A heated debate over one of the Mahoning Valley's most controversial issues continues as a twice-failed measure designed to prevent hydraulic fracturing in the city will appear on the primary ballot.

EARTH DAY EVENT SET AT DOG PARK: An Earth Day cleanup will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Mosquito Lake Dog Park off Route 305 in Cortland.

In Columbiana County Municipal Court on Monday, David D. Crooms, 47, Clarks Mill Road, Hammondsville, was bound over to the grand jury on a burglary charge for allegedly going into the apartment Mervin Jones and assaulting him on March 30. An April 28 preliminary hearing was set for James L. Heverly, 40, South Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, charged with ... (more)

JOHNSTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. today at the VFW Hall to review, discuss and abate property at 5697 Stoddard Hayes Road, Farmdale.

The public is invited from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Two road issues were discussed on Monday as Councilman Herman Frank said he's received inquiries from residents wanting to know why Washingtonville Road isn't on some kind of paving list.

Roses, well, today let's make it Easter lilies for all the groups sponsoring egg hunts and related activities.

The Texas Railroad Commission apparently isn't shaken up by Ohio regulators' decision to limit hydraulic fracturing after finding the process may have touched off minor earthquakes in the Buckeye State.

The people seeking the Democratic nomination for commissioner are offering voters differing perspectives of the condition of Trumbull County: One says she's the right person to pull it from the doldrums; the other says he's right to continue the county's growth and development.

The potholes are the worst they've ever been, according to three Greenford residents who live on Lisbon-Canfield Road about a quarter-mile south state Route 165.

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer has announced new, stronger permit conditions for drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity.

Several oil and gas drilling states are keeping a close eye on Ohio after regulators issued new rules on monitoring seismic activity around drilling operations near areas with a history of earthquakes - but Pennsylvania has no plans to follow suit , New Castle News reports.

West Branch Middle School was afforded the opportunity to participate in the Mahoning County Soil and Water Conservation Districts Junior Envirothon on April 10 at the Mill Creek Metro Park Farm in Canfield.

The Mahoning County Educational Services Center prides itself on working with its districts to implement new and innovative ways of learning for the children of the Mahoning Valley.

James M. Yard, 22, of Pittsburgh, Pa., $1,000 and costs , 180 days Mahoning County Jail , placed on 12 months probation, ordered to serve... Already a subscriber to print? You have online access, too... at no additional expense! Call 821-1200 to set up an account.

Today, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced there was enough information from the minor seismic event in Mahoning County on March 10 th to justify new rules on well stimulation activity in the state.

Several earthqakes in March in Ohio's Poland Township have been linked to shale fracking, resulting in suspension of oil and gill drilling at seven wells near the quakes.

William A. Williams pleaded not guilty on Friday in a Youngstown, Ohio courtroom to charges of animal cruelty for killing a tiny Maltese dog and domestic violence reported wkbn.com.

What had been a brownfield site in Hubbard was unveiled as a new 20,000-square-foot green facility serving the oil and natural gas drilling industry.