The shale boom's rental housing crunch reaches the Mid-Ohio Valley

The rental housing crunch that's occurring in areas of Ohio and elsewhere around the country as a result of the shale boom has finally made its way to the Mid-Ohio Valley, The Marietta Times reports. Although realtors are reporting mild increases in home sales, the area with the most increased activity is the rental market. Motels, hotels and RV camps in the region are filling up with people in the drilling industry, leading to construction projects for more hotel properties, the article said. For more, read the full story.

Ohio, West Virginia