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Oil, Gas Money Flowing Into City

November 3, 2013

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park Commission and the city of Wheeling are beginning to reap the financial rewards from a 2009 drilling deal signed with Chesapeake Energy....

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Nov-03-13 11:05 PM

troll: I must agree. the h2o system and other infrastructure really should come first. They are on their last legs. The County will be in a better position to do business development. They have huge royalties coming. The Airport really has some potential.

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Nov-03-13 10:08 PM

I find it interesting that they refer to using the money to demolish properties. They've already torn down 1/3 of the city, and this during a time when there is actually a shortage of rental property.

The Bishop's special interest group benefitted from the most recent demolitions. What cronies and associates will be next in line?

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Nov-03-13 8:57 PM

Absolutely the LAST thing the Government should do with a windfall like gas royalties is give it to city leaders’ preferred private companies as “venture capital.” I can’t think of a surer way to invite cronyism and waste. There’s a reason it’s called “venture” capitalism.

What the city should do is spend that money to repair crumbing infrastructure. Replace 100 year-old failing sewer lines. Repair leaking water supply lines. Re-paint faded curbs, re-pave crumbling sidewalks and streets, ...

And the rest could be used to give property owners a tax break. WE the citizens own that gas, not city council and not county commissioners.

But what they’ll probably do with that money is use it to overpay for idle properties owned by cronies, and pave new roads to nowhere they can name after themselves. Because it’s all about them.

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Nov-03-13 7:40 PM

The article suggests there is just one well ,or lateral, thus far. If so, this is extraordinary output from a single well. Most pads can accommodate up to eight wells or laterals. The Ohio County deposits are "world class."

The City should consider a venture-seed-loan fund for new business with their windfall.

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Nov-03-13 7:08 PM

Government NEVER reduces spending. Once money is spent on something, that something never goes away. The only question is by what percentage will the spending increase next year?

More revenue does not mean a tax cut or improvements in current services, though it should. More revenue = more spending-at all levels of government.

Government officials care NOTHING for you or your ability to pay your bills. They care only about fooling you at election time and spending the rest of their term lining their pockets at your expense.

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Nov-03-13 4:25 PM

All that money coming in yet residents pay more taxes and fees than ever!

Time to hold some feet to the fire!

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Nov-03-13 2:55 PM

I thought I spotted some fracking fluid on that deer. Too late; he's a goner now. And if blood will soon be gushing like geysers from the Wilson Lodge chimneys, I'd better roll up the car windows and take the wash off the line...

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Nov-03-13 2:43 PM

Oh, look, a fuzzy little deer. What? They have gas lines going under Wilson Lodge? But look at the deer. LOOK AT IT. Geez. $100,000 over how many months. Our local officials come cheap.

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Nov-03-13 2:38 PM

Blood flowed on the street...degradation and contamination...what kind of people are we?

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Nov-03-13 2:04 PM

Looks like Randy, Doug, and the gang are going to be getting a raise. Follow the money very carefully!

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Nov-03-13 12:38 PM

Right, RR and HiHow. Because everybody knows all the gas drilling and fracking has driven all the deer from the park.

Today would be a nice day to take a drive through the parks and see all the destruction. Wasteland as far as the eye can see, just as the anti-frackers warned.

Run, little deer. Run for your life.


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Nov-03-13 9:05 AM

. . . . And it will be used to line Crony Capitalists pockets instead of doing any GOOD for the citizens.

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Nov-03-13 8:58 AM

*****!!!!! You post a photo of a deer on a story that has NO good for the park. WOW!!!! You are nearly as bad as FUX NEWS.

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Nov-03-13 8:51 AM

Really? A photo of a DEER for this article?

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