From the daily archives: Thursday, January 5, 2012

In the wake of the recent Youngstown-area earthquakes, the debate over expanded oil and gas production in Ohio is heating up. Since one of the primary areas of concern is public and environmental safety, we thought it would be helpful to take a look at violation records for existing oil and gas wells in Ohio to see how the industry is doing.

We took a look at data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) obtained through public record requests along with data obtained from ODNR’s RBDMS database and we found that 693 gas, oil, disposal and other […]

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To understanding today’s news about the casinos, let’s recap some stories from 2010 shall we?

October 2010:  Governor Strickland, acting pursuant to a legislative mandate created by the Republican General Assembly announces his appointments to the Ohio Casino Commission, the regulatory authority that will license the casinos mandated by a constitutional amendment voters overwhelming passed in 2009 with promise it will create as soon as possible tens of thousands of jobs.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, a frequent critic of Strickland, praises Strickland’s appointments to the Commission as “first rate choices.”

“Strickland, to his credit, especially given election-year pressures, […]

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