By AMY GAREIS     News-Herald Staff Writer

CADIZ – Harrison County Commissioners are jumping on the bandwagon and leasing land for oil and gas drilling.

On Wednesday, officials entered into an agreement with Marquette Exploration LLC of Texas to lease 25.670 acres of land in Cadiz Township. Commissioners said the deal would pay $3,700 per acre, or a total of $94,979 to help cushion the general fund coffers amid today’s lagging economy. Information of this and possible future leases are featured in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.