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Oil & Gas Surveying Co. Harboring Illegal Immigrants

January 17, 2014 By MARK MARONEY (mmaroney@sungazette.com) , Williamsport Sun-Gazette         A Texas company and a field operations supervisor have been sentenced for harboring and transporting illegal aliens used in oil and gas survey work. U.S. Middle District President Judge Yvette Kane recently sentenced GPX/GPX, USA, a seismic surveying company based in [...]

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Marietta’s Bed Tax Receipts at Record Levels

Is upswing in hotel/motel tax tourim or oil and gas?   December 31, 2013   By Evan Bevins, The Marietta Times   Recent record highs in Marietta’s hotel/motel tax appear to be based more on the accelerating oil and natural gas industry than traditional tourism, but some members of city council say that doesn’t mean [...]

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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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Shale Boom Creating Shortage of Affordable Housing in Eastern Ohio

By Bob Downing Beacon Journal staff writer Published: July 8, 2013 – 07:32 PM | Updated: July 9, 2013 – 02:16 PM   Eastern Ohio is beginning to experience a shortage of affordable and available housing for the poor because another group has tapped much of the existing stock: drilling company workers. And the problem [...]

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TEXAS Pipeline Contractor WillBros, Infiltrates Small Ohio Town

Sometimes in life things play out exactly how someone envisions them. This sentiment rings especially true for Willbros, Inc. CEO Randy Harl. He predicted in November of 2012 how the Utica Shale play would bring opportunity for his ‘crews in Texas’. So much for coming to a community and utilizing the local people in the [...]

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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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Pipeline Construction in Shale Boom Alters Countryside

SCIO, Ohio — For more than 80 years, the view from Jody Snyder’s front porch was sweet and simple: farm fields, woods and rolling hills. It’s a view she has shared with her husband, Dick, for decades. But the landscape is changing in rural Harrison County. Now, a battalion of construction workers operates cranes, backhoes [...]

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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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Oil & Gas Boom Changing Carroll County Landscape

CARROLLTON — In the stagecoach days, travelers came to Harlem Springs for the “healing” waters that bubbled from the ground. Robert E. Lee and William Henry Harrison paid visits to the resort. The hamlet even had a college. None of it lasted. The namesake springs lost their mineral potency by the Civil War, then ran [...]

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