Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Ohio’s oil and gas production sets records

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The ODNR is also reported a 160 percent increase in gas production when comparing the first and second quarters of 2014 to 2015.

Grape crop may be a loss in 2015, but viticulturists hopeful for 2016

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

If an Ohio vineyard produced any grapes this year, the second year with an extremely brutal winter, then it was lucky.

Ground roof falls, leaving Musser family wondering if they’ll lose farm

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Musser family is losing ground on their farm after subsidence struck earlier this summer. Since then, acreage has dwindled and it has meant changes in the dairy operation to keep it going.

Ashtabula County Fair 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Ashtabula County Fair junior fair livestock sale was held Aug. 15 and raised $317,454.87 for the county youth.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Permits perked up in Monroe County in July

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The southeastern portion of Ohio appears to be where oil well drillers are concentrating according to the latest numbers issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Proposal could mean forgiving student loans for U.S. farmers

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A proposal has been made in Congress to forgive student loans for farmers. Emily Best shares her story of how student loans are impacting her career.

Betty Vernon: A force to be reckoned with on the harness racing track

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Betty Vernon is no stranger to the harness race track at Canfield or Coshocton County fairs.

More COOL legislation: Another attempt at staving off a trade war with the neighbors

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Both Mexico and Canada say they intend to implement retaliatory tariffs should the U.S. fail to address the current COOL law.

Ohio Supreme Court rules: Grain bins are personal property

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that grain storage bins are personal property pursuant to state law and may not be taxed as real property.

Trumbull County Fair 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The sale took place July 18.


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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