Rezoning approved for Scio-area plant


    North Township Trustees and Zoning Board members gathered with representatives of Chesapeake Midstream Development and M3 Midstream after local leaders approved a zoning change for a new fractionation plant near Scio. Three days of hearings concluded with about 600 acres acquired on Crimm Road switching from agricultural to manufacturing, and construction on the facility is set for September.

    Pictured are, front from left, Chris Reese, zoning board member; Craig Brokaw, zoning board; George McCullough, zoning board; and Joe Taggart, zoning board. Second row: Harry Horstman, zoning board; Dan Henry, trustee; Paul Trushell, trustee; Joseph Giles, vice president of operations for Chesapeake Midstream; Mike Matheson, environmental, health and safety manager for Chesapeake Midstream; Steve Valdinger, zoning board; and Joe Harrison, zoning board. Back: Travis Albaugh, trustee; John Taylor, of M3 Midstream; and Tom Harris, vice president of construction projects for M3 Midstream.

    Check out the complete story in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.



    1. This project, all those construction jobs and those workers who will be employed at the plant when it is completed; the quiet life of a hamlet like Scio is about to become very complicated; those township trustees are about to tumble into the real world.
      While I would be very surprised if Scio sees a building boom for residential housing; there are larger communities not that far away who have the homes, apartments or trailer parks to accomodate additional residents, those empty spaces above store fronts, many which could be converted into temporary housing—the little downtown in pastoral Scio is about to get a lot busier. A couple of decades ago even a few years ago….who would have thought?


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