By AMY GAREIS

News-Herald Staff Writer

CADIZ – Several upcoming meetings are set to inform local leaders and the public about growing interest in the Marcellus Shale and legal matters regarding oil and gas leases.

There are two informational meetings which will be open to residents at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School on Jan. 26 and Feb. 9 from 7-9 p.m. Presenter Tom Murphy, director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, on hand Jan. 26 and Peggy Hall, attorney and director of the OSU Agriculture and Rural Law Program, and local attorney Lawrence Piergallini discussing legal issues.

More information on the meetings and other commissioner matters can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.