Thursday morning, people living near the old Ohio Edison Generation Plant in Weathersfield may hear some explosions.

Township officials say demolition experts plan to use controlled explosives to take down the the former Ohio Edison Electric Generation Plant on Belmont Avenue.

The demolition of the building has been an ongoing process. In May of last year, explosives were used to topple a 400-foot-tall smokestack at the 67-year-old building. Then in March of this year, crews used explosives to remove two remaining smokestacks.

It's not clear how much of the building remains for demolition. The process will begin at about 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

Residents who hear the controlled explosion are told that there is no need to call 911.

According to the Niles Historical Society, the plant cost $35 million and was dedicated in 1954.

The plant burned 2,500 tons of coal each day to generate more than 200,000 kilowatts of electricity.