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 Saying he’s been emboldened by “tremendous” support from his constituents, State Representative Rex Damschroder (R- Fremont) will have his wife, Rhonda, run as a write-in candidate in the May 6 primary election as a placeholder for him on the ballot.
 If she were to win the nomination, she would then withdraw from the race which would allow party officials in the 88th House district to put his name on the ballot for the November general election.
 Rep. Damschroder was forced to withdraw from the race after the Sandusky County Board of Elections discovered he hadn’t signed some of his candidate petitions.

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Energy is fueling a $1.94 billion fire that could ignite our economy this year and in the near future.progressbutton2014

That gaudy number reflects the upcoming investments in our community from four energy companies: First Energy, BP-Husky Refinery, PBF Refinery and Clean Energy. Those investments are:

• First Energy announced two weeks ago it would invest $600 million to upgrade the Davis Besse nuclear power plant near Oak Harbor;

• PBF Energy, owner of the former Sunoco Refinery, announced in December it would invest $140 million in the next 15 months to upgrade its 282-acre refinery on the Toledo-Oregon border;

• BP-Husky Refinery in the spring announced it would soon start its $400 million project to enable it to refine sour crude from the Husky oil sands in Alberta, Canada;

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Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian said the public should realize when a snow emergency is issued, there should not be vehicles parked on the streets so that plows can clear away the snow.

“We hope people do move them. There have been occasions when we’ve had cars towed. We haven’t lately. Not this year,” said Seferian at a council meeting on Monday. “But we keep trying to threaten it and hope they’ll be moved. People have an obligation to do it. For the most part, people do it. People actually start doing it a lot of times before we call the snow emergencies.”

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Oregon council on Monday approved an agreement with Aldi for the purchase of a permanent easement to install a waterline on the south side of Navarre Avenue.

To proceed with construction of the waterline, which will extend from Aldi to adjacent property owned by Rudy’s Hot Dog, the city required the purchase of the easement on property owned by Aldi.

The city and Aldi agreed to a purchase price regarding the value of the permanent easement.

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Administrators of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District expect the planned steam generator project at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station to have a financial impact on the district but say it’s too early to know how much.

FirstEnergy management, citing a study by Applied Economics, a Phoenix-based consulting firm, said the project will provide a boost of more than $108 million to the local economy and overall benefits statewide will exceed $150 million.

The $600 million project to install two new steam generators and the subsequent refueling will require about 2,300 additional local union and traveling contractor workers besides Davis-Besse’s regular workforce, the utility company said.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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