The Columbus Dispatch today looks at Ohio's unitization law that Chesapeake Energy Corp. used in Portage and Stark counties to assemble an 950-acre tract for drilling.


That tract included 61.4 acres owned by 24 landowners who do not have leases with Chesapeake.


And it included four acres under Quail Hollow State Park in Lake Township.


But Chesapeake could, with state approval, add them to the tract under a little-used state law to maximize access to natural gas and oil.


They were reportedly the first landowners in Ohio affected by the state law.


Click here  to read the Dispatch story by Spencer Hunt.