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Ohio EPA finalizes new air permit for Kokosing Asphalt
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Ohio EPA finalizes new air permit for Kokosing Asphalt

COLUMBUS — “Ohio EPA has issued a final air permit to Kokosing Materials Inc., allowing a modification to its asphalt plant located at 13700 McCracken Road in Garfield Heights (bordering Maple Heights). As a result of public comments, Ohio EPA added restrictions to the permit to better control emissions and […]

Power plant near Marietta to close
AMP / Coal

Power plant near Marietta to close

MARIETTA — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed suit against AMP in April 2009, alleging the coal-fired plant violated pollution standards for years through improper upgrades and maintenance on the nearly 60-year-old facility. According to the suit, the work violated the spirit of the U.S. Clean Air Act, which was […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses, ACLU file ‘friend of the court’ briefs in Ohio Citizen Action canvassing case
Ohio Citizen Action

Jehovah’s Witnesses, ACLU file ‘friend of the court’ briefs in Ohio Citizen Action canvassing case

CLEVELAND — Two prominent organizations with long histories of defending the First Amendment have filed “friend of the court” briefs on behalf of Ohio Citizen Action in its appeal of a case involving canvassing restrictions in Englewood, Ohio. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, a non-profit corporation […]

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Ohio utility to close plant early

AKRON — “American Municipal Power must close its 213-megawatt Richard H. Gorsuch Station by Dec. 31, 2012, but the company announced Wednesday that it intends to shut it down by Dec. 15 this year to resolve violations of the federal Clean Air Act. A proposed settlement was announced late Tuesday […]

Colerain Township is a beautiful place
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Colerain Township is a beautiful place

COLERAIN TWP — Ah, beautiful Colerain. Colerain?? Yes, Colerain Township is a beautiful place. It retains its rural atmosphere, with all the urban amenities and is home to many small businesses. It is a great, economically diverse, family community with its schools, churches and parks. Best of all, it has lots […]

Utility to shut power plant to settle U.S. pollution suit
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Utility to shut power plant to settle U.S. pollution suit

Company serving Westerville also will pay fine, fund energy efficiency COLUMBUS — “American Municipal Power will shut down its Richard H. Gorsuch power station along the Ohio River near Marietta by the end of 2012 to settle a federal lawsuit that said the coal-fired plant violated the Clean Air Act […]

Rumpke Landfill – The real story about “the good neighbor”
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Rumpke Landfill – The real story about “the good neighbor”

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — “I moved to Crest Road in August of 1968. We moved from what is now Old Colerain. Our moving route was Bank Road to Crest and while moving we discovered Rumpke. It was a hole in the ground with the family homestead still intact. We were probably […]

Port wants projects to pay off soon
Baard Energy / Coal

Port wants projects to pay off soon

EAST LIVERPOOL — “The Columbiana County Port Authority would like for some of its major projects to begin paying off in a big way before undertaking any new projects. ‘The port authority operates as a business, so our projects have to produce revenue and that, at worse, we break even,’ […]

Proposals may close Ohio’s coal-ash ponds
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Proposals may close Ohio’s coal-ash ponds

COLUMBUS — “Power companies face shutting down coal-ash ponds at their plants amid rising concerns about toxic threats to groundwater. The federal government is proposing changes, brought on by the December 2008 coal-ash flood at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston power plant, that would be enforced by the U.S. Environmental […]

Trash-talking: Rumpke neighbors raise stink
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Trash-talking: Rumpke neighbors raise stink

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — “The last time Nancy Lindemood stepped out of her home for a jog, she was chased back inside. The odor coming from Rumpke’s landfill was just too strong. ‘It just looms over everything,’ Lindemood said. ‘The odor makes it to my house and there are lots of […]