Jack Thompson

Davis Besse
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally misidentified the superintendent of Perry local Schools.  

FirstEnergy says it’s starting the process of shutting down its two nuclear power plants in northern Ohio, saying it can’t compete with lower natural gas prices. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports the company says it’s willing to work with lawmakers to find ways to keep them operating.

Perry Nuclear Plant east of Cleveland
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Supporters of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant are holding a rally tomorrow (Saturday) in an attempt to keep the plant operating.

FirstEnergy has been looking to get out of the nuclear power generating business because of competition from newer and cheaper natural gas plants.