News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Levin Furniture

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


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


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

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.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:59)


Curiouser
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.”  . 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio to appeal ruling keeping Akron's red light cameras in place
I don't understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't like tickets drive the speed limit and stop at red lights. It's really all up to you.

Who's on public assistance in Ohio?
legalize marijuana get over it,,, its here its been the main drug test scare of a lifetime. u got people that get drunk every night and work u got peoples on ...

Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

Ohio lawmaker calls for an East Cleveland bailout
Instead of blaming Kasich and the Republicans for all of East Cleveland's fiscal woes, take a look at the facts. Some political entities in Ohio are too small ...

Legalized marijuana is a boon for a Cleveland-area grow light maker
Shouldn't he be in jail for paraphernalia? He knows he is selling for marijuana production.

Akron city council to vote on resolution for hiring ex-offenders
Great as a taxpayer I paid for the police to catch them, the free lawyer, the jail to house them , the food their kids eat the medical for them and all its goin...

5 of 8 rule headed for a vote
this is just another way for kasich to pass the buck and claim that it gives the local districts control. Few schools have enough money because of his cuts. T...

A passionate debate about parole in Ohio
I was heartened to hear that the legislators will consider ANY legislation to break the chains the parole board has put on these old law offenders who have serv...

Bill would allow Ohio religious leaders to refuse to do gay marriages
This is just a lot of political posturing. The free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment already protects clergy from being forced by civil authorities to perfo...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University