Wheeling, Ohio Valley Communities Continue to See Population Decline

May 20, 2016 WHEELING - Of the 55 students who graduated from The Linsly School in 1990, Wheeling Mayor-elect Glenn Elliott believes he is one of only four living in the Friendly City today, as he said most left... more »»

Bankrupt Coal Company Selling Acres For Gas Drilling

April 28, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Rice Energy already boasts eight of the 10 most productive natural gas wells in Ohio — all of which are in Belmont County. more »»

Ohio EPA: Barnesville water supply deemed safe despite radium spike

April 26, 2016 By KATHRYN CLAYTON Shale Play BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The level of a radioactive element in Barnesville’s No. more »»

Another pipeline project in the works in East Ohio

April 26, 2016 By PAUL GIANNAMORE Shale Play CADIZ, Ohio — Yet another pipeline project to relieve the region’s glut of natural gas is underway in East Ohio. more »»

Frack waste recycling facility is proposed

April 25, 2016 By KATHRYN CLAYTON Shale Play BARNESVILLE, Ohio — A facility for treating and recycling drill cuttings generated by the fracking industry is proposed for an area near Barnesville, but a lack of stat... more »»

Statoil gives Monroe County $100K for blast

April 23, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WOODSFIELD, Ohio — A June 28, 2014, blast at the Statoil Eisenbarth natural gas fracking site in Monroe County contributed to the death of 70,000 fish, frogs, crayfish,... more »»

Marcellus ethane is heading to Europe, more pipelines take product from region

April 17, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play MARTINS FERRY, Ohio — Even as officials in Ohio work to attract the $. more »»

Demolition continues at Burger plant

April 15, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio — As PTT Global Chemical decides whether it will build a $5.7 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County, contractors working for FirstEnergy Corp. more »»

189 more Belmont County hotel rooms open

April 15, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play ST. more »»

Across the Board Decline in Local Population Estimates

April 8, 2016 By IAN HICKS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

Belmont County Boasts Top 10 Producing Wells In Ohio

March 26, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play BELMONT, Ohio — Despite a drop in working U.S. more »»

Ohio's Wells Swimming in Frackwater: More Hydraulic Fracking Wastewater Pumped in State in 2015

March 8, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State data shows the amount of hydraulic fracturing wastewater pumped underground in Ohio increased by more than 15 percent last year. more »»

Ethane Pipeline Threatens Farmer's Business and Property Rights in Cadiz and Harrison County

March 7, 2016 CADIZ - Even more Marcellus and Utica shale ethane will be heading to Canada for cracking via the $500 million Kinder Morgan Utopia Pipeline, but a Harrison County organic farmer hopes the project... more »»

University of Cincinnati Study Finds No Water Well Fracking Contamination

March 5, 2016 Drinking water well contamination is only one of the potential environmental pitfalls of Marcellus and Utica shale fracking, but a recent University of Cincinnati study shows no evidence this is... more »»

Marcellus Shale Frack Waste Decreasing with Slow Production

February 17, 2016 MARTINS FERRY - About 13 employees now process Marcellus and Utica shale frack waste - some of which contains radioactive uranium, radium and plutonium - for Pottsville, Pa. more »»

OSU Professor An ‘Optimist’ About Ethane Cracker

January 26, 2016 DILLES BOTTOM - An Ohio State University professor believes the $5. more »»

Brine water flowing to injection wells

January 19, 2016 MARIETTA, Ohio - After a summer and fall filled with construction, brine water is now flowing uphill from Ohio 7 to injection wells off of Ohio 67. more »»

Construction Jobs Are on the Rise Throught Out Weirton, Steubenville

January 2, 2016 As the calendar turns, the area has a statistic in its pocket to build upon for 2016. more »»

‘Significant’ Layoffs Expected at Murray Energy Mines

December 30, 2015 WHEELING - Some local coal miners may begin the new year by looking for new jobs, as Murray Energy Corp. officials confirmed reports of impending layoffs and scheduling changes. more »»

Decision On Belmont County Ethane Cracker Due this year

December 29, 2015 DILLES BOTTOM- As 2015 draws to a close, the Upper Ohio Valley seems on course to get a local outlet for its prolific natural gas reserves with the planned $5. more »»



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