The Ohio Senate will likely pass a bill on Wednesday that will create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors, according to analysts and those watching the legislation.
After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress - including almost half the Ohio delegation in the House - have openly criticized President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks on four Democratic lawmakers.
A female daycare owner convicted of abusing children, some sexually, was given a slap on the wrist Monday by an Ohio judge — who ordered her to spend just 30 days in jail as part of a reported plea deal. Kimberly Hignite, of Grove City, had been accused of abusing at least five children while...
U.S. electric generator LS Power said on
Monday it would be forced to terminate development of an
expansion of its Troy gas-fired power plant in Ohio if the state
passes legislation to subsidize nuclear energy.
There are two nuclear reactors in Ohio - Davis Besse and
Perry. The plants' owner, FirstEnergy Solutions, said it would
shut the money-losing reactors in 2020 and 2021 unless the state
provides some financial assistance to keep them operating.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rolled through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan last week on a bus emblazoned with "He broke it, we'll fix it," as part of a campaign tour highlighting what she called President Donald Trump's "broken promises" to the region.
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