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Carrollton Free Press Standard News | Chesapeake plans to increase activity in Utica Shale

There are 13 comments on the Carrollton Free Press Standard story from Apr 2, 2013, titled Carrollton Free Press Standard News | Chesapeake plans to increase activity in Utica Shale. In it, Carrollton Free Press Standard reports that:

During his first full day as acting CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Steve Dixon held a national conference call where he praised the company's efforts in the Utica Shale of eastern Ohio.

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Oil for water

Middleton, WI

#1 Apr 3, 2013
I am so glad I moved away from Carroll County. All of this activity is such a turnoff.

“"You're Ok to me"”

Since: Jan 08

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#2 Apr 3, 2013
Oil for Water. The perfect Topix name. Because in 15 or 20 years; that's what its' going to be all about. Landowners that 'sold out' will be weeping: "What have I done!".
Back Country

United States

#3 Apr 3, 2013
Yes we are weeping all the way to the bank.

Canton, OH

#4 Apr 4, 2013
Yea Texas, Oklahoma, and Pa are weeping over the income and opportunity given to them for the last 80 years. Carroll County has nothing else to offer people. People come here to hunt 1 week at of the year other than that what do we offer? Atwood Lake please! We are just now getting broadband internet and even that is a sub-par service. Farmers are now being given an opportunity that they have not had ever in this county! The 1st 2 responders logic is exactly what has been the problem with Carroll County. Up till the last 3-4 years we have been know as a welfare county! That was our largest industry.

Even the 2nd responder had to tell us what their username is. That should tell you what that person thinks of us.
Another view

Dover, OH

#5 Apr 4, 2013
I think it is great for the county.

Akron, OH

#6 Apr 5, 2013
Very Best Wishes to all involved, especially our beloved Carroll County!

“"You're Ok to me"”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#7 Apr 8, 2013
Too cute! I chose my user name and headline so as not to offend ANYONE...low and behold someone was offended.

The reason Carroll County was known as the welfare county is people moved from the north to Carroll County because they could get more welfare money than Stark or Summit. What those folks failed to realise was the cost of living is higher in Carroll County. Those people are still on the dole, having oil underground wont change that because they are just renting. Carroll will still be a welfare county.
Everyone wins

Coraopolis, PA

#8 Apr 8, 2013
It's a win, win situation for the land owners, the small businesses and the county. Resturants, stores and supply operators are already prospering from this not to mention the tax revenue being generated from all of this activity. Regardless of personal opinion this is a safe, secure way to make a good living and will continue to be for years to come. The young men being hired to work in this industry are well trained in safety and procedure and will have a way to support their families forever without assistance from the government. I hope it continues so our young people can become assets to the work force and not just another number on government assistance programs. I hope everyone gas a fantastic day.
hold on

Dover, OH

#9 Apr 8, 2013
This "win win situation" should be lifting the county up, not weighing it down, If, in fact, there is a generation in business, where is it? Where is the Walmart, the Arbys, etc.? Not that those are the end all and be all of an increasing economy, but we have to start somewhere. Are the powers that be in town actively recruiting businesses? I fear that we are going to continue to be the Dollar General town. Sad.

“"You're Ok to me"”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#10 Apr 9, 2013
All I can see is traffic jams and 'short term' wins for a select few businesses. Nothing long term. Evidentlly this is what Walmart sees, too.
I agree with you 'hold on'.

Monthly royaltys will keep some folks in beer and ciggs, but not much else above that. Better than nothing, I suppose.
Randy Miller

Uhrichsville, OH

#11 Apr 9, 2013
Carrollton's location is not favorable to any large buisness, of the beaten path so to speak. The increase in personnal income will be spent here and in the bigger communities like New Phili and Canton. Bottom line, for good or bad, little will change.
hold on

Dover, OH

#12 Apr 9, 2013
Should we blame it on the "powers that be"? Shouldn't someone be looking out for the greater good? Carrollton just looks trashier and trashier. What gives? I have lived here for 45 years and it is a mystery to me how we could be in such bad shape. I have to drive 30 miles in any direction to feel as if I am in any realm of "class". What is wrong with this picture? No wonder my children will not return to Carrollton to raise their children.

“"You're Ok to me"”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#13 Apr 9, 2013
It's a big ole trailer park attitude now. HOLD ON..just put some blinders on, because it wont be getting much better in our lifetime.

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