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A judge has scheduled a hearing for the guilty plea by a nonprofit accused of funneling payments for an alleged $60 million Ohio bribery scheme.

Ohio Public Radio

Environmental advocacy groups have asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to expand their investigation of a bribery scandal to include an examination of the panel's former chair.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine faced swift criticism from consumer advocates Wednesday after he rejected the slate of candidates to replace the former top state utility regulator tainted by the 60 million dollar federal bribery investigation, and requested a new list.

A Franklin County  judge has blocked the collection of electric bill fees expected to be added  next year under the 1 billion dollar nuclear power plant bailout law at the center of a federal bribery probe.

Four Names Submitted As Replacement For PUCO Head

Dec 21, 2020

A nominating council has forwarded the names of four finalists to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to fill a seat on the powerful state utilities commission to replace its chair, who resigned after an FBI search of his German Village home.

mahoningmatters.com

A previously undisclosed document shows Ohio Governor Mike DeWine disregarded a last-minute plea from Republican insiders in selecting the utility regulator now under legal and financial scrutiny.

Statehouse News Bureau

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

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Akron-based FirstEnergy reported Thursday that some former executives improperly paid a firm tied to a future Ohio utility regulator 4 million dollars early last year to terminate “a purported consulting agreement” in place since 2013.

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.

Dan Konik

FBI agents this morning raided the Columbus home of the chair of the agency that regulates Ohio utilities.

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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. 

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. 

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The Ohio House committee holding hearings on a potential repeal of the state's nuclear power plant bailout law heard testimony from the leader of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, who was accused of having a conflict of interest in the case. 

Ohio's consumer watchdog wants a regulatory agency to investigate whether the state's largest electric utility used customer money to fund an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio's most powerful politicians. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Senate is now considering the House-passed two year state budget proposal.

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Some environmental groups are opposing Governor Mike DeWine's appointment of a new chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. 

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Diverse groups are teaming up to support construction of Ohio's largest solar farm.  

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved an agreement returning proceeds of the federal tax cut to customers of Columbus-based American Electric Power. 

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says a 13th area code will be added to western and southern portions of the state. 

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has rejected legal arguments by the state's four electric utilities seeking to avoid returning proceeds from the federal tax cut to customers through rate reductions. 

Andy Chow

Corporations are seeing big savings as the effects of the large federal tax cut take place.

prnewswire.com

Former Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chair Todd Snitchler has been hired by the Koch Brothers.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has rejected appeals of an earlier decision allowing Akron-based FirstEnergy to raise customer rates for three years to improve its electricity distribution grid.

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Duke Energy and Columbus-based American Electric Power want to increase their monthly fixed charge that is paid before the meter starts running.

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The German Village Society is asking the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to stop Columbia Gas from moving gas meters from the inside to the outside of 16 hundred buildings.

Ohio Public Radio

State energy regulators are considering a new plan from Columbus-based American Electric Power that would allow the utility to increase rates for customers.

aepohio.com

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio earlier this week approved the second phase of Columbus-based American Electric Power's plan to install smart meters across most of its service territory.

law.capital.edu

An Ohio Senate panel has rejected the governor's pick for a seat on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 37 thousand 500 dollar payment to an Upper Arlington couple whose home was damaged by a natural gas leak and house explosion in March of last year.

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Consumer groups are appealing the Public Utility Commission of Ohio's decision to increase rates to guaranteed profits for Akron-based FirstEnergy's coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

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