The buying and leasing taking place in the Utica and Marcellus shale areas has had a positive affect on smaller, rust belt towns in Ohio. According to the ZanesvilleTimesRecorder, property is being snapped up due to its shale potential. Landowners in Zanesville, Ohio are banding together to lease their land at the best possible rate, and to receive royalties on drilling profits. Counties such as Muskingum, Coschocton, Licking, Perry and Morgan have such landowner groups being formed.
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