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Ten businesses and organizations have been named finalists in the 19th Annual Prism Awards, a local initiative to honor excellence.

The ten, as well as the other nominees, will be honored at a banquet Wednesday, 6:00 pm at Sunrise Park & Banquet Center in Millbury. Chrys Peterson, news anchor for WTOL-Channel 11, will be the Master of Ceremonies.

An analysis by FirstEnergy into what caused cracking in a concrete shield building at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station is scheduled to be completed by the end of February, a spokesperson for the utility said, adding FirstEnergy is moving ahead with its application to extend the facility’s operating license.

The power station was shut down as scheduled in October to install a new reactor head when cracks were found in the shield building while workers were cutting into the building to remove the old reactor head.

A team of Davis-Besse personnel and outside contractors has been conduct

The Oregon school board is considering establishing regular committee of the whole meetings as a way to thoroughly discuss issues facing the district before voting at upcoming board meetings.

“As you can see this evening, we’re having a problem of communicating all the information that is brought forth at the regular business meeting at the school board,” Diana Gadus, vice president of the school board, said at a board meeting on Feb. 21.

The Oregon school board, by a vote of 3-2, on Tuesday renewed the contracts of several administrators earlier than planned, despite the anticipated loss of $3 million in revenue in 2013, and $11 million in 2016.

The reduction in revenue is due to lower property valuations, a tax appeal from Toledo Edison’s Bay Shore power plant, the partial closure of the plant, and a loss in “hold harmless” payments from the state.

The Oregon City Schools District is facing an $11 million deficit in 2016, according to Treasurer Jane Fruth at a school board meeting last Tuesday.

The district will have to pass a levy before then to avoid the deficit. She said.


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