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More than 100 elected officials in Ohio are asking Governor John Kasich to help restore more local control over fracking activities.

starbeacon.com

A state appeals court has overturned a nearly half-million-dollar fine against an Ashtabula drilling company.

A community activist group in Broadview Heights that opposes oil and gas wells in residential neighborhoods says it plans to appeal a judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit.

Activists in Columbus trying to stop fracking and related activities today submitted more than 13 thousand petition signatures to get a ban onto the November ballot.

businessjournaldaily.com

The Ohio EPA says operators of a fracking waste injection well in Vienna Township where two thousand gallons were spilled in April must submit a cleanup plan by the end of the day today.

An increase in the state's severance tax will not be a part of the two-year state budget. 

cleveland.com

A Youngstown company has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer 33 times between October 2012 and January 2013. 

wfmj.com

Vienna Township residents are waiting to hear from state environmental officials whether their drinking water is safe following a spill of 2 thousand gallons of fracking chemicals at an injection well facility.

Jim Letizia

Plans to allow fracking in state parks appear to be dead for now. 

The state says oil and gas production rose in the fourth quarter.

The Ohio Supreme Court’s decision that local communities can’t use zoning ordinances to keep out oil and gas drillers has communities, activists and lobbyists speculating on what it might mean for the future.

ohio.com

The Ohio Supreme Court says state oil and gas drilling regulations supersede local zoning laws.

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s plan to increase the severance tax is getting some support from an unlikely source

mediatrackers.org

Several anti-fracking measures were on local ballots Tuesday.

cleveland.com

Activists in Columbus are trying to stop fracking and fracking waste with a measure they hope to get onto the May ballot.

400 homes in Jefferson County were evacuated after a nearby fracking operation sprung a leak and began shooting invisible gaseous discharge into the air. 

Groundwater pollution has been at the heart of the debate over fracking. Now, a study led by an Ohio State University researcher offers some insights about the risk. 

Few Ohioans Purchasing Earthquake Insurance

Sep 18, 2014

Several Ohio Earthquakes have been linked to fracking, but Ohioans so far have mostly passed on purchasing earthquake insurance.

coshoctontribune.com

The Coshocton man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on anti-fracking billboards near two wells for fracking waste disposal says the messages are coming down.

State regulators in Ohio have suspended operations at two deep injection wells for fracking wastewater in northeast Ohio after discovering possible evidence the operation caused a 2.1-magnitude earthquake on Sunday. 

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