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12 hrs ago | Daily-Jeff.com

Drill Bits, a bi-weekly page of short, newsworthy blurbs related to the gas and oil industry

The Obama administration's announcement yesterday that it was delaying a ruling on the Keystone XL oil pipeline drew an angry reaction from supporters of the $5.4 billion project, including some who said it was designed to push the issue beyond the November election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Ohio, Carroll County, OH, Noble County, OH, Stark County, OH

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Intelligencer

Belmont County Looking to Lease

Belmont County just received a $3 million check for leasing the mineral rights to 406 acres of county-owned land, and now county commissioners are looking to lease the rights to another 426 acres at perhaps an even higher rate.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich

WTOV9

Officers in Belmont County work together in - Operation Short Shield'

News9's Kate Davison climbed inside of a cruiser for a special report on how the collaboration between law enforcement agencies brings results.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Martins Ferry, OH

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WTOV9

Motor vehicle vs. ATV

WTOV9.com ALLEDONIA, Ohio - Officials at Belmont County 911 received a call about 5:40 Tuesday evening about a crash involving a motor vehicle and an ATV along W. Captina Highway.

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Related Topix: Alledonia, OH

WTOV9

Bridgeport's water woes are over - " for now

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- It's water woes no more for the Village of Bridgeport.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Review

MWCD cuts assessments thanks to oil and gas leases

Members of the MWCD Board of Directors have approved a plan to provide for a 50-percent reduction in all assessment payments from property owners beginning in 2015.

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Related Topix: New Philadelphia, OH, Harrison County, OH, Piedmont, OH

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Intelligencer

Lake Area Leased for $15,000 Per Acre

For a lease worth $15,000 per acre - an amount more than twice the previously known high payment for Marcellus and Utica shale exploration in the Upper Ohio Valley - Antero Resources will drill on more than 6,300 acres at Piedmont Lake.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Piedmont, OH, Guernsey County, OH

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Wheeling News

Heroin Epidemic Grows in E. Ohio

Deaths from heroin overdoses have reached record levels in Ohio - and Jefferson and Belmont counties are in the thick of the epidemic.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WTOV9

Despite big financial deal, residents concerned about fracking in Piedmont Lake area

It's also bringing controversy. The area in question is around Piedmont Lake and spreads into both Harrison and Belmont Counties.

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Related Topix: New Philadelphia, OH

WKSU-FM Kent

E-schoolers make their case to a receptive Ohio Legislature

Nearly 40,000 Ohio children attend more than two-dozen schools that don't have daily sessions in actual classrooms, or sports teams or mascots, but get millions in state dollars.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Columbus, OH, Family, Kids, Coshocton, OH

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WTOV9

Neglected pony rehabbing in care of Belmont County animal officials

Belmont County Humane Officer Mandae Lewis said the pony had one of the worst rainrot cases she's ever seen.

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Related Topix: St. Clairsville, OH, Weather

WTOV9

Suspected case of mumps in Belmont County

WTOV9, wire report BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - Officials at the Belmont County Health Department confirm they have one suspected case of mumps in the county.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Ohio State University

WTOV9

Man suffers life-threatening injuries in motorcycle crash

A man had to be flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed along State Route 149 in Belmont County just south of Flushing.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

WTOV9

Officials still discussing plans for former St. Mary Church site in Lafferty

As the 2-year anniversary of a tragedy approaches, the fire debris has been cleared, but the property remains vacant.

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Related Topix: Lafferty, OH

The Intelligencer

Neffs Man Sentenced For His 10th DUI

With a stern lecture from the judge on Monday, Kenneth Eugene Cunningham was sentenced to five years in jail after being found guilty of his 10th DUI.

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Related Topix: Neffs, OH, Martins Ferry, OH, Bellaire, OH

Herald Star Online

JB Green Team to lobby city leaders

The executive director of the JB Green Team and Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Gentile will ask City Council members tonight to support a designation fee plan to restore funding for the financially strapped solid waste authority.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, OH, Steubenville, OH, Martins Ferry, OH

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Intelligencer

Drilling On Lake Property Possible

Members of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District may allow Denver-based Antero Resources to drill for Utica Shale natural gas on nearly 6,700 acres of Piedmont Lake property in Belmont and Harrison counties as early as Friday.

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Related Topix: New Philadelphia, OH, Guernsey County, OH

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WTOV9

Belmont County will see plenty of road repairs

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- Interstate 70 is a main artery of transportation through Belmont County, but 70 mph speed limits will soon be reduced as orange barrels move into place.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Morning Journal

Siefke named Lisbon superintendent

The Lisbon school board decided to stay in-house when choosing a new superintendent, naming junior-senior high school Principal Joe Siefke to the position.

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Related Topix: Lisbon, OH, Education Etc., Thompson, OH, Tuscarawas County, OH, Ashtabula County, OH

Daily-Jeff.com

Belmont County oilfield worker struck and killed

A Texas man was killed Sunday when he was struck by heavy equipment while working at a well site on McKelvey Road in Belmont County.

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