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Northeast Ohio opens its newest park, with a focus on watershed
Other noon news headlines: Farm bill, Perry leak, Baerga, Hart and the Indians together again

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  • Northeast Ohio's newest park
  • Farm bill's next step?
  • Perry restarts
  • Baerga and Hart inducted into Indians HOF
  • Northeast Ohio's newest park
    Cleveland Metroparks is opening the newest of its parks – the Watershed Stewardship Center --  in Parma today. The center was developed through a partnership of the Metroparks, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and the West Creek Conservancy and includes a state-of-the-art topographic map, living roof and storm-water management projects. Metroparks expects it to be used by planners, developers and architects as well as the public.

    Farm bill's next step?
    The collapse of the $940 billion farm bill in the U.S. House has one of its biggest backers in the Senate – Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown – calling on Ohioans to make his case.

    The bill – which includes everything from farm subsidies to food stamps – passed the Senate on a bipartisan vote.

    But it fell apart this week in the House, where Republican members called for deeper cuts in food stamps than the Senate version. This, notes Brown, came despite support for the bill from fellow Ohioans and House Speaker John Boehner.       

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    “My guess is that farmers around Ohio, people that understand that one out of seven jobs in ours state –  …  are dependent on food and agriculture that they push Congress to do the right thing, And I hope John  Boehner can show he’s speaking of the House of Representatives and not just speaker of the Republican Party.”

    But Republicans say it was Democratic leadership in the House that failed to deliver on promised votes to pass the bill.

    Perry restarts
    The Perry nuclear power plant has restarted after a shutdown that began early Sunday to repair a leak of radioactive steam. The Plain Dealer is reporting that the steam sprang from a weld in a pipe in the concrete cylinder that surrounds the reactor.

    Perry is northeast of Cleveland along Lake Erie, one of two commercial nuclear power plants run by Akron-based First Energy.

    Baerga and Hart inducted into Indians HOF 
    Carlos Baerga and John Hart – two keys to the powerhouse Indians teams of the 1990s, will be inducted this weekend into the Indians Hall of Fame.

    Baerga was a second baseman who played with the Indians for eight years and hit .299. Hart was the scout who helped engineer the trade that brought Baerga and catcher Sandy Alomar to the team in 1989, and then went on to become general manager during a time the team dominated the American League Central Division and played in two World Series.

    Listener Comments:

    Senstor Brown is not representing the people of Ohio. He is representing whatever lines his pockets. He is representing Obama. He is representing Democrats only. He took an oath
    To preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, so help him God. Well, he is not keeping his promise or doing his job. Ohioans need to throw him and all anti-Americans, no matter what party, out of the Congress.

    Posted by: Carole (Geauga County) on June 24, 2013 12:06PM
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