Columbiana County Commissioner Focused on Safety During Shale Boom
Columbiana County Commissioner Tim Weigle said he has been following through on a campaign pledge made two years ago to help the county better prepare for potential problems resulting from the drilling boom.
"I can't say that it's something that has been completely fulfilled on my end, but working through Luke and the EMA we're heading in that direction," Weigle said, referring to Luke Newbold, director of the county Emergency Management Agency.
Weigle was a Unity Township trustee when elected county commissioner in 2012, and one of his campaign promises was to ensure local oil and gas development is managed in a manner that protects public health and safety.
"I began talking to Luke about things I thought we should be doing, and he agreed," Weigle said. Newbold arrived on the job about the same time Weigle took office.Read the entire article by clicking here.
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