By Karl Henkel email@example.com YOUNGSTOWN The end of the moratorium on post-office closings
Staff report WARREN Steven R. Lewis, president and chief executive officer of First Place
By Karl Henkel firstname.lastname@example.org LORDSTOWN An Ohio Commerce Center representative says it is
The taste of bitter contract negotiations between Youngstown State University and its faculty last year seems to have mostly subsided, or so it seemed during a Wednesday meeting between the president and faculty members.
There are two reasons your heating bills likely were significantly less this past winter than in other years: the unseasonably warm weather and rock- bottom natural-gas prices.
A proposed transportation fee was the focal point of a question-and-answer session among Youngstown State University President Cynthia Anderson, students and faculty.
Goshen Township police have identified the three individuals arrested Sunday at an oil and gas lease signing. All three are from outside the Mahoning Valley.
Gasser Chair Co. Inc. President Mark Gasser and account manager Chris Dravis stand by a chair assembled at Gasser’s Mahoning Valley factory. The chair will be used in the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland, set to open in May.
A gas-drilling rig operates on the banks of the Trinity River just east of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The rig is working for Chesapeake Energy to extract natural gas from the Barnett Shale.
Unbelievably, the most-unique aspect of Ken Morgan’s Honda Civic is not the large, purple horned frog draped across the vehicle’s bright white exterior.
Greg Jonesof Giannios Candy Co. in Struthers, watches the last of this season’s peanut-butter eggs come down the assembly line.
Automakers posted some of their strongest sales figures in years during March, and the Chevrolet Cruze was one car leading the way.
Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s Shaw well in Carroll County’s Center Township was one of nine Utica Shale wells to produce some oil or natural gas in 2011. Five of those wells produced resources commercially, though all produced for fewer than six months.
BP’s recent Utica Shale investment means Trumbull County residents will have $331 million in extra income during the course of the next year.
Andrew Blocksom says next week he will give two-week notices to his 25 employees at Patriot Water Treatment LLC.
State Rep. Ronald V. Gerberry of Austintown, D-59th, has introduced legislation that would tax fracking wastewater- recycling operations to offset infrastructure wear-and-tear from the oil and gas industry.
The growing shale industry has spurred a new job-training program for Mahoning Valley residents.
By week’s end, all Utica Shale well drillers will report 2011 production figures to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The facts and figures will provide the first real glimpse at what lies 7,000 feet beneath the ground in Northeast Ohio.
BP’s $331 million investment in the Mahoning Valley will have a “tremendous impact” on jobs and economic development in Ohio, a company official said.
By Karl Henkel email@example.com YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning Valley’s unemployment rate tumbled
More than 1,000 Trumbull County landowners voted in favor of the state’s largest single-county oil and gas lease Monday night, which, if executed, will pump more than $331 million into the local economy.
Rick Santorum’s Louisiana triumph reignited his presidential hopes, and now there seems to be little indication that the race for the GOP nomination will end anytime soon.
By Karl Henkel firstname.lastname@example.org YOUNGSTOWN As gas prices continue to surge in the Mahoning
Local brine-injection well operators are questioning Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s latest proposal to quintuple taxes on out-of-state fracking wastewater.
By Karl Henkel email@example.com YOUNGSTOWN In a sign that consumers locally are spending
Andrew Blocksom used a local analogy to describe restrictions in the city of Warren’s new permit announced Monday by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
The two low-magnitude earthquakes — felt by few but discussed by many — in the early morning of March 17, 2011, quickly became a conversation point at coffee shops, grocery stores and throughout the Mahoning Valley.
A Trumbull County judge rejected a request made by Patriot Water Treatment LLC and the city of Warren for a temporary restraining order against the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Pete Kenworthy, manager of media relations for Chesapeake Energy Corp., holds two jars of water. The first, on the left, contains produced water from the fracking process. The jar on the right contains treated water that will be reused at another well.
Ohio made nearly $1.5 million off brine- injection wells during 2011, thanks to 12 million barrels of brine disposed of in the state’s 177 injection wells.
By Karl Henkel firstname.lastname@example.org YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning Valley recently has experienced
Mike Christoff is one of 71 workers at TMK-IPSCO in Brookfield. The company threads pipe for use in the natural gas and oil drilling industry. TMK-IPSCO plans to expand its work force to 120 to meet growing demand for the steel pipes.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has admitted a “poor choice of words” in a January media statement regarding Warren-based Patriot Water Treatment LLC.
By Karl Henkel email@example.com LORDSTOWN Rising gas prices may be burdensome to drivers
Chesapeake Energy Corp. plans to bring compressed natural-gas stations to the Mahoning Valley, bucking a regional trend of ignoring alternative- energy sources.
By Karl Henkel firstname.lastname@example.org YOUNGSTOWN The popularity of Rust Belt Brewing Co. has grown
The U.S. Postal Service will close mail handling and distribution operations at the Youngstown Post Office on South Walnut Street, downtown.
By Karl Henkel email@example.com YOUNGSTOWN While Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill
The term is more common at a childhood playground than in a professional political spat.
Sales-tax revenue generated at shopping centers such as The Shops at Boardman Park helped Mahoning County’s share grow to nearly $30 million in 2011.
A new study by the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin has found no evidence of aquifer contamination from hydraulic-fracturing chemicals in the subsurface as a result of horizontal fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking.
One might think fracking in New York would not have an impact on Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it plans to release its report on the Youngstown earthquakes within weeks.
Lowdown on downtown Youngstown: Urban rebirth accelerates, though marketing lags
Mill Creek MetroParks has financed some of its needs in the past 15 years from $3.7 million in funding that is not from golf or Riverside Gardens or Lanterman’s Mill.
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Sharie and Eddy Erhardt of Poland load up their shopping cart at the new Bottom Dollar grocery store on Midlothian Boulevard in Youngstown. Reports show the three Bottom Dollar stores did well their first week in the city.
The fracking mix used at a Carroll County well consisted of 78 percent fresh water, about 15.8 percent sand, 5 percent additional recycled water and 0.003 percent chemicals. Most chemicals added can be found in everyday consumer products, including: food additives, hair conditioners, baby diaper ointment, automotive supplies, glass cleaners and batteries.
Mahoning County is nearing a deal for what could be a $10 million brine-wastewater recycling center.
By Karl Henkel email@example.com YOUNGSTOWN Manufacturing has been in the forefront of the