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Ohio can expect a big impact from power-plant standards unveiled Monday
Other noon headlines: School construction watchdog, execution, cancer research, angry falcon, cemetery dedication

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is supporting falcon breeding programs on tall buildings in cities across Ohio. But one mother bird in Akron attacked when workers disrupted her next.
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In The Region:
  • Obama is expected to beef up power plant standards
  • Watchdog in the dark on $1 billion Cleveland construction plans?
  • Phillips wants another execution delay
  • Ohio State and a mega cancer database
  • Angry mother falcon attacks ODNR workers in Akron
  • Akron cemetery is rededicate on its 175th anniversary
  • Obama is expected to beef up power plant standards
    President Obama is expected to unveil a new rule Monday to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants. He wants the rule to take effect by 2016.

    Obama will cite his authority under the Clean Air Act, but states that rely heavily on coal – such as Ohio – are expected to object and push for delays and compromises.

    About 70 percent of Ohio’s power comes from coal, and this week, the state lawmakers froze standards for two years that were supposed to move the state toward more renewable energy.

    Watchdog in the dark on $1 billion Cleveland construction plans?
    The commission that is supposed to keep an eye on the Cleveland schools’ $1 billion construction plan is holding an emergency meeting today over concerns that it hasn’t been included details of the district’s latest proposals. 

    The Plain Dealer is reporting that the Bond Accountability Commissionhasn't received construction proposals and supporting documents, and is learning much of what it knows from the media. 

    The issues are related to plans by the state’s second largest school district to close and realign some schools and build new ones. The district held the first of a series of open houses this week to present scenarios to the public before the school board votes on final plans at the end of June.


    Phillips wants another execution delay
    Ronald Phillips, the Akron man who had been scheduled to be executed this summer, is seeking another reprieve.

    Phillips had lost an earlier bid for a delay so he could donate a kidney to his mother. The state said then there wasn’t enough time.

    But that was when Philips’ execution was planned for July. A federal judge this week put a temporary hold on all executions in Ohio while he studies the state’s new procedures, and that has delayed Philips execution to September.

    Phillips was convicted for raping and killing a 3-year-old girl.

    Ohio State and a mega cancer database
    An Ohio State University cancer center has teamed with a Florida hospital to create what researchers say will be the largest known database of patients for research. According to the Columbus Dispatch, officials expect the effort will allow them to research tissue and clinical data from more than 100,000 patients.

    Angry mother falcon attacks ODNR workers in Akron
    Two state wildlife workers found themselves fending off an attacking mother falcon this week as they tried to band her two chicks from a nest on an Akron building. The Beacon Journal reports the attack drew blood on one of the workers, with the bird only calming back down when the chicks were returned to the nest.

    Akron cemetery is rededicate on its 175th anniversary
    An Akron cemetery that includes the graves of veterans from every American war is being rededicated today.

    The Glendale cemetery – knowns then as the Akron Rural Cemetery -- opened in 1839. The rededication ceremony today includes a Civil War funeral procession and period re-enactments.



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