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Game of chicken over oil costs jobs, benefits consumers

PNC Bank Economist Mekael Teshome remembers 2008 when there was a concern that the price of oil would go up to $200 a barrel. Last week, the price dropped below $30 per barrel and is expected to go lower. “It feels surreal,” he said.


Hand recount confirms defeat of anti-fracking charter amendment

Mahoning County Board of Elections certified the final vote total By WILLIAM K. ALCORN


Company puts used fracking fluid to other uses

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Deep-well injection of used fracking fluid


Backers of the anti-fracking Youngstown charter amendment to get hand recount

The results of the Struthers mayoral race and everything else on the Nov. 3 ballot will be official today


Local activists have protests at Trumbull County oil-and-gas-waste disposal sites

Members of Frack Free Mahoning Valley traveled to several Trumbull County locations to call attention to the dangers of waste from hydraulic fracturing


Anti-frackers asking for recount on charter amendment

The recount could cost up to $2,250


Fracking affecting cost of firewood in Northeast

Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. Northeasterners who are digging deeper into their pockets to pay


Anti-fracking proposal goes to Youngstown voters for 5th time

City residents are tired of voting on this issue, the mayor says


Anti-fracking backers question accuracy of vote count in Nov. 2014

Mahoning County Board of Elections members called the accusations ‘ridiculous’


Youngstown officials file complaint to get anti-fracking charter amendment on ballot

In a filing with the Ohio Supreme Court, city officials contend the Mahoning County Board of Elections acted “illegally” by refusing to place an anti-fracking citizen-initiative on Youngstown’s Nov. 3 ballot.


O'Brien bill encourages use of natural gas

The legislation would provide tax breaks for consumers, businesses and public agencies that switch to natural gas-powered vehicles


Tax incentives approved for $800M Lordstown power plant

Lordstown council unanimously approved incentive package for Boston company’s $800 million power plant


YSU professor lectures about link between earthquakes, fracking

Public lecture focuses on shale play's impact in the Mahoning Valley

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Officials plan trip to ND for fact-finding

A dozen Ohio and West Virginia officials are heading north this winter to learn how a North Dakota city at ground zero of the shale boom dealt with a rapidly growing population.


Anti-fracking activists rally in the Valley

Frackfree Mahoning Valley had rallies in Youngstown, Weathersfield, Poland Township

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Texas towns test industry supremacy on fracking

Associated Press RENO, Texas A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year

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Environmentalists fear bill would weaken Ohio fracking oversight

Environmentalists fear bill would weaken Ohio fracking oversight


Ohio Department of Natural Resources sued

Ohio Department of Natural Resources sued for approval of 23 fracking waste facilities


Chesapeake earnings

Chesapeake earnings OKLAHOMA CITY Chesapeake Energy Corp. reported financial and operational


Concerns, protests over Ohio fracking

COLUMBUS An update on lawmaker action and other activities at the Ohio Statehouse related to


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