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Rumpke Landfill – “I struggle to understand how such a massive expansion could be congruent with residential neighborhoods, schools and parks”
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Rumpke Landfill – “I struggle to understand how such a massive expansion could be congruent with residential neighborhoods, schools and parks”

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — “My husband and I weren’t looking to move, but after visiting friends here and seeing the wooded lots , we decided to build a house in Colerain Township. What came with those woods is incredible. We have many varieties of woodpeckers, hummingbirds, towhees, indigo buntings and we […]

Rumpke Landfill – “I didn’t move near a landfill… It moved near me!”
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Rumpke Landfill – “I didn’t move near a landfill… It moved near me!”

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — “I moved to Colerain Township when I was only 2 years old. As I child I loved the country atmosphere and knew one day I wanted my own home in Colerain. In 1979 that dream came true. My husband and I purchased a home just off Crest […]

If “investors are lining up” for Baard Energy, where exactly is the line?
Baard Energy / Coal

If “investors are lining up” for Baard Energy, where exactly is the line?

COLUMBUS — On April 9, Steve Cooper of the Columbiana County Port Authority gave area business leaders an update on Baard Energy’s coal refinery plans. “They feel good things are coming their way. The investors are lining up and everyone’s getting very enthused again about it,” he said, according to Youngstown’s […]

NRC to FirstEnergy: Tell us why Davis-Besse will be safe
FirstEnergy

NRC to FirstEnergy: Tell us why Davis-Besse will be safe

PORT CLINTON — “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to know why FirstEnergy Corp. thinks Davis-Besse will be safe after repairs now underway are completed… In March, inspectors found evidence of radioactive coolant leakage on the top of the reactor’s lid. Subsequent ultrasonic and other electronic inspections of the 69 “nozzles” or […]

Colerain Township cultural touchstone bulldozed by landfill expansion
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Colerain Township cultural touchstone bulldozed by landfill expansion

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — The year 2007 marked the end of an era for generations of Colerain Township citizens. For 57 years, scout groups, families and young lovers came to local landmark Handlebar Ranch for hay rides and parties. The ranch was included in the Ohio Historical Society’s Ohio Historic Inventory […]

$2.28 million raid on state black lung fund clears committee vote
Coal

$2.28 million raid on state black lung fund clears committee vote

COLUMBUS — “State lawmakers approved a plan from Gov. Ted Strickland’s administration to snag $2.28 million from a health care fund for coal miners stricken with black lung disease to pay for oversight of new coal mines. The unanimous vote from the House’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee sends the […]

Elisa Young urges creation of citizen advisory board for proposed coal ash rules
Coal

Elisa Young urges creation of citizen advisory board for proposed coal ash rules

CINCINNATI — In an interview at Cincinnati’s WLWT Channel 5 TV station today, Meigs County resident Elisa Young urged the U.S. EPA to include a citizen advisory board for their recently proposed coal ash rules. Coal ash is created when coal burned for power is disposed of in liquid form […]

Rep. Bill Owens of New York becomes 171st sponsor of the bill to ban mountaintop removal coal mining
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Rep. Bill Owens of New York becomes 171st sponsor of the bill to ban mountaintop removal coal mining

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Bill Owens, a first term Democrat from New York’s 23rd District signed on as the 171st cosponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 1310). The bill would effectively ban future mountaintop removal coal mining projects. Mr. Owens serves on the Agriculture, Armed Services, and Homeland […]

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s administration to raid black lung fund, use money for oversight of coal mines
Coal

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s administration to raid black lung fund, use money for oversight of coal mines

COLUMBUS — “Gov. Ted Strickland’s administration wants $2.28 million from a health-care fund for coal miners stricken with black lung disease to pay for regulatory programs to oversee new coal mines. The raid on the $191 million state black lung fund must happen by July because Ohio’s powerful coal companies got […]

Ohio leads the nation in number of asphalt plants
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Ohio leads the nation in number of asphalt plants

CLEVELAND — Ohio leads the nation with 290 asphalt plants in the state, according to the standard industrial code for asphalt plants #2951. North Carolina follows Ohio with 222 plants, Kentucky is third with 219, Illinois is fourth with 216 and Minnesota is fifth with 211. Asphalt plants typically pollute […]