Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Pennsylvania counties look to Marcellus shale impact fee for funding

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

According to the legislation, 60 percent of the money generated will stay at the local level, going to counties and municipalities with wells.

Harrison Co. court rules against Chesapeake based on lease language

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CADIZ, Ohio — A 1959 lease is at the root of a lawsuit in Harrison County against Chesapeake Exploration. A decision was handed down Jan. 17 between The Jewett Sportsmen and Farmers Club Inc. versus Chesapeake Exploration, LLC. Original lease The ground was originally leased by the North American Coal Company in 1959. Chesapeake acquired […]

Taxing shale drilling: Pa. legislation will provide more money for local governments

Monday, February 13, 2012

***Update as of Feb. 14, Pa. Governor Corbett signed the legislation as it was written. The bill now takes effect.*** To check out statements from the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association or the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, just click on the links. SALEM, Ohio — Legislation headed to the governor’s desk will have […]

Two Oklahoma hog farms targeted in HSUS undercover video

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — Two Oklahoma hog farms were the targets of a recent undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States, but what the HSUS is claiming is in the video is being disputed by others. Undercover video According to a news release, the Humane Society of the United States released undercover videos […]

Farmers urged to consider combining cover crops with no-till methods

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Experts at the Pennsylvania No-till Day held Jan. 31 in West Middlesex, Pa., say it takes the combination of no-till and cover crops.

Chesapeake files lawsuit against 95 property owners in two Ohio counties

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A court battle is beginning over 6,000 leased acres in Carroll and Columbiana counties.

Carroll Countians gather to speak out against the closing of the FSA office

Friday, February 3, 2012

Carroll County residents are passionate about agriculture and aren’t afraid to tell the USDA their opinion over the loss of the FSA office.

Marketing cattle to get the highest price may take closer management

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio —One thing is for sure in the cattle market, there are no guarantees and it is constantly changing. The 2012 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School started its series Jan. 26. It is sponsored by the Ohio State University Extension and the cattlemen’s associations in Carroll, Harrison and Jefferson counties. Speaker Dr. Kevin Dhuyvetter, […]

ODNR updates reports: More Utica shale wells in the works

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — The lawsuit between Summitcrest Inc. vs. Eric Petroleum Corporation, Chesapeake Exploration and Ohio Buckeye Energy, LLC is headed to mediation, according to the Columbiana County Common Pleas court records. In the meantime, the well planned for Summitcrest Farms looks to be canceled. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake canceled […]

Experts give suggestions on stopping earthquakes as result of injection wells

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A meeting was convened to gather expert testimony on the matter of Class II brine injection wells Jan. 17.


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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