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A year out, $60M bribery scandal felt in business, politics

By MARK GILLISPIE and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrests one year ago Wednesday of then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in connection with an alleged $60 million...

Utilities to refund customers fees from tainted energy bill

Three Ohio electric companies owned by Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. will refund money collected from a guaranteed revenue provision included in a tainted energy bill, according to an order issued on Wednesday by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Vegetation management for First Energy’s Met-Ed provided by massive flying saws

Maintaining proper clearances around transmission lines and electrical equipment is an important part of resiliency planning and preparation for utilities

FirstEnergy refunds $26M as nuclear bailout repeal is signed

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio electric company under scrutiny for its role in what federal authorities say was a $60 million bribery and corruption scheme...

FirstEnergy offering scholarships to train line and substations workers as part of D&I initiative

The Power Systems Institute (PSI), a FirstEnergy Corp. program to train the next generation of dedicated line and substation workers, is awarding up to 50 scholarships in 2021 to underrepresented candidates who reside in...

FirstEnergy subsidiary The Illuminating Company is making the grid in Ohio more resilient

As part of its plan to modernize its electric distribution system in Ohio, The Illuminating Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp said its completing electrical grid upgrades in eastern Cuyahoga County to limit the...