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April Laissle / WYSO

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio school district plans a series of forums to discuss safety and other concerns in the aftermath of last week's cafeteria shooting.

Madison Local Schools near Middletown says it will meet with groups including law enforcement and emergency responders. It begins forums on safety, security and support in schools this Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Parents and guardians are invited to participate and share their thoughts and ideas.

NTE Energy

Plans for a new natural gas-fired power plant have been announced in Middletown. The plant would employ 300-400 people for about three years of construction, and 25-30 when it is up and running in 2018.

Middletown is part of a statewide trend towards natural gas and away from coal. From November 2012 to November 2013, energy generated from natural gas in Ohio increased 16 percent, in part because natural gas prices have become competitive with Appalachian coal.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 25, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews John Snotty, a former serviceman now employed as a civilian at Wright Patterson Air-Force Base  about the end of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

-Jerry interviews Deborah Schultz, founder of Middfest International in Middletown about this year's event.

-An except of Juliet Fromholt's interview with local band Magic Jackson from Kaleidsoscope