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Co. explains testing of fracking byproducts for radioactivity to Youngstown residents

July 03, 2014 |  Comments (1)

A presentation by Austin Master Services at Youngstown City Hall Wednesday evening clarified the process the company is taking in testing radioactivity in materials that ...

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March 27, 2014

It isn't earth shaking news that no one's happy with Ben Lupo. Louie b. Free calls for harsher punishments while Todd Franko and Mark Sweetwood discuss the current constraints.



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Drilling affects Pennsylvania forests

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Drilling affects Pennsylvania forests PITTSBURGH A new report is providing details about how the


Oil and gas industry can be damaging to Tech-Belt Initiative

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

I’m a meat lover. I also love my veggies. I’m a gardener, but I could never envision myself a


ODNR links fracking to Poland earthquakes

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

The state agency identified hydraulic fracturing as a “probable” trigger for earthquakes and announced new permit conditions to prevent future events.


Halcon to release first-quarter results

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Halcon to release first-quarter results HOUSTON Halcon Resources Corp. will announce its first-


ODNR links fracking to Poland earthquakes

April 12, 2014 |  Comments (14)

For the first time, a team of state regulators and geologists on Friday identified hydraulic fracturing as a “probable” trigger for earthquakes, confirming suspicions that a series of tremors in Poland Township were the result of fracking operations.


Youngstown fracking ban on ballot for 3rd time

April 12, 2014 |  Comments (6)

If it fails, it’s uncertain if it will return for a fourth time


Seismic tests go lacking in fracking

April 06, 2014 |  Comments (7)

The state agency does not require oil and gas companies to obtain or to submit seismic reflection data when applying for a permit


Study: officials view fracking positively

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (7)

A recent survey conducted in 17 Ohio counties showed that local elected officials generally see shale activity as a positive economic force, despite its impact on local infrastructure.


Lupo changes pleads guilty in dumping case

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

He faces up to three years in prison, a year of supervised release and fines of up to $50,000 per day, to a maximum of $250,000 for violating the Clean Water Act.


State: Too soon to say if Poland quakes will delay Weathersfield well

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

The locations of the Poland Township quakes and the Weathersfield Township injection well are about 20 miles apart.


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