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Gov. John Kasich’s plan to increase severance taxes on horizontal gas drilling may have hit a bump when the House failed to include it in its approved budget April 18, but that doesn’t mean the issue is dead.
State officials work to communicate spills downstream
Most mornings patrons at Matty Goffe’s Café in Beaver Falls, PA, sip their coffee and share the latest news. What they aren’t talking about is how much of the 250,000 gallons of suspected fracking wastewater dumped in Youngstown might have gotten into their cup of joe.
Even with Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to increase the severance tax on gas and oil production, the Buckeye State remains one of the cheapest states for the industry to do business in.
One day after news of the illegal dumping of 20,000 gallons of crude oil and brine into a storm drain that empties into the Mahoning, Schroeder went to the area to survey the damage.
On a given day, Brienne Allison, 41, may be getting ready for a date with her boyfriend, entertaining a friend or listening to Van Halen on her stereo.
That she is doing these things at her own home was unthinkable just a few years ago when she was living in the Essex of Salem I nursing home.
Election outcomes may be unpredictable, but one thing is clear, the biggest winners this year are local TV stations.
When The News Outlet began following undecided voters in mid-August, the Columbus Dispatch reported that 10 percent of Ohio’s registered voters were undecided.
That number has dwindled as the presidential election approaches. About 5 percent of voters tell pollsters they remain undecided, according to The Atlantic magazine.
Wednesday morning, Ryan Baltz and Ken Stohler shared a coffee and fluorescent yellow vests at the Fifth Avenue McDonalds. Tuesday night, they shared a hotel room at the Comfort Inn in Austintown, where they watched the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
Throughout the political conventions, Columbiana County resident Brian Brown found interesting points from both candidates, but his support for President Barack Obama hasn’t waivered.
He believes the conventions highlighted some of his concerns with the election and the role of government.
(Photo by Richard Darbey/The News Outlet)
After graduating from Columbiana High School in 2003, Brian Brown started a journey no one in his family had embarked on before. Equipped with a positive outlook on his future, Brown moved to Washington, D.C., and earned a political science degree from American University.
That’s where the American dream faded.