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FirstEnergy statements could support broad scope for PUCO-ordered audit

FirstEnergy statements could support broad scope for PUCO-ordered audit Evasive legal responses don’t say what happened after funds from ratepayers went into a money pool. by Kathiann M. Kowalski This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit Energy News Network. Please join our free mailing list or the … Continue reading

FirstEnergy fights against disclosing more details about alleged HB 6 bribery cases

FirstEnergy fights against disclosing more details about alleged HB 6 bribery cases Case filings and delay of possible nuclear bailout combine to block Ohioans from learning more before voting. This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit Energy News Network. Please join our free mailing list or the … Continue reading

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announces bus system redesign, opportunities for community feedback

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announces bus system redesign, opportunities for community feedback by Paige Bennett (Plain Press, November 2020) The Greater Cleveland RTA presented plans for redesigning its bus system before Cleveland City Council’s transportation committee Sept. 30, and now it’s giving riders the opportunity to give feedback in October and November. Joel Freilich, director of service management with … Continue reading

Ohio regulators decline to force FirstEnergy to hire an independent auditor

The order agrees that spending should be open to review but first requires the company to review itself. Ohio regulators decline to force FirstEnergy to hire an independent auditor The order agrees that spending should be open to review but first requires the company to review itself. by Kathiann M. Kowalski    This article provided by Eye … Continue reading

Inconsistent Ballot Application Data Leads to Undercount of Disenfranchised Voters

Inconsistent Ballot Application Data Leads to Undercount of Disenfranchised Voters by Rachel Dissell and Lucia Walinchus Eye on Ohio  (Plain Press, October 2020) Haley Belisle, a recent graduate of Ohio Northern University, was baffled this spring when the Hardin County Board of elections rejected her application to vote absentee in the state’s presidential primary.  The problem … Continue reading

Why did 77 Ohio prisoners die of COVID-19, but just 10 PA inmates? A look at how overcrowding and poor design contributed to two of the worst national outbreaks

Why did 77 Ohio prisoners die of COVID-19, but just 10 PA inmates?  A look at how overcrowding and poor design contributed to two of the worst national outbreaks by Cid Standifer and Brie Zeltner This article was provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join our free mailing … Continue reading

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout  This story is provided by Ideastream as part of special community coverage of COVID-19 and funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement. by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, August 2020)                  CLEVELAND, Ohio — State shutdown orders meant to prevent the spread of … Continue reading

HB 6 repeal would address only part of Ohio lawmakers’ recent actions to slow renewables But a complete repeal is needed as a minimum to undo the bill’s gutting of the clean energy standards, advocates say.

by Kathiann M. Kowalski This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit Energy News Network. Please join our free mailing list or the mailing list for Energy News as this helps us provide more public service reporting. (Plain Press, August 2020)     Both Republican … Continue reading

Ohio Supreme Court green lights fast-track process that gives homes to developers, but fails to compensate owners and taxpayers

Ohio Supreme Court green lights fast-track process that gives homes to developers, but fails to compensate owners and taxpayers In 2019, Taxpayers lost at least $11.25 million, While Homeowners and Banks lost up to $77 Million, But Title to Revamped Houses Remains Sound by Lucia Walinchus (Plain Press, July 2020)    This article provided by Eye … Continue reading

Ohio job seekers face uphill battle on uneven playing field

Ohio job seekers face uphill battle on uneven playing field COVID-19 exacerbates trends; Women and young workers hit particularly hard by Kevin Williams Graphics by Cid Standifer This public service journalism article provided by nonprofit nonpartisan Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism. (Plain Press, June 2020)   Carmine Ballard (prefers use of … Continue reading

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