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$8M project will include hotel, plans to expand

June 8, 2013 Framed walls have started to spring up for a new 102-room hotel just off Pike Street and County House Lane, and developers still are eying an early winter opening. MPH Inc. more »»

Hills are alive with sound of fracking

May 29, 2013 ADAMS TOWNSHIP — A well-appointed, bright sunroom might be the perfect place to read a book, have a cup of tea or just relax and enjoy the breeze. more »»

‘Flash fire’ in Tyler Co. investigated

April 13, 2013 MIDDLEBOURNE, W.V. more »»

Belpre chamber meeting on oil, gas boom

April 12, 2013 BELPRE — As many organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley and beyond have gotten involved, the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will soon have an informational meeting about the oil and natural gas boom... more »»

Wolf Creek board OKs spending $148,352

April 9, 2013 WATERFORD — The Wolf Creek Local Board of Education approved nearly $150,000 in repairs and maintenance at Waterford High School Monday, to be paid for with revenue from leasing the district's... more »»

Don’t give up on Kasich’s tax plan yet

April 3, 2013 Tax relief for working Ohioans and small businesses would provide an enormous boost to the state's economy. And, of course, the 20 percent income tax cut proposed by Gov. more »»

Fort Frye goes high-tech with curriculum

March 27, 2013 BEVERLY — The Fort Frye Local Board of Education voted Tuesday night to spend nearly $100,000 on a new high-tech social studies curriculum and accompanying equipment, while also approving a mineral... more »»

Oil, gas tax hike off table for now

March 23, 2013 Debate over how revenue from Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposed increase of a tax on oil and natural gas drilling should be used may be moot. more »»

Neighborhood well watching

March 9, 2013 Neighborhood Watch may soon have a new twist locally as residents explore starting a neighborhood well watching group, aimed to increase communication between the county, oil and gas companies and... more »»

WSCC officials lobby Gentile

March 5, 2013 The proposed state biennial budget could put Washington State Community College and other institutions between a rock and a hard place when it comes to funding. A proposed . more »»

Interest, access to shale surges in countries around the world

March 2, 2013 If Vladimir Putin seems a little grumpy lately, there is probably good reason: Russia is losing its grip on Europe’s natural gas supply. more »»

Coming soon? Town in N. Dakota may show future oil, gas impact

February 23, 2013 The economy is booming in Dickinson, N.D. more »»

Local protest

February 20, 2013 NEW MATAMORAS—Ten people were arrested during a Tuesday anti-fracking protest at a New Matamoras business, including a man who spent nearly five hours chained to a 30-foot-tall structure he erected... more »»

Gas well explosion kills local worker

February 19, 2013 A Little Hocking man was identified as the one who was killed in a natural gas well explosion in Taylor County on Friday. more »»

Triad opens new office

February 12, 2013 Officials with Houston-based Magnum Hunter Resources say they hope to maintain a long-term relationship with southeast Ohio and northwestern West Virginia through the company’s local subsidiary,... more »»

A safer fracking liquid?

February 8, 2013 Hoping to improve public opinion and address concerns from environmental groups about the process of hydraulic fracturing, those in the oil and gas industries are taking steps toward improving the... more »»

Shale gas exports will strengthen U.S. economy

February 5, 2013 In an effort to block exports of natural gas, an assorted mix of politicians, pundits and anti-oil and gas groups is pulling out all the stops. more »»

Oil, gas industry boosts economy, education

February 4, 2013 In late 2011, the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) released the Ohio Oil and Gas Industry Economic Impact Study. more »»

Chemical operators in demand locally

February 4, 2013 The Washington County Career Center continues to train chemical operators, but demand in the Valley and beyond is showing no signs of slowing down. more »»



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