COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Governor John Kasich says he's prepared to talk to people in bars, hotels and salons about the economic impacts of natural gas drilling to combat misconceptions about hydraulic fracturing.
Officials say a major natural gas deposit in eastern Ohio could create thousands of jobs.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process through which chemical-laced water is injected deep underground to break up shale rock and allow natural gas to escape.
School districts and townships are outraged at the change in the rate of state auditors to $41 an hour – some were paying more than that, but some were paying less. But Sue Cave is the executive director of the Ohio Municipal League says her membership had mixed reactions.
“When you take a look at the fee that they developed, you’ll find that it affects different communities in different ways. So some of them will receive a larger increase than others,” says Cave.
A new census report shows Ohio's poverty rate is the highest in more than 30 years, and median household incomes are at their lowest levels in more than a quarter century.
Commerce National Bank chief economic adviser James Newton tells The Columbus Dispatch the census survey released Tuesday reflects the hits the state has taken from the recession, the loss of manufacturing jobs and other factors.