LISBON - A new drilling permit has been submitted and approved for Salem Township, according to records on file with the Columbiana County Engineer's Office
The permit filed with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was filed by Chesapeake Exploration for the Mangus unit on Butcher Road.
This brings to 65 the number of separate drilling sites in the county for which permits have been issued since mid 2010, when the oil and gas boom began. Driling sites can have more than one well.
Four wells are currently producing.