Monday, December 10, 2012

Coal and Natural Gas Pouring Millions Into the Area

From The Times-Reporter:
While eastern Ohio’s oil and natural-gas boom has garnered most of the attention in the past year, coal remains an important part of the economy of the Tuscarawas Valley.
In 2011, coal mine employees in Tuscarawas County earned $11.3 million in wages and salary payments. In Carroll County, the number was $3.5 million; in Coshocton County, $4.8 million.
But all those numbers pale in comparison to the $22.1 million earned by miners in Harrison County last year.
Read the rest of the article, which discusses the impact that natural gas is having on local and national coal mining, by clicking here. 

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