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First Energy electric grid modernization charge improperly imposed

Since 2017, FirstEnergy Companies’ customers have been paying an extra $168 million to $204 million per year through a rider intended to incentivize the companies to modernize their energy-distribution systems. Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) improperly authorized tho ... (full story)


Modification of wind farm permit not subject to stricter location standards

The Ohio Power Siting Board was authorized to allow a proposed 25-turbine wind farm in Huron County to change the model of turbines it will use without subjecting the facility to stricter turbine setback requirements imposed by state lawmakers after the windfarm’s original certification, the Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled.< ... (full story)


Hiker rescued from Mt. Washington may have to foot the bill

Hiker rescued from Mt. Washington may have to foot the bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An 80-year-old hiker who was rescued trying to reach the summit of Mount Washington could end up footing the bill for the emergency services, New Hampshire officials said Tuesday, amid efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of the popular tourist destination.
Authorities may even file criminal cha ... (full story)


$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case

$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder.
At least 29 wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System and ... (full story)


Burning river' loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

Burning river' loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River's most famous fire, a plucky new generation of Cleveland artists and entrepreneurs has turned the old jokes into inspiration and forged decades of embarrassment into a fiery brand of local pride.
"Everybody knows Cuyahoga County for the burning river. That happened ... (full story)