The Dayton Daily News reports that natural gas trapped in two shale formations beneath Ohio could mean thousands of new jobs, if activity in other states is any indication.
Pennsylvania,which sits on one of the same shale formations as Ohio, saw gas and oil industries hire 72,000 new people from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2011.
The newspaper reports that a series of announcements in the last week, including $750 million in land leasing by the Hess Corp. for possible drilling, shows that Ohio is on the cusp of an oil and gas boom.
The Greene Town Center, LLC, believes it should be relieved of a $14.8 million dollar tax set aside for Greene County.
The Greene's owners filed a lawsuit in April against Greene County officials instructing the county to perform its legal duties according to the Feb. 1, 2005, contract that sets the terms to retire the letter of credit.
Ohio's governor-elect has put more school calamity days on his agenda, after some lobbying that started at home.
Republican John Kasich says his 10-year-old daughter Reese brought up the issue, and he also has heard complaints from other children and parents about the cutback to three calamity days last year. Democratic Governor Ted Strickland reduced the "snow days" from five as a way to ensure more classroom time for Ohio's students.