Monday Jul 21
The BIG One
Soap Box Derby underway
It's Derby Week in Akron. The 77th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby kicks off today with the annual Parade of Champions through downtown Akron.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
FirstEnergy uses helicopter and specialized line crew to string new power lines
Peering up about 110 feet of a steel transmission tower, Doug Colafella, FirstEnergy's communication consultant, says, "you couldn't pay me enough to do that," as he watches the company's specialized line crew work in concert with a helicopter stringing a new 345 kilovolt power line through Ravenna.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Boxtrolls characters coming to Soap Box Derby
The official word: America's iconic FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby holds its 77th annual World Championship finals at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, July 26th - and characters from the Boxtrolls movie will be joining the fun, even racing down the track in their own custom-built car.
Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure; receiver is named to manage the property
Foreclosure proceedings began remains open for business, unlike Rolling Acres, which also is in foreclosure.
FirstEnergy efficiency program details are sealed at the PUCO and should be public, say environmentalists who helped develop them
FirstEnergy has refused to make public the complete details of its energy efficiency programs, prompting two environmental groups, which have seen the details but cannot legally reveal them, to petition the PUCO to order FirstEnergy to unseal documents it filed with the agency about the programs.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Brick stack go up in smoke
With the push of a button detonating 86 pounds of dynamite, two brick smokestacks remaining from a long-closed East Toledo power plant crashed to the ground Wednesday.
Now Open: Fowl & Fodder
It's an up-and-coming restaurant giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "local fare."
Former steam plant smokestacks imploded
It took just sixteen seconds for two smokestacks to be reduced to rubble just after 12:30pm on Wednesday.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Toledo firefighter injured battling house fire
A Toledo firefighter was taken to the hospital with burns after battling a house fire Tuesday afternoon.
Now Open: Ka'Bloom Flowers & Gifts
It's a new shop delivering plenty of natural beauty. Ka'Bloom Flower and Gifts is the newest business to open in downtown Sylvania.
Marina District smoke stacks set for demolition
A major change to the landscape of the Marina District is coming. Two of the three smoke stacks on the east side are set to come down and in dramatic fashion.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest gets grant from Jersey Central
The Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival is a high-energy affair. And it's just gotten some turbo-charging from Jersey Central Power & Light's parent company, FirstEnergy, which has made a $5,000 grant to the Morristown Partnership to support the show on Aug. 16, 2014.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Southern Company: A Defensive Utility Stock
Utility companies in the U.S. have been undertaking initiatives to increase their regulated business exposure and incurring capital investments to optimize their power generating fleets.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Electric Energy Online
Potomac Edison Summer Storm Update
Potomac Edison, a FirstEnergy Corp. utility, continues an aggressive effort to restore power to customers in Maryland and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia following the summer storm that downed trees and wires in the region beginning last night .
Met-Ed has 'all hands on deck,' aims to have all power back ...
About 8:45 Tuesday evening, what Met-Ed calls a Level 3 Storm struck the Lehigh Valley, with winds in excess of 50 mph, significant tree damage and lightning strikes.
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Hundreds in Franklin County still without power following storm
Crews are still cleaning up in the 2000 block of New Franklin Rd. following last night's storm.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Thousands left without power after storm
Thousands of people throughout the Eastern Panhandle were left without power following Tuesday's severe thunderstorm, and a power company spokesperson says it could take days to fully restore electricity to all affected customers.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
FirstEnergy choppers over Rt. 14, chief warns
A helicopter is flying low along power lines in the city, and Police Chief Tim Gladis is urging drivers to use caution while traveling on state Route 14. The helicopter is part of a roughly $900 million FirstEnergy initiative to improve service reliability, with the local portion of work being the Glenwillow-Bruce Mansfield project that will ... (more)
Public schools file complaint against FirstEnergy over polar vortex charge
FirstEnergy racked up higher costs during the bitter cold that gripped much of the country this past winter, and wants to charge customers to recoup some of the money.
Electric Energy Online
FirstEnergy Energizes New Transmission Line and Substation in West...
FirstEnergy Corp. has completed a new transmission line and substation in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, to help enhance service reliability for West Penn Power customers in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler and Westmoreland counties.