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Air permit expected this month for power plant

Developers of a planned natural gas-fired electric power plant to be built in the City of Oregon anticipate approval this month of a final air emissions permit by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and a start to the construction of the $860 million project by the spring of next year.

William Siderewicz, a managing partner of North America Project Development, said Wednesday he expects the EPA to issue the air permit “within the next week or two.” 

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Damschroder bill puts limits on drones
A bill limiting the use of drones by law enforcement agencies was introduced Wednesday in the Ohio House of Representatives by Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont).

House Bill 207 was introduced in response to law enforcement agencies seeking to purchase and use unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, he said.

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Oregon School Board President P.J. Kapfhammer was found guilty of disorderly conduct in Maumee Municipal Court last week stemming from an incident in February at Clay High School in which he attempted to get an unidentified autistic man to identify himself.

Kapfhammer had been charged in Oregon Municipal Court with disorderly conduct, a minor misdemeanor, as well as menacing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge, on February 13, following the Feb. 1 incident.

Oregon Municipal Judge Jeffery Keller recused himself from the case, which was then transferred to the Maumee court.

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Oak Harbor resident Chris Camp gets excitable just talking about it.

Camp, a U.S. Army veteran and former attack helicopter battalion crew member, has competed in three Tough Mudder events and plans to do lots more. It’s in his blood now.

For those who aren’t familiar with Tough Mudder events, they are hardcore 10- to 12-mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test a person’s all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. More than one million participants have competed worldwide to date, and more than $5 million has been raised for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Oregon Council President Tom Susor is running against Mayor Mike Seferian for the mayor’s seat in the November election.

Susor, of Cedarwood Dr., is the only candidate challenging Seferian, both of whom submitted petitions to the Lucas County Board of Elections by the June 12 deadline to be on the ballot.

Susor, a Democrat, was elected to council from 1983 to 1989, and again in 2011.

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