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An old nuclear problem creeps back
FirstEnergy

An old nuclear problem creeps back

NEW YORK, NY — “The American nuclear industry, primed to begin new construction projects for the first time in 30 years, is about as eager for an operating problem at an old reactor as the oil industry was for a well blowouton the eve of opening the Atlantic coast to […]

Strength in numbers
Ohio Citizen Action

Strength in numbers

Q: How do Ohio Citizen Action members keep winning good-neighbor campaigns? A: Strength in numbers Age of Ohio Citizen Action in years: 35 Number of handwritten member letters to company officials in each campaign: 10,000 to 25,000 Number of front porch visits by door-to-door canvassers: 9.3 million Number of update […]

SunCoke advisory panel meets
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SunCoke advisory panel meets

13 attend first gathering; next will focus on topics such as construction schedule, air quality monitoring MIDDLETOWN — “Two years may have passed since SunCoke Energy announced plans to build a new coke plant in Middletown, but as a new community panel made clear at their first meeting, there are […]

Good Neighbor Campaigns

Ohio Citizen Action field canvassers and Rumpke neighbors tour landfill

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — Members of Property Owners Want Equal Rights and Ohio Citizen Action field canvassers got a guided tour of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township Wednesday. Jonathan Kissell from Rumpke’s public relations department and Larry Riddle, landfill manager, spoke about the process of landfilling and answered technical […]

Columbus to pay part of power plant fine
AMP / Coal

Columbus to pay part of power plant fine

COLUMBUS — “People who pay their electricity bills to Columbus or as many as 47 other Ohio cities and villages will soon help American Municipal Power pay an $850,000 fine for air pollution. The Columbus-based utility, a nonprofit cooperative that resells electricity to about 80 municipal electric systems in Ohio, […]

Baard Energy

State funding deadline for Baard project approaches

LISBON — “Baard Energy must have its financing in place by June 30 for the Columbiana County Port Authority to retain $4.5 million in state funding received to purchase property for the project, but the company is prepared to proceed regardless of what happens. ‘It does not imperil the project […]

Fish killed at power plant may exceed $30 million a year
FirstEnergy

Fish killed at power plant may exceed $30 million a year

Court values bass alone at $50 apiece TOLEDO — “If $30 million worth of fish sounds like a lot for northwest Ohio’s economy to sacrifice each year for electricity generated by Oregon’s Bay Shore power plant, consider this: The real impact might be a lot greater. On Wednesday, as a […]

Interview – Paula Ross, University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center & Slow Food Maumee Valley
Ohio Citizen Action

Interview – Paula Ross, University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center & Slow Food Maumee Valley

TOLEDO — “The Erie Wire sits down with Paula Ross, who is a Research Associate of the University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center. After participating as a member of Slow Food Ann Arbor, she founded Slow Food Maumee Valley. Paula has served as the executive director and chair of the […]

Nancy Sullivan joins Ohio Citizen Action board
Ohio Citizen Action

Nancy Sullivan joins Ohio Citizen Action board

CINCINNATI — Ohio Citizen Action has elected Nancy Sullivan for a three year term to its board of directors. Nancy has long been active on local, national and international issues. Her varied interests include community supported agriculture, immigrants rights, clean energy, mountaintop removal and labor issues. Now retired, Ms. Sullivan […]

Ohio Citizen Action field canvassers tour Kokosing neighborhood
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Ohio Citizen Action field canvassers tour Kokosing neighborhood

MAPLE HTS — Chuck Huck, a neighbor of the Kokosing plant in Maple Hts., led a group of Ohio Citizen Action field canvassers on a tour through his neighborhood.  It was plain to see how this plant, along with the noise and pollution it emits, disrupts neighbors’ everyday lives. We […]