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A fracking first for Trumbull County

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HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Fracking at a horizontal well will take place for the first time in Trumbull County Wednesday.

Workers were busy at the Halcon Energy well site off of Hayes-Orangeville Road Tuesday when a number of trucks were pulling in and out of the complex that sits in the middle of open land just down the street from residential properties.

Neighbors say they could hear some action at the site, but it wasn't too loud.

"You could hear a little bit if the wind was right, it sounded kind of like a train in the distance," Karl Martin says.

Martin has lived at his home on Hayes-Orangeville Road since 2005. He's optimistic he'll see some royalties but worries about the future quality of his water supply.

"We have well water in this area and you hear stories about well water being disturbed and contaminated," Martin says. "But I've been very encouraged by what I've seen lately about reports in the area that it's pretty safe so far."

Overall, Martin believes fracking will boost the local economy and fund his hobby - a car in his garage - on the side. He's crossing his fingers for royalties.

"I'm restoring a car, maybe pay for a new paint job," he says.

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