Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Barnesville couple files lawsuit against Oxford Oil Company

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Belmont County couple has filed a lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company after a dispute over the legality of the well and the proposed location.

Power Show Ohio 2013 promises new technology and equipment lines

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The 43rd annual Power Show will feature a combination of farm, construction, lawn and power equipment.

Farmers express discontent with transportation system in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Travel across Pennsylvania roadways and you will see a wave of trucks carrying grain, livestock, produce and other agricultural products.But for those driving the trucks, the drive is harder than it looks as bridges close without notice, permit restrictions apply and the laws for the drivers cause havoc. A transportation and agriculture […]

Pennsylvania Farm Show: Officials meet to discuss policy

Friday, January 11, 2013

The farm bill and dairy policy was on the minds and lips of government officials at the annual government luncheon held during the 97th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Shale gas permitting didn’t slow in December

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This is our Marcellus and Utica shale gas permit update for the month of December.

Money Barn: Pa. auctioneer Lee Alan Hostetter chosen to strut his stuff in new reality series

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lee Alan Hostetter said he got a call out of nowhere about a reality show about auctioneers and it piqued his interest. The producers had viewed a video on YouTube, which led them to get in touch with him.

Richland County residents file class action lawsuit against Columbia Gas

Monday, December 31, 2012

Correction: The Wilsons are being represented by the law firm, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus.  Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC is being represented by Lawyers Incorporating Service, Statutory Agent, in Columbus, Ohio. BUTLER, Ohio — A class action lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, in the U.S. District Court, Southern […]

Ask FSA Andy about loans for cold storage facilities

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hello again!Well, my family vacation to Florida was both educational and memorable. If I would have known that every restaurant and theme park took your photo prior to entry I think I would have gone and had a makeover prior to going on vacation. Those little memories on paper were then of course marketed to […]

Ohio Maple Days set for Jan. 24-26

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — This year’s Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 24 in Morrow County, Jan. 25 for Wayne and Holmes counties, and Jan. 26 in Geauga County. The programs, which are the same at each location, offer educational sessions on maple production. They’re timed to help producers get ready for the coming season. […]

Farmers reach 50 million-acre mark in voluntary USDA conservation program

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

USDA Celebrates success of four year-old Conservation Stewardship Program.

Grandin to headline Ohio event in March

Sunday, December 23, 2012

COLUMBUS — World renowned animal handling pioneer and subject of an HBO movie about her life, Dr. Temple Grandin, will headline the first Animals for Life Summit in Columbus March 20. Grandin, a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, is a specialist in livestock handling and animal facility design.Autism. Grandin’s achievements are underscored […]

Cornell study links fracking fluid with illness in livestock; other side says no

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Cornell University study by a veterinarian and a professor of molecular medicine suggests a link may exist between fracking and illness in food animals.

Utica shale: Two more landowners file lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Curtis R. Hallstrom and Susan M. Hallstrom, of Barnesville, have filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Hallstroms own approximately 150 acres in Belmont County.

BP announces its plans for 2013 in Trumbull County

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — BP has decided to make a home in the Mahoning Valley.The company showed off their new headquarters in North Jackson Dec. 17, as officials talked about their plans for 2014. Ohio Program Manager Bruce Abduhhl said all of the leases obtained through the Associated Landowners of the Ohio Valley have been […]

Utica shale: Judge rules lease language does not give right to search for better offer

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The court battle over 3,000 leased acres in Carroll and Columbiana counties is not over. Appeals are reportedly being filed by lawyers.

Starkeys bound by lease they signed; jury rules in favor of Patriot Energy

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Patriot Energy Partners LLC won a lawsuit filed by a Columbiana County family regarding the family’s oil and gas lease.

Utica shale: Belmont Co. well shows promising results; more wells on the way

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 23 new permits for Utica shale wells during November.

National Farm Toy Hall of Fame inducts Pa. collector Charles Baird

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — It started out as a way to pass the time on the highway during his truck driving career. It ended as the ultimate hobby for T. Charles Baird, and induction into the National Farm Toy Hall of Fame Nov. 1. Baird’s love of farm toys began as a child. His dad […]

Ohio and Pa. soil moisture levels should return to normal by spring

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Corn Belt soils remain dry, as winter approaches.

Jacob’s Story: Dreams and determination

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Kristy Foster Seachrist tells the heartwarming tale of Jacob Baker, a young man who is defying the odds.

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