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Where have all the guardrails gone?

Guardrails vs. Trucks Wetzel County in northwestern West Virginia is remarkable for its steep, knobby hills and long narrow winding valleys – providing residents and visitor alike with beautiful views. Along with these scenic views, however, comes difficult roadways and dangerous traveling. Two two-lane roads traverse the county from the west, along the Ohio River, to […]

Crime and the Utica Shale

By Ted Auch, OH Program Coordinator, FracTracker Alliance No matter where you live in Ohio you have probably asked yourself if crime trends will be – or have already been – affected by the shale gas boom. To quantify the relationship between crime rates and oil and gas development, we compared 14 OH counties (that […]