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A coalition of environmental groups has vowed to continue opposing the Davis-Besse power station after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision last week to renew the station’s operating license for another 20 years.

The renewed license authorizes the plant to operate through April 22, 2037. First Energy Nuclear Operating Co. filed an application in 2010 for renewal. The plant’s original license was set to expire in April 2017.

The NRC issued a safety evaluation report in September 2013 followed by a supplement in August of this year. A supplemental environmental impact statement was issued in April.

Hunters checked 73,399 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2015 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

By comparison, last year’s deer harvest was 65,484 deer. During the 2013 deer-gun season, 75,408 deer were checked.

As of last week for the 2015 deer hunting seasons, hunters checked 152,554 deer.

Last year at this same time, hunters had harvested a total of 148,821 deer. Given that the year-to-date harvest is only slightly higher, the significant increase in this year’s deer-gun season can most likely be attributed to better weather conditions compared to the 2014 deer-gun season, according to the ODNR.

Liquor valued at $499 was reported stolen Nov. 28 from the Woodbury Market in Millbury.

Video from the store’s security cameras show a white male with red hair and beard enter the front door and walk to the rear of the liquor isle and put a bottle into the pocket of his gray sweatshirt. He then walks to the counter and then out the front door.

Once again the building that housed the former Millbury Elementary School appears to be headed for sale.

Jerry O’Reilly, who purchased the building at auction in 2008 from the Lake Board of Education for $45,100, said last week he’s been moving items to a larger building in downtown Toledo.

O’Reilly had operated an electronics store in the kitchen area of a newer section of the building but said he’s grown frustrated with zoning disputes with the Village of Millbury and has decided to vacate the building.

Meanwhile, a non-profit organization formed in 1996 to preserve the building after the school board decided to consolidate district operations on the Lemoyne Road campus, has filed a notice with the Ohio Secretary of State to dissolve.

Last year, two railroad overpasses over the CSX and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks on Wales Road were completed. The $11.2 million project effectively eliminated two railroad crossings to open up traffic that was frequently delayed by trains. Yet there is another set of tracks on Wales that is blocking traffic.

“The third set of tracks is becoming a problem, with trains blocking the tracks during the day, especially at specific times,” said Northwood Councilwoman Connie Hughes at a recent council meeting. She noted that school buses are getting blocked in the mornings while transporting students to school, and in the afternoons on the way back.

“We’ve had a lot of residents complain about it,” she said. “It just seems to be getting more prevalent, and I think we need to talk to the railroad. I just don’t understand why they can’t work with us and unblock those tracks during specific times of the day.”

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