Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Center for Sustainable Shale Development: Certification center open for business

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pa. center working to certify ‘responsible development’ of shale resources.

Utica shale: ODNR working to ensure water stays safe

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer says everything is being done to ensure water supplies are not affected by any process of the Utica shale drilling process.

Ohio Beef Checkoff up for vote, would increase from $1 to $2 per head

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels has signed the order for an Ohio Beef Checkoff referendum vote, which asks the doubling of the $1 per head checkoff fee to $2 per head.

That’s a ringer! Horseshoe pitchers say that sound is everything

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hatrick and David Young, 71, of Howard, Pa., are at two ends of the experience spectrum, but both were named two of the champions at the horseshoe pitching contest.

Pa. Farm Show panel: Ag and natural gas industries need more collaboration

Thursday, January 9, 2014

From 2013-2030, shale gas production will increase by 65 percent, and in 2030, it will account for 48 percent of the total U.S. natural gas supply.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Dec. permit hot spot: Belmont County

Thursday, January 9, 2014

There were seven permits issued in Belmont County during December, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Lawrence County honors Beeghly, Viccari for conservation efforts

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Lawrence County Conservation District honored Joel Beeghly with its Farmer of the Year Award and Dom Viccari with the district’s Distinguished Service Award.

Federal court: Oil and gas lease is no longer valid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.

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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.