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State watchdog seeks probe of utility tied to bribery scheme

Mark Gillispie, AP September 9, 2020

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's consumer watchdog has asked a regulatory agency to conduct an independent investigation of the state's largest electric utility, FirstEnergy Corp., that federal authorities have...

This Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 file photo shows Ohio State Representative Larry Householder (R), of District 72, stands at the head of a legislative session as Speaker of the House, in Columbus. FBI agents were at the farm of Householder on Tuesday morning, hours ahead of a planned announcement of a $60 million bribe investigation by federal prosecutors. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Ohio House speaker, 4 others arrested in $60M bribery case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful Republican speaker of the Ohio House and four other people were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery investigation, a person briefed on the matter said,...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine passed an executive order Jan. 22 to reinstate funding after pandemic cuts.

New pressure on Ohio governor, once hailed for virus action

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Early during the coronavirus outbreak, Ohio's Republican governor appeared prophetic with his decisive steps to ban spectators from a sports expo, shut down all schools before any...

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