MWCD Shares the Benefits of Utica Shale Drilling
Akron area residents who make the 110-minute trip to Piedmont Lake in southeast Ohio for a weekend of fishing, camping, hiking and boating can see that something has happened.
There's a new marina, docks, seawall, paved parking and enlarged boat launch ramp and an improved restaurant-boat rental facility.
The improvements were “a godsend … and really needed,” said Piedmont boater George Romanoski, 75, a city of Akron retiree who has kept his 24-foot pontoon boat on the lake since 1989. “It’s the best-ever look at the marina.”
“It’s a 100 percent improvement,” said David Miller, 68, who has lived on his houseboat at Piedmont for 17 years. “It’s really nice now.”
The 2,270-acre fishing lake with 38 miles of shoreline in Belmont, Harrison and Guernsey counties is one of the first beneficiaries of Utica shale drilling wealth that has gone to one Ohio government agency: the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.Read the whole article by clicking here.
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