Outreach forum discusses fracking ramifications

By Emily Smith, CG News The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education hosted an outreach forum on campus Thursday, where experts shared their perspectives on injection well inspections, horizontal hydraulic fracturing and the impacts the practices have on communities. Participating panelists included academic and legal professionals, as well as local residents directly…

Athens County Commissioners hold public discussion for fracking concerns

By CG Lifestyles & People Editor Sarah DeCarlo Residents of Athens County voiced their concerns about possible hydraulic fracturing coming to the area at an Athens County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Thursday. While the discussion was dominated by community members who feared the effects of fracking in Southeast Ohio, landowners who decided to lease…