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With a proposal by FirstEnergy to devalue property at its nuclear power plants pending before the Ohio Department of Taxation, two Ohio legislators are sponsoring an amendment to the state budget bill to protect school districts against losses of tax revenues.

   Oregon Clean Energy Center, located at 816 North Lallendorf Road in Oregon, has delayed its final round of steam testing at its power plant so it does not affect “The Biggest Week in American Birding,” an annual event that draws people from around the world to observe migrating birds.
   The first round of steam testing over a two week period in March created concerns in the area due to the loud noise coming from the facility, which is about to begin operations. The noise was described by one resident living about a half mile from the plant as “extreme,” and likened it to the roar of a jet engine.
   “We’re more than a mile from it,” a man last week told The Press. He said he lives near Pearson Metropark, and that the steam testing sounded like a “roar.” “When the windows are closed, you can hear it.”     

 If Holly Henn has her way, many Ottawa County residents on July 3 will be standing hand-in-hand along the Lake Erie shoreline or hoisting their boat flags.

 The Elmore resident is coordinating efforts in the county for All Hands On Deck, a non-partisan   event planned to express support for continued funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and increase public awareness of the importance of sustaining the lakes’ ecosystem.

 The board of trustees of the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District was scheduled to meet Thursday in a special session to discuss finding a replacement for Dennis Hartman, who retired last month as chief.

 The board invited a representative from a Perrysburg consulting firm to the meeting for a presentation, Scott Everhardt, a trustee, said before the meeting.  

 With the Ohio Senate passing its version last week of farmland valuation reform and the House approving a similar measure last month in the budget bill, the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program appears destined for change.

 However, questions linger over the impact a reformed CAUV formula will have on other entities that rely on property tax revenues.

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