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Decline in gas drilling softens boom for Western Pa. businesses

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John Bruno dresses the industry that revitalized his Waynesburg business district. Mickey’s Men’s Store, which Bruno’s father opened in 1967 on High Street, sells the Carhartt attire, Carolina work boots and flame-retardant clothing that serve as standard wardrobe for the shale gas workers who changed the face of Greene and Washington counties during the past decade. Those workers have kept ...

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Washington County residents speak against gas drilling

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Gas well drilling companies can’t be counted on to follow the raft of ordinance changes being proposed in Peters, claim a group of Washington County residents who imparted what they said were their experiences with Marcellus Shale drilling to council Monday. “This is a cautionary tale,” said JoAnne Wagner of Mount Pleasant Township, where the first Marcellus well was drilled ...

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Peters residents opposed to fracking turn out for public hearing

Even in a land of natural gas riches, some residents of Washington County want to keep drilling out of their backyards. The vast majority of more than 60 residents who attended a public hearing Monday in Peters expressed a desire for the township to remain free of Marcellus shale activity — or to add severe restrictions to a proposed amendment ...

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