From the Associated Press late last week:
Organizers in a southeastern Ohio city say they plan to rewrite their proposal that seeks to ban the high-pressure oil and gas drilling.
The Athens County Board of Elections recently rejected the ballot initiative without elaborating. The proposal's supporters tell The Athens Messenger they will make changes and try again for next year's ballot.
A spokesman for the group behind the proposal says supporters have requested public documents related to the ballot initiative from the elections board.
The proposal would have banned such drilling and related waste-disposal work in Athens, which is home to Ohio University.
Similar bans are slated to be on fall ballots in Youngstown and in Bowling Green after protests against those initiatives were unsuccessful or were withdrawn.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.