Ohio has 630 new millionaires, thanks to Utica shale.



That figure came from the Morgan County Herald in a story on Nov. 27 on a drilling company moving into Morgan County: Petroleum Development Corp. Energy LLC.



It has sought three permits for drilling horizontal Utica wells, the first in the county.



Ohio State Unversity Extension educator Chris Penrose is quoted that Carroll County has 550 new shale-made millionaires and adjoining Harrison County has 80 new shale millionaires.



Carroll County is the No. 1 drilling hot spot in Ohio.