By Ed Runyan
Trumbull County commissioners approved another road-use and maintenance agreement for the drilling of a horizontal well using hydraulic fracturing — this one in the southeast corner of Lordstown along the Mahoning County line.
The agreement calls for Halcon Resources of Houston to make road repairs and upgrades to Hallock-Young Road, Highland Avenue and Yerke Young Road after drilling of the well is complete this fall.
Those are the roads that will be used by vehicles working at the site, said Jack Simon, road-use and maintenance-agreement coordinator for Trumbull County.
The well is likely to be drilled sometime early this fall, perhaps September, on Yerke Young Road near the intersection with Austintown-Warren Road, Simon said.
Halcon apparently will begin work on the Yerke Young well after it completes the drilling of another leg on the Kibler well on Brunstetter Road in Lordstown and after it drills its well on Layer Road in Warren Township close to Kibler Toot Road.
The well pad for the Layer Road well already has been constructed, Simon said.
Commissioners also approved permits requested by Halcon for work being done in two places on Hayes- Orangeville Road in Hartford Township and in one place on nearby Orangeville Kinsman Road for installation of gas and oil pipelines.
The lines will carry gas and oil from Halcon’s Brugler well on Hayes- Orangeville Road to an existing Dominion East Ohio pipeline.
Another permit is for pipeline installation on Brunstetter Road near the Halcon well there.
Commissioners also approved a permit for a pipeline installation by Dominion East Ohio Gas on Niles Carver Road in Weathersfield Township. Dominion permits usually are related to drilling activities by BP America, Simon said.
Commissioners also gave a check for $700 to Glenn Christian Church and its 18th annual ox roast and car show, to take place at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. The money was raised through county employee donations for dress-down days.
Commissioner Frank Fuda called the free event “one of the biggest events in Trumbull County” and a wonderful experience every year for low-income families to enjoy rides, food and other activities that they might not otherwise be able to afford.
Commissioners also honored David Culp of Champion, who has cut the grass and maintained the MetroParks bike trail and other parks for nine years, three of those as a volunteer.