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Regulators ponder future of Davis-Besse nuclear plant
Other headlines: Winter road salt costs top $117 million; Chardon gunman appeals life sentence

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  • Winter road salt costs top $117 million
  • Chardon gunman appeals life sentence
  • Accomplice faces life sentence in Akron shooting
  • Regulators ponder future of Davis-Besse nuclear plant
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding two meetings at Camp Perry today that are expected to be the public’s last chance to weigh in on renewal of the license for the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant.

    The commission is taking comment on a nearly 700-page report about the environmental impact of allowing the troubled reactor to operate for another 20 years. The preliminary report leans in favor of renewal, saying – quote – “the adverse environmental impacts … are not great enough” to deny renewal.

    The agency has already signed off on a safety evaluation of the reactor, which opened on the shore of Lake Erie in 1977.

    Winter road salt costs top $117 million
    Ohio officials have approved spending another $2 million on road salt to replenish supplies used during the long, snowy winter.

    The state Controlling Board on Monday granted the request from the Ohio Department of Transportation was for more than $2 million to buy about 30,000 tons of salt from Cargill and Morton Salt companies.

    The transportation department has had to go before the board repeatedly this winter to request money for more salt.

    The agency has used more than 1 million tons of salt this winter at a cost of nearly $117 million.

    Chardon gunman appeals life sentence
    The age of a teen gunman in a school shooting two years ago in northeastern Ohio is at the center of an appeal over his life sentences.

    T.J. Lane's defense attorneys and prosecutors will go before an appeals court Wednesday.

    They're expected to debate whether Lane, who was 17 at the time of the shooting rampage that left three dead, can be sentenced to life without chance of parole.

    Lane received three life sentences for killing three students in a cafeteria at Chardon High School two years ago.

    Prosecutors say Lane gave up his right to his sentencing when he voluntarily pleaded guilty. His lawyers are citing other court decisions in their appeal.

    Accomplice faces life sentence in Akron shooting
    An Akron man is facing a life prison sentence after being convicted in the killing of a former high school football star during a robbery.

    Tony Deon Gray Jr. was convicted of murder and other crimes on Monday in Summit County. He'll face life without possibility of parole for 18 years when he's sentenced Friday.

    The Akron Beacon Journal reports former Ellet High School football star Paris Wicks II was fatally shot behind a store in August when he attempted to help a friend and former teammate who was being robbed at gunpoint.

    Gray is the first of four defendants to stand trial in the case. He was not the shooter, but prosecutors convinced jurors that he was complicit in the murder by helping the shooter leave the scene.


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