As fracking debate heats up, Broadview Heights (OH) already shows strains of oil, gas well drilling

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — Susan Fowler’s Georgian colonial has been on the market for two-and-a-half years. The four-bedroom house sits on a wooded lot on a quiet cul-de-sac in Broadview Heights, where home values are among the highest in Cuyahoga County cities. Fowler’s house lists at $250,999 — knocked down from $389,000.

But with several oil and gas wells on land behind her property, she says potential buyers want no part of it. The closest well is 89 feet from her property line.