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Local firm bids to drill under the Ohio

October 7, 2014 A local company is one of four that has bid to drill under the Ohio River in several parts of West Virginia, a process that would be similar to fracking across the region in recent years. more »»

State halts production at Antero pad in Doddridge

October 1, 2014 By The Associated Press WEST UNION, W.Va. — Production at an Antero Resources well pad in Doddridge County has been halted after a drill collided with a well. more »»

Belpre Chamber sponsors ‘Town Talk’

September 18, 2014 Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee invites Chamber members, business owners and managers, manufacturers, commercial realtors, and those interested in business expansion... more »»

Anti-fracking billboards in Ohio coming down today

September 9, 2014 By Julie Carr Smyth The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” in opposing the disposal of gas-drilling wastewater says... more »»

Monroe Co. wants to lure cracker plant

September 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The announcement last week of another possible ethane cracker facility in the region could go a long way in creating a hub of natural gas activity throughout this region, local... more »»

Company continues cracker plant planning

September 2, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The company planning the multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker plant is continuing to move forward with its plans to build an ethane cracker facility in Wood County. more »»

Best days may be ahead for coal, nuclear power

August 25, 2014 It’s time to face reality: Using advanced coal combustion technologies and nuclear power to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the production of electricity should be a no-braine. more »»

Ohio hits Utica shale well milestone

August 21, 2014 The oil and gas industry in Ohio is making news again, as it has surpassed 1,000 Utica shale wells, including 13 in Washington County. About 1,025 wells across the state have been drilled. more »»

City again asking for bids from oil, gas interests

August 13, 2014 A second advertisement will go out for bids to lease up to 95 acres of city property to shale oil and gas interests, according to a discussion during Tuesday's meeting of Marietta City Council's... more »»

WSCC announces four new/updated programs

July 28, 2014 All with the goal of helping students enter the workforce as quickly and as well prepared as possible, Washington State Community College recently announced four new or updated certificate programs. more »»

Explosion investigations continue

July 3, 2014 State and federal investigations continued Wednesday into last week’s explosion at the Belpre area Enviro-Tank Clean, Inc. more »»

Third hotel planned for First Colony property

June 25, 2014 Relocation of a large Marietta retail store and the possible construction of a third hotel are in the preliminary plans for the second phase of the 27-acre First Colony Center development along Ohio... more »»

Teachers educated on oil, gas industry

June 20, 2014 A group of 40 teachers across the state participated in an Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) Science Teacher Workshop Thursday, touring sites involved in the oil and gas industry. more »»

Oil, gas lease for city still possible

May 22, 2014 Although no bids were received from oil and gas entities to lease up to 95 acres of property from the city of Marietta, one local company says it would still be interested in leasing some of that... more »»

Shale’s financial impact

April 26, 2014 A discussion Friday morning was aimed at informing the public and local business owners about the shale boom predicted to hit the area in the next few years and how local lease holders can benefit. more »»

Green Valley merger called a plus

April 23, 2014 Come September the Green Valley Co-op, headquartered in Marietta, will merge with Agland Co-op Inc., based in New Philadelphia, under the Agland name. The Sept. more »»

Lawyers explain pipeline issues for Warren Twp.

April 21, 2014 About 25 people learned more about potential Warren Township pipeline issues Saturday in a program conducted and organized by a pair of Columbus attorneys. more »»

Watershed to reduce assessment

April 19, 2014 A controversial property assessment that has been paid by area residents for the last five years will be reduced in 2015, thanks to revenues generated by shale oil and gas industry leases from the... more »»

Region’s future rides on oil & gas tax decision

March 29, 2014 Gov. John Kasich’s plan to drill into Ohio’s gas and oil industry for new revenue remains controversial. more »»



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