A few points from the Bloomberg post;
In Ohio commercial real estate is rebounding as the supporting infrastructure for the drilling operation expands. Delinquency rates are declining.
Youngstown which has lost more than half its population since the glory days of the 50's ( 168,330 in 1950 to 66,982 in 2010) is seeing a rebirth. As one resident puts it, it's the first time in his life he has been optimistic about the area.
Trumbull County’s economy likely will get a boost from landowners leasing property. BP Plc (BP), Europe’s second-biggest oil company, agreed to lease 84,000 acres in Trumbull in March. Parenthetically Trumbull will see its first well drilled shortly as ODNR has issued a permit to Consol Energy.Again I encourage you to read this post while you ponder having a sitting senator who has opposed development of this resource.