

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — Most of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale impact fee legislation is now official, but a state appellate judge blocked part of it with an injunction April 11. The final bill is dubbed Act 13. The legislation went into effect April 16 and requires well drillers to pay fees based on the number of Marcellus […]

Lawrence County father and son team named Master Farmers

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

James and Rob Yost received the news in January and April 2 they received the honor of being named Master Farmers.

Pennsylvania: Municipalities say Marcellus shale impact fee legislation overreaching

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

••• As of the afternoon of April 11, Attorney John Smith who is representing some of the townships that filed the lawsuit, an injunction was granted by the judge in this case. The injunction only pertains to the zoning portion of the Marcellus shale impact fee. The rest of the legislation is still set to […]

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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.