Larry Householder

Jo Ingles

It’s been almost a year since former Speaker Larry Householder was indicted on federal bribery and racketeering charges  then was removed by the Ohio House from his leadership position. But he is still a member there, after being re-elected in November. Now, both Republicans and Democrats are making efforts to oust him from office. 


FirstEnergy executives say they're looking at entering an agreement with federal prosecutors that could avoid criminal charges related to the $61 million bribery investigation.

Thirteen elected Republicans in Licking County – in former Ohio Speaker Larry Householder’s district - have asked Householder's successor to remove him from office.

The federal prosecutor leading an investigation into a $60 million bribery probe at the Ohio Statehouse has announced his resignation.

Karen Kasler

There’s another plea deal in the federal corruption case involving Republican former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, the former chair of the Ohio Republican Party and a utility widely believed to be Akron-based FirstEnergy.

Dan Konik

The U.S. Attorney in charge of investigations into both a 61 million dollar bribery scandal involving the former Ohio House Speaker and corruption on Cincinnati City Council will be leaving that job. But Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator says those aren’t reasons to keep him in that office.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio's top utility regulator has resigned, days after FBI agents raided his German Village home.

Associated Press

During his Tuesday coronavirus press briefing, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine deflected questions about an FBI search of the Columbus home of the state’s top utility regulator.

The Associated Press reports President Trump has again carried Ohio, as he did four years ago.

Two of the five men charged in the federal corruption case involving the state's nuclear power plant bailout law have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.

The Cities of Columbus and Cincinnati are suing to block the state's nuclear  power plant bailout law at the center of a 60 million federal bribery probe from taking effect January 1st. 

Associated Press

Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost says he has filed a complaint with the state elections commission against former Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder.

Opponents the state's nuclear power plant bailout law recently held  a virtual rally seeking its repeal.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ordered Akron-based FirstEnergy, tied to an alleged 60 million bribery scheme, to show whether it spent customer money on passage of the now tainted nuclear power plant bailout law. 


The Ohio House has started hearings on a potential repeal of the state's nuclear power plant bailout law. A federal investigation alleges the bill is at the center of a corruption scheme involving Republican now former House Speaker Larry Householder.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of racketeering.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio House leaders have announced a new committee that will hold hearings on the potential repeal of the state's nuclear power plant bailout bill at the center of an alleged 60 million dollar bribery scheme.

Ohio Public Radio

While Ohio House members removed former Speaker Larry Householder amid a bribery scandal, the Republican remains an active member of the general assembly.

Not guilty pleas have been entered for four people following their indictment on a racketeering charge. 

Ohio Public Radio

Two new class-action lawsuits filed by Akron-based FirstEnergy shareholders claim they've been ripped off by company leaders.  

Ohio's Republican Secretary of State is backing legislative efforts to improve transparency regarding dark money groups.

Republican state lawmakers have chosen former Ohio Supreme Court Justice and current State Representative Bob Cupp as Ohio House speaker, replacing Larry Householder, who was ousted because of his indictment in an alleged 61 million dollar bribery scheme. 

Associated Press

Republican Larry Householder has been removed as speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives by a unanimous vote, after his arrest last week on a federal racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout law he pushed last year.

Ohio Public Radio

With revelations that dark money groups funneled money to Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder in order to orchestrate passage of the state's nuclear plant bailout bill last year, calls for a repeal have grown. 

Ohio Public Radio

State lawmakers are introducing bills that require more transparency when it comes to dark money groups in political campaigns.

Ohio Public Radio

Members of the Ohio House are preparing to pick a new Speaker for the second time in a little over two years, as they consider how to replace current leader Larry Householder, who’s facing a racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout law he pushed.

Ohio Public Radio

Akron-based FirstEnergy held an earnings call Friday, just days after federal agents subpoenaed the company as part of a racketeering investigation.

Associated Press

State lawmakers are drafting legislation to repeal the energy laws created through House Bill 6 that bailed out two nuclear power plants. 

Ohio Public Radio

After Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder's arrest this week, his future as speaker may be cloudy - though he hasn't said clearly if he will resign. 

Ohio Public Radio

Calls are increasing for Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder to resign following his arrest on bribery and racketeering charges.