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2010-06-21 14:56:00

AKRON, Ohio, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced today plans to accelerate the replacement of the reactor head at the company's Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. FENOC plans to shut down the 908-megawatt unit in the fall of 2011 to install the new reactor head. The project was originally scheduled for 2014. Davis-Besse is currently preparing for restart following a...

2010-06-04 11:05:00

OAK HARBOR, Ohio, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station officials told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during a public meeting last night in Port Clinton, Ohio, that modifications to the reactor head control rod drive mechanism nozzles are complete and the plant will be ready to return to safe and reliable operations in July. Modifications of 24 of the 69 nozzles having small cracks were completed during the past two months using industry-proven methods,...

2010-03-15 05:49:00

OAK HARBOR, Ohio, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A planned refueling outage underway at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, will include repair work on several control rod nozzles that penetrate the reactor head vessel. Sophisticated ultrasonic inspections conducted over the past several days on 49 of the 69 nozzles detected indications in 12 of them. Further inspections will take place throughout the week. "Safety is our number-one goal, and we are committed...

2009-06-23 09:00:00

Miller Boat Line Introduces New Coupon Page for 2009 Summer Travel Season PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The economy has some people rethinking their summer travel plans and opting to vacation closer to home this year. Luckily, a summer island getaway that doesn't break the bank is possible when visiting Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island, Ohio. "Many people may not know they don't have to travel far or spend a ton for a great vacation experience," said Julene Market, marketing...

2009-06-11 10:07:00

AKRON, Ohio, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Employees of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, recently established a new FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) safety record by working more than 10.2 million hours, or nearly six years, without an injury that resulted in a missed day of work. The previous record of 10.1 million hours was set by employees of the company's Perry Nuclear Power Plant in 2005. "This important accomplishment can be attributed to the...

2009-05-28 14:19:00

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The down economy can put a damper on most summer vacation plans, but the good news is a budget-friendly vacation that everyone can enjoy is possible. Put-in-Bay is the perfect summer getaway where vacationers can enjoy an island resort community without the hassle or cost of airfare. Additionally, Miller Boat Line has introduced an online coupon page at www.MillerFerry.com, where visitors can find discounts for lodging, dining and plenty of fun island...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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