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Hotels, campgrounds feel the shale boom

March 17, 2014

LISBON — Check with any hotel, motel or campground throughout the area, and the one thing found in common is the presence of the shale industry....

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Mar-18-14 7:23 AM

Unfortunately these are about the only industries that will thrive (and restaurants), since most all of the workers are transplants from Oklahoma and Texas, instead of locally hired. Had they not lied about hiring locally, more industries would stand to benefit as permanent residents would spend it on a broader array of things.

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Mar-17-14 4:55 PM

*****shame Salem is the only town in the area without Motel.

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Mar-17-14 3:50 PM

But this is what happens when you have a city council trying to CONTROL and not LEGISLATE.

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Mar-17-14 3:40 PM

Watch me get into trouble on this one.

Let's recap with just questions. How long ago was it, when Mr. Herron introduced his brilliant plan for a motel in Salem?

How long did it take him to wage the war against a city council that has created this UNFRIENDLY business environment?

How many private agendas worked against him?

This shale boom will long be over before this City gets awake.

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Mar-17-14 1:31 PM

I think the person who bought Timberlanes bit off more than he could chew.

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Mar-17-14 1:23 PM

I wonder how many of Salem's motels are affected by this.

Oh that's right they don't have one !

How many more years is Timberlanes going to set vacant ?

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