The announcement last week of another possible ethane cracker facility in the region could go a long way in creating a hub of natural gas activity throughout this region, local development officials said. Right in the heart of Marcellus and Utica shale country, officials with the Monroe County Port Authority believe they have as good a chance as anyone to land an ethane cracker plant that could attract hundreds of millions of dollars worth of economic development. MONROE COUNTY, Ohio - A juvenile court program in Monroe County is showing signs of success in what one local judge dubs a, "Big Brother, Big Sister" concept .