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Connie Pillich and Rich Cordray
Dan Konik / Statehouse News

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Feb. 15:

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

 

Big changes are coming to one of Akron’s largest employers. FirstEnergy may soon separate itself from its power generating business. Chief Financial Officer, Jim Pearson talks about what’s ahead.

 

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FIRSTENERGY

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 10:

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OHIO SENATE

Leaders in the House and Senate are on the brink of approving a provision that would allow power companies to add another fee to your electric bill. The idea is to boost the utilities’ credit ratings.

The line item in the budget would give the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio the authority to allow price hikes in order to raise a utility’s credit rating.

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AEP

 State officials, utilities and other groups have worked on deregulating the energy market in Ohio for more than a decade. Now two major utility companies want to go back toward re-regulation after the feds nixed their temporary rate-hike plan.

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