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Invasion of Out-of-State Workers Prompts 10 Brand New Hotels

Who needs a scientific study for the lack of Ohioans not getting shale jobs when the proof is right in front of our eyes. According to an article by Crain’s Cleveland Business Journal an unbelievable 10 hotels are in some form of planning with seven already having broken ground. Guernsey County alone is slated for [...]

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Courthouse Space Becoming an Issue

October 24, 2013   By MOLLIE WARNER – Staff Writer , Times Leader CADIZ – Courthouse space was a topic of discussion at Wednesday’s Harrison County commissioners’ meeting. County Recorder Tracy Boyer brought up the issue, stating that employees from outside companies (namely oil and gas) use the courthouse as a workspace, with tables and [...]

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Drilling Related Road Damage Disputed in Trumbull Co.

JOHNSTON TWP, Ohio – Damage to one roadway in Trumbull County is prompting a change in how the county does business with oil and gas companies. Neighbors living along Fisher Corinth Road, in Johnston Township, say when Dominion began constructing a compressor station down the road, that’s when the roadway began to fall apart. CLICK [...]

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Drilling Bonanza Benefits Some, Bypasses Others in Noble County

By  Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch Monday June 10, 2013 11:07 CALDWELL, Ohio — Farmers who struggled all their lives to pay the bills can see a future, almost within reach, of island vacations and college funds for the grandkids. The money would come from the oil and gas industry, which has put drilling rigs [...]

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Out-of-State Workforce Spurring New Hotels

It becomes evident when an industry is relying upon outsiders to do their work when multiple announcements are made regarding new hotels will be built. Both of the hotels are in Utica shale areas with lots of work going on. Here is a story on a Trumbull County Comfort Suites to be constructed in Liberty [...]

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North Dakota’s Oil Rush Lures Chicago-area Residents

North Dakota has no large metropolitan areas from which to draw people from to work in their state’s rapidly expanding shale gas/oil industry. Thus like this article points out people are making the move all the way from Chicago and Minneapolis to work in the Bakken Shale play oil fields. Ohio on the other hand [...]

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Drilling Indsutry Could Create Population Spike in Ohio

Ohio’s fledgling oil and gas industry has spawned a frenzy of investment and drilling in the state, but it hasn’t resulted in any significant population growth in the shale region. At least not yet…

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Abstractor Crowd Overflows Into St. Clairsville Public Library

There is little doubt that one of the busiest offices in Belmont County this year has been the recorder’s office in the courthouse. It has been literally jammed every day by abstractors searching records for the oil and gas companies that have been lured into the county by the rich deposits in the Marcellus and [...]

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Gas Boom Transforms Community

Harrison County’s little town of Cadiz, OH becomes a hub of activity thanks to drilling.

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Long Lines for Fast-Food in Oil Country

In North Dakota, home of the Bakken Shale play, the modern day oil rush leads to among other things waiting in lines for nearly everything. Dickinson, North Dakota is home to the busiest Pita Pit franchise in the country with 300 – 600 people walking through their doors everyday. The Burger King in town gets [...]

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