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Fracking company eliminates Ohio PR department
New CEO of Chesapeake Energy fired over 30 employees in the last week
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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A well owned by Chesapeake Energy in Carroll County.
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A management shakeup at Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy has reportedly eliminated the company’s PR department in the Utica and Marcellus shale.

Crain’s Cleveland Business says new Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler let four top executives go this week, along with 28 community outreach employees on Wednesday.

E-mails to Chesapeake's Ohio spokesman, Pete Kenworthy, were returned as undeliverable, and his LinkedIn page now says he is a “former manager of media relations” for the company.

Calls to Chesapeake were not immediately returned, and officials in Canton said they were unaware of any restructuring in the Ohio office.

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