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Wade to participate in national news conference on Prairie State Project
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Wade to participate in national news conference on Prairie State Project

GALION — “The efforts of Galion Councilwoman Roberta Wade to share her concerns about the operations of the Prairie State Energy Complex, and the City of Galion’s role in that project, will be highlighted this Wednesday during a nationally-broadcast news conference to release the results of a new report issued […]

AMP President defends decision to buy into Prairie State plant
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AMP President defends decision to buy into Prairie State plant

CLEVELAND — Mark Gerken, President of AMP, is distributing this letter to AMP communities in response to the July 16, 2012 NewsNet5 investigation of the Prairie State coal plant. Gerken’s letter is undated but was sent after the program aired. — Sandy Buchanan, Executive Director, Ohio Citizen Action read the […]

Looking at Ohio Citizen Action
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Looking at Ohio Citizen Action

GALION — “A week ago today, an exchange between Galion City Councilwoman Roberta Wade and City Council President Gail Baldinger centered on a possible “public meeting” locally involving an official from an organization called Ohio Citizen Action. At issue was the nature of the meeting itself. Wade shared that it […]

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Cleveland among 60 Ohio cities paying millions for electricity they never received

CLEVELAND — “Cleveland and other cities are partial owners of both plant, along with American Municipal Power. AMP is a non-profit corporation based in Columbus, Ohio, that owns and operates electric facilities for member cities. ‘Who keeps getting us in these deals?’ asked Polensek. One consistent supporter has been Cleveland […]

Cleveland among 60 Ohio cities paying millions for electricity they never received
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Cleveland among 60 Ohio cities paying millions for electricity they never received

$5 billion power plant fails to open on schedule CLEVELAND – Cleveland is among 60 cities and towns across Ohio that paid millions of dollars in bond payments for a new, $5 billion power plant that produced no electricity for months. The Prairie State Power Plant, located in southern Illinois, […]

Council makes signage changes, hears plan for public meeting
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Council makes signage changes, hears plan for public meeting

GALION — “The tensest exchange of the evening came during the Finance Committee report, which was shared by Committee Chairwoman Roberta Wade. Wade began by telling Council that the requested analysis of electric rates made several weeks ago to Belinda Miller, local representative of the Ohio Auditor’s Office that provides […]

Galion closer to ending charter
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Galion closer to ending charter

GALION — ”  An effort by several Galion residents to obtain enough valid signatures to get the issue of abolishing the city’s charter that has been in place for 26 years has paid off. According to city council clerk Michelle Talbott, out of 837 signatures provided to her, 676 were […]

Ohio towns have buyer’s remorse over Prairie State Energy Campus
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Ohio towns have buyer’s remorse over Prairie State Energy Campus

COLUMBUS — “Since March, some budget-strapped communities in Ohio and other states are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars a month — even though the plant is not yet providing them power. ‘Problem is the bills came but the electricity did not,’ said Tom Sanzillo, former first deputy comptroller of […]

No-coal choice saved money
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No-coal choice saved money

YELLOW SPRINGS —”The Village’s decision five years ago against investing in a 1,600-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Illinois may have spared its electric customers from decades of high utility bills. According to an article in the Columbus Dispatch last week, construction cost overruns at the $5 billion Prairie State Energy […]

Cities on hook for power plant’s costs
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Cities on hook for power plant’s costs

GALION — “Electricity customers in Galion are part-owners of a $5 billion power plant that is behind schedule and might lead to years of high utility bills. The city of about 11,000, about 60 miles north of Columbus, is one of many in Ohio whose city-owned electric companies have chosen […]