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Shale forum held in Boardman

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - Business, labor, and community leaders came together on Monday to discuss opportunities and challenges from development of shale in our region.

The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber, Ohio Chamber, Ohio Resource Alliance and Shale Coalition held a shale forum at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman.

Congressman Bill Johnson was a guest speaker.

"It's vitally important. We've got to have energy to fuel our national security machine. We've got to have affordable reliable energy to fuel our resurgence in manufacturing," Johnson said.

More than 230,000 jobs are supported by the oil and gas industry in Ohio.

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