Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

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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.