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Akron offers holiday moratorium on water disconnects
Other headlines: 1,000 fracking permits issued, many more to come; Wind industry remains strong in Ohio
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Jeff St. Clair
 
  • 1,000 fracking permits issued, many more to come
  • Wind industry remains strong in Ohio
  • Athens officials apologize for fracking protest drill
  • Broadcasters launch Cleveland's first Spanish language station
  • Akron offers holiday moratorium on water disconnects
    The Mayor of Akron is promising residents that the city will not shut off water service over the holidays even for people behind in their bills.

    A memo from Mayor Don Plusquellic directs the water department to halt planned disconnections starting Monday through January 1st.

    The annual moratorium covers Akron’s 85,000 water customers in Summit County.

     
    1,000 fracking permits issued, many more to come
    Ohio has passed the 1,000 mark in the number of permits issued to drillers in the Utica shale formation since 2009.  551 permits were issued this year.  Currently 677 fracking wells have been drilled in Ohio.

    Columbus Business First reports the 1,000th permit is an important milestone for the oil and gas industry because it indicates companies are increasingly investing in the resource.

    Energy analysts predict the next two years will see that production number take off over the next two years.


    Wind industry remains strong in Ohio
    A new report says wind energy is a growing source of power in Ohio.  According to Environment Ohio wind energy is now provides nearly 990,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity in the state, enough to power around 37,000 homes per year. 

    Environmentalists say the industry could add an additional 900,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) in the next five years.

    Ohio ranks 25th in the U.S. in wind production.

    Athens officials apologize for fracking protest drill
    Officials in southeast Ohio are apologizing for the scenario they used for an emergency-responder drill that offended some people.

    The Athens County Emergency Management Agency used a scenario involving a fake anti-fracking extremist group in a training exercise.

    The apology was issued after a member of the Athens County Fracking Action Network complained to county commissioners.

    The written mea culpa said "the scenario caused distress to people who have spent countless hours striving to protect the environment and our citizens."


    Broadcasters launch Cleveland's first Spanish language station
    Cleveland will have a 24 hour Spanish language radio station for the first time starting January 1st.

    The Plain Dealer reports a group of local broadcasters and a Cincinnati company will debut La Mega 87.7 fm at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day.

    The low power station currently carries alternative rock.

    The Cleveland area is home to approximately 70,000 people of Hispanic descent.

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