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Landowners fight for drilling royalties

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Some local landowners have won a battle in their war against the big drilling companies.

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday morning that a lower court was wrong to dismiss lawsuits filed by property owners who claim that they are getting short changed on royalties for drilling rights.

Several landowners in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties argue that they were not paid the royalties at market value for more than a decade.

The case was sent back to the lower court for reconsideration.

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