Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Marcellus and Utica shale: May appears to be busy month for permitting

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The photo is a shot of Washington County, Pennsylvania. A compressor station that services several Marcellus shale wells is located near the rear of some farms.

USDA issues order: Five county FSA offices to close in Ohio and seven in Pennsylvania

Monday, June 4, 2012

The USDA issued this map of the offices that will be closing.

Urban and rural: Congresswoman takes time to hear from both sides

Friday, June 1, 2012

BURTON, Ohio — Connecting the urban side and the rural side of the farm bill isn’t going to be easy. Throw in the differing views from both sides of Congress, and most would say it is a monumental task to get a farm bill written. Farm bill 2012? Yet, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-11, is confident […]

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 […]


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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