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Akron area starting to feel economic benefits of Ohio’s Utica drilling, study says

Summit County is starting to feel the economic benefits of Utica shale development, according to a new report from Cleveland State University.

In the 38-page Ohio Utica Shale Gas Monitor, authors Edward W. (Ned) Hill, Kelly L. Kinahan and Allan R. Immonen III, of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, say that Akron, Canton, Youngstown and suburban Columbus increasingly are attracting service-industry jobs and workers tied to drilling.

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