The Dayton Daily News reports that natural gas trapped in two shale formations beneath Ohio could mean thousands of new jobs, if activity in other states is any indication.
Pennsylvania,which sits on one of the same shale formations as Ohio, saw gas and oil industries hire 72,000 new people from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2011.
The newspaper reports that a series of announcements in the last week, including $750 million in land leasing by the Hess Corp. for possible drilling, shows that Ohio is on the cusp of an oil and gas boom.
Actor Cliff Robertson, whose career spanned a half-century, died on Saturday at the age of 88.
Along with his lengthy acting career, Robertson was known for his love of aviation. He was a frequent visitor to the Aviation Hall of Fame, located next to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. He would fly in his own place from New York to Dayton to attend the Hall of Fame's Enshrinement ceremonies. His participation resulted in his own enshrinement in the Hall of Fame in 2006.