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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A former Valley business leader made a return visit to Youngstown to share what he has learned about oil and gas development.

Buzz Pishkur, the former president of Aqua Ohio, is now the director of water utilities for Arlington, Texas.

On Wednesday, he addressed a Chamber of Commerce luncheon on The Real Truth About Oil & Gas Development and its effects on communities.

Over the past decade, Pishkur says oil and gas development has had a huge impact on Arlington's economy.

"We have over 200 wells in the city limits, which I think is going to strike people here as extraordinary. But again, it's how you manage it and to date, Arlington has had a very good experience with that," Pishkur said.

Youngstown City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban hydraulic fracturing within the city.

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