Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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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 http://twitter.com/fosterk96.

Federal court: Oil and gas lease is no longer valid

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A federal judge ruled in favor of a Belmont County family and declared an oil and gas lease held by Hess Ohio Resources as invalid Jan. 2.

Highest-producing oil well is in Harrison Co.; top gas well in Belmont Co.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ODNR releases third quarter production numbers from Ohio’s oil and gas wells.

Utica, Marcellus shale in Pa: Supreme Court makes historic ruling

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court made a decision Dec. 19 that could impact all shale drilling operations in Pennsylvania.

West Virginia: Two brothers and Chesapeake are at odds

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Two brothers are continuing a federal lawsuit against Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC., claiming it is dragging its feet on picking a third arbitrator to preside over the case involving discrepancies over royalties.

Manure accident claims one life

Thursday, December 26, 2013

An employee on an Ashtabula County dairy farm died in a farm accident Dec. 14.

FDA changes stance on antibiotic use in food-producing animals

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Agency implementing plan to change the use of antibiotics in food animals.

OFBF wraps up 95th annual meeting

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation met for its 95th annual meeting Dec. 5-6 in Columbus, with 346 delegates voting on what direction the Farm Bureau should take on issues effecting its members.

Utica and marcellus shale: Ohio severance tax proposal introduced

Monday, December 9, 2013

A new version of a severance tax on gas and oil has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives that has the support of the oil and gas industry.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation celebrates its 95th annual meeting (Photos)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Photos from the 95th annual Ohio Farm Bureau Federation meeting.

A farm bill is still possible in 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

A farm bill may still be possible before 2013 is over. At least that’s what U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown thinks.

Utica shale: Morgan County joins the permit list

Thursday, December 5, 2013

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, three permits were issued for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale in Morgan County in November. The permits, the first permits issued for Morgan County, went to PDC Energy Inc. for a site in Center Township.

Finding a home for mustangs

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ALLEDONIA, Ohio— Tucked away in Alledonia, Ohio, is a man with a passion for mustangs, not the hot rod type with horsepower under the hood, but the type that run wild in the western United States. Nelson Lindsey got the bug for mustangs in the 1990s. He started researching the breed and immediately felt a […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Companies expect growth in 2014

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The industry has never seen a shale play where so much success has been found so early.

Working relationship: Landowners and pipeline companies must interact for safety’s sake

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Drive north, south east or west across Ohio and you quickly run into pipeline construction. Safety concerns, however, aren’t just with the construction, but how to live safely with pipelines after they’re built.

Judge rules for mineral rights owner under Dormant Mineral Act

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Attorney expects Carroll County case to go to Appeals Court.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Holmes County well ordered plugged

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Holmes County judge ordered an oil well plug under a 2010 Ohio law and the lease on five properties canceled.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Midstream development just starting

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio —  Business and government leaders gathered in Cambridge for the Ohio Utica Midstream Development Forum Nov. 6 to discuss what the future holds for oil and gas industry. The main topic were pipelines and processing, often called the “midstream.” It’s a critical piece of the industry, as Dominion Gas officials told the group: […]

Marcellus and Utica shale update: Monroe and Noble counties lead pack

Thursday, November 7, 2013

According to the ODNR, there are 35 Marcellus shale permits and 953 permits for drilling in Utica shale.

Pipeline construction: More ‘drilling mud’ leaks likely

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Concerns have been raised over three separate bentonite, or drilling mud, leaks in Ohio and West Virginia since Oct. 24, but a geoscience expert with Penn State University said the incidents are not uncommon.

New Frontier Academy: New school, new opportunity

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Next Frontier Academy will help students gather the same skills as leadership and entrepreneurship by using the agriculture industry to grow those skills.

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