This is my final post for the Ohio Utica Shale blog.

I am retiring after 44 years with the Akron Beacon Journal/ohio.com. That included 26 years covering the environment in Northeast Ohio.

For the last six years, I have written extensively about drilling in Ohio’s Utica Shale.

In late 2011, we started the shale blog that has drawn large numbers of readers. We tried our best to provide fair and accurate information looking at both sides as the drilling grew in eastern Ohio. We appreciate your support over the years.

Co-worker Jim Mackinnon will take over the blog next week and guide it in the future.

You can reach Jim at jmackinnon@thebeaconjournal or 330-996-3544.