Steubenville may lease mineral rights beneath landfill

Steubenville city council members met on Tuesday to discuss legislation that would lease the mineral rights of a formal city landfill to the Hess Corporation for oil and gas drilling, news station WTOV9 reports. If realized, the five-year lease deal would net the city $5,400 per acre of the 117-acre property as well as 19 percent of the royalties, the article said. For more read the full story here.