Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio held a public hearing Tuesday on a rate increase request by American Electric Power. The company wants to raise electric rates 45 percent over the next 3 years.
Many people at some point in their life have been a tenant, whether it was renting an apartment, townhouse or single family home. And for most, it’s understood, and in the lease, that if you fall behind on rent there’s a risk of eviction. But what about eviction for being behind on you power bill? WOSU spoke to one Columbus women who has had this happen to her.
The Ohio House has overwhelmingly approved a compromise long-term energy plan after adding changes designed to keep customers’ bills down.
A highly-complex debate continues in the Ohio legislature over whether to continue regulation of electricity rates.
Ohio legislators are trying to answer what could be a multi-billion dollar question: should electric companies be ordered to get at least 25% of their power from so-called advanced sources by the year 2025 and what should those alternative sources be? The House committee held a session today that included some widely divergent views and a bit of guerilla theater.
Hot weather in the midwest and mid-atlantic region during the summer and early fall helped one of the nation’s largest utilities post bigger profits for the past three months.
A proposal Governor Strickland says getting a key endorsement from some strange political bedfellows is necessary to prevent Ohioans’ electric bills from soaring. That could help prod Ohio legislators to approve it, but the plan still faces questions from the electric companies.
Scrap copper prices today topped $3.50 per pound on the New York Mercantile Exchange. While the higher price can be good news for metal recyclers, its lead to problems for one of Columbus’ largest companies. Now,American Electric Power wants its customers to keep an eye out for metal thieves.
Electric bills are going up this month for thousands of Central Ohioans even as court dispute lingers between utilities and the Ohio Consumer Counsel. Monthly bills for Columbus SOuthern Power will increase $3, while Ohio Power customers will see $6 per-month increases.
Some 16,000 customers are still without power Monday afternoon following a fire at a neighborhood substation. The five a-m explosion and blaze caused an initial loss of power to more than 32,000 customers. AEP doesn’t expect complete restoration of service until Tuesday.