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A freeze on rates for FirstEnergy all-electric customers has been extended to March 31, 2013, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has announced.
After the two-year freeze, the utility will reduce a portion of the discounted rates annually through 2018.
The PUCO last week said its action gives FirstEnergy electric heating customers time to prepare for increased rates.
March 3 is the day that changed the life of Ellen Jean Mix forever.
Ellen had called 9-1-1 three times that morning, desperately trying to get EMS for her husband, Tim, who was having breathing problems at their Parc Rue home in Northwood. By the time help arrived 28 minutes later, Tim had stopped breathing. He was removed from life support two days later in the hospital as a result of brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen.
CDR John C. Hazlett, Commanding Officer, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC), Toledo, said that local Navy personnel are working to help create a museum for the City of Oregon and the Harbor View neighborhood.
Commander Hazlett says that on Sunday afternoon approximately a dozen Navy Seabees volunteered to help restore a former church located at 2083 Autokee Street into a museum. The museum will serve not only Harbor View, but the entire Oregon community.
The Harbor View Historical Society and Museum is the former Harbor View Missionary Baptist Church.
Amidst roughly 800 people, Cardinal Stritch High School celebrated an important milestone last Thursday, commemorating its 50th year in existence as an educational institution in addition to celebrating the first anniversary of Kateri Catholic Academy.
The 10 a.m. Mass was led by Bishop Leonard P. Blair at the school gymnasium to commemorate the event, and remarks were made by President Eric Schild who spoke about the school, its accomplishments and its vision for the future. Entertainment was also provided by Reverend Jeff McBeth and people were given a tour of the facilities when the event commenced, just before lunch was served.
Oregon City Council approved a three year contract with the Oregon Police Command Officers/Fraternal Order of Police, and the Ohio Labor Council at a meeting last week.
“This is the first in a step of labor agreements we will be dealing with this year,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said to council. “It is important to note that in a time when we are trying to hold the line on expenses, both sides did a good job in recognizing the fiscal challenges facing the region, and agreed to a labor agreement with no wage increases the first year and wage reopeners in years one, two and three.”
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