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Could have been an "explosive" situation
Getting onto the wrong parcel of land causes problem
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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A small-farm owner in Belmont County was surprised to find strange markers in the ground on an isolated part of her property.  But, she was even more surprised by what was attached to them!   WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.

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Sandy Putorek saw wheel tracks going toward a part of her farm where she plans to build a house.  “Kids on an ATV,” she thought, as she followed. Then she came to the stake-like poles.

And Curiouser
Her lawyer Grace Hoffman says Putork didn’t know what to make of them…”even pulling the cord attached to one.”  And eventually asked a neighbor what they might be.  He said, basically they’re markers for dynamite charges.

Hoffman says they were put in place by Global Geophysical Services.

The Texas based company does seismic surveys—in this case mapping shale deposits--by analyzing shock waves sent through the ground by explosive charges. 

Trouble is,
Sandy Putorek didn’t know about their survey, and didn’t give anyone permission to plant dynamite on her farm.

Global said in a prepared statement that it was a case of mistaken location—due to a mix-up of map coordinates at the Court House.  And, that the situation is being “addressed.”  . 

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