Land dispute holding up second Lordstown power plant - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Land dispute holding up second Lordstown power plant

Posted: Updated:
LORDSTOWN, Ohio -

The vision was for two power plants right next to each other in Lordstown. While the first facility, known as the Lordstown plant, is deep into construction, the future of the second "Trumbull" plant is being decided in court.

"I'm hopeful that we get resolved of this sooner than later. It's been going on for four or five months," said Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill.

Hill said the majority owner of the Lordstown plant wants to keep some of the lands the Trumbull project was planning on using.

"Without the land that we would have rights to, it would basically kill the Trumbull project," said Bill Siderewicz, president of Clean Energy Future LLC, the company that plans to build the second plant.

In court today, a representative from Sargent and Lundy, the engineering firm for the owners of the first plant, said none of the 22 items they want space for are needed for the Lordstown plant to operate. Still, there are cost concerns involved and wetlands to plan around.

This dispute has forced Siderewicz to consider fallback options for his power plant, which he says could have a $10 billion ripple effect in the region.

"We have looked at alternative sites just in case we do not prevail as we believe we would, so yes we do have plan B's in effect," said Siderewicz.

No guarantee, though, that Plan B would be in Lordstown; putting a project that could potentially bring up to 900 construction jobs to town on hold until a decision is made.

Attorneys for the Lordstown plant's parent company, CEF-L, declined to comment on Thursday.

The two sides will be back in court on Tuesday.
 

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

    Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

    Monday, December 10 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-12-10 18:27:13 GMT

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    More >>

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    More >>
  • Two local businesses ensure 1K meals to help fundraising after fire tragedy

    Two local businesses ensure 1K meals to help fundraising after fire tragedy

    Friday, December 14 2018 11:36 AM EST2018-12-14 16:36:29 GMT

    After learning of the devastating and tragic fire that claimed the lives of 5 local children on Parkcliffe Ave, a local behavioral health agency wasted no time finding ways to help.  In collaboration with local business Gia Russa Italian Foods, The Red Zone is donating 1,000 meals during fundraising efforts for the family. The Red Zone and Gia Russa Italian Foods say they will ensure that 1,000 meals will be served, including spaghetti and meatballs with cheese, salad, bread an...

    More >>

    After learning of the devastating and tragic fire that claimed the lives of 5 local children on Parkcliffe Ave, a local behavioral health agency wasted no time finding ways to help.  In collaboration with local business Gia Russa Italian Foods, The Red Zone is donating 1,000 meals during fundraising efforts for the family. The Red Zone and Gia Russa Italian Foods say they will ensure that 1,000 meals will be served, including spaghetti and meatballs with cheese, salad, bread an...

    More >>
  • Youngstown woman indicted for allegedly assaulting mentally disabled man

    Youngstown woman indicted for allegedly assaulting mentally disabled man

    Friday, December 14 2018 11:26 AM EST2018-12-14 16:26:31 GMT
    A Youngstown woman was indicted on Thursday after allegedly assaulting a resident at her workplace. 20-year-old Gloreece Potter, an employee of Gateways for Better Living, was arrested back in October. Police say that she punched a 33-year-old male resident in the eye who was giving her a hard time.  According to officials, the resident has developmental and psychiatric issues. Other employees of Gateways for Better Living told police that the resident was having an 'outburst...More >>
    A Youngstown woman was indicted on Thursday after allegedly assaulting a resident at her workplace. 20-year-old Gloreece Potter, an employee of Gateways for Better Living, was arrested back in October. Police say that she punched a 33-year-old male resident in the eye who was giving her a hard time.  According to officials, the resident has developmental and psychiatric issues. Other employees of Gateways for Better Living told police that the resident was having an 'outburst...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms