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Ohio city maintains position as “The Utica Capital”

A northeastern Ohio city that dubbed itself as Utica’s capital continues to hold the moniker proudly, reports Columbus Business First. Located in Stark County, Canton, Ohio sits north of where most oil and gas exploration is centered in counties such as Belmont and Monroe. However, most early activity was focused in northeastern Ohio, where Chesapeake Energy secured hundreds of thousands ...

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Ohio sees $3.5B oil and gas related investments in past six months

Over the past six months Ohio has received over $3.5 billion in oil and gas related investments, reports Columbus Business First. The figures come from a report compiled by the law firm Bricker & Eckler LLP’s energy group. The firm began tracking shale-related projects and investments in 2013. So far they have counted $22.3 billion in total investments. The investments ...

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New shale projects worth $3.5 billion planned in Ohio

In the last six months, companies have announced at least $3.5 billion worth of projects in Ohio related to shale oil and gas energy, an indication that the industry is beginning to mature in the state. Most of the investment is for pipelines and processing facilities. A list of projects was compiled by Bricker & Eckler, a Columbus law firm. ...

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Duke Energy glitch may hurt your credit score

Duke Energy announced Tuesday a coding error in its payment reporting system has potentially impacted up to half a million customers. Duke Energy is notifying customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana that some of their monthly payments had been reported as “late” to the National Consumer Telecom & Utilities Exchange (NCTUE), a credit data exchange service for a member group ...

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Debate continues around drinking water protection program


Changes to Dayton’s drinking water protection program have been debated for months by city officials, businesses, water customers and environmental groups. Announced in May, the proposed plan is still under review by the city but so far there’s no consensus and some critics say adopting the changes will be a step backward. Modifications are still being discussed, said Tammi Clements, ...

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Companies and students show up in record numbers for Engineering and Science Career Fair

Hundreds of students showed up dressed in dark suits, ties, pressed shirts or white blouses to line up to talk to prospective employers at the University of Akron’s Engineering & Science Career Fair on Tuesday. Chelsea Hommel, 23, of Mentor, a mechanical engineering major, came with a plan. “I looked through the list of employers, went to the company websites ...

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Cleveland-based institute blasts FirstEnergy, its ‘financial spiral’

A report released Monday by a Cleveland-based research institute blasts Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. and it’s “financial spiral.” The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says its mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy and to reduce dependence on coal and other non-renewable energy resources. The financial analysis “finds FirstEnergy turning to regulatory ...

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AEP asks PUCO for income guarantee for 4 coal-fired plants

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American Electric Power is asking state regulators to guarantee income for four coal-fired power plants, adding to a lively debate about how best to maintain an adequate electricity supply. The proposal, submitted yesterday, would allow Columbus-based AEP to charge consumers for the cost of operating the plants if the cost exceeds the market value of the electricity generated. At the ...

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Drug use prevents many from working in the Utica shale

Jobs in Ohio’s Utica shale region are plentiful, but many potential hires are having difficulty passing pre-employment drug tests, according to a report by Columbus Business First. Working with heavy and valuable machinery on other people’s property generally requires employer-mandated drug testing. Substances like marijuana aren’t usually the issue, but rather narcotics such as prescription pain killers and heroin that ...

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