Meyers Lake Village Council on Monday banned gas-oil drilling in the Stark County community of 570 people.
The ban was ununimously adopted, reported the Canton Repository.
The measure was adopted as an emergency so it would go into effect immediately.
The ordinance bans horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing or fracking and even bars residents from signing gas-oil leases.
There is some question how valid many of the provisions might be.
The non-profit Meyers Lake Preserve that owns the lake in 2011 leased the rights under the 144-acre lake to Chesapeake Energy Copr. No wells have been drilled.
Under the lease terms, a well would not be on the lake but the land under the lake could be drilled.
Most of the lake is in the village. It is surrounded by Plain and Canton townships.
We blogged last March on the preserve's ldease.
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.