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FirstEnergy’s Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant, located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, shut down in November 2019.

Franklin County Judge Blocks Nuclear Bailout Fees From Kicking In

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — A Franklin County judge has granted a preliminary injuction that blocks the owner of Ohio’s two nuclear power plants from collecting fees as part of HB6, the controversial bailout law at the center of a federal racketeering investigation. At a hearing Monday, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Chris Brown… Read More

A gavel lays on top of money

Judge Denies Blackjewel’s Move to Liquidate

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(Ohio Valley ReSource) —  A federal bankruptcy judge has denied a petition from former Blackjewel coal executive Jeff Hoops to liquidate the company. The decision means the reorganization of the company will continue under Chapter 11 bankruptcy as former employees, creditors and state agencies seek to recover millions owed by the company. Hoops cited “permanent… Read More

Watchdog Report Finds Over-Prescription Of Opioids For Some Medicaid Patients

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(Ohio Valley ReSource) — A report from a federal oversight agency shows that over 4,000 patients in the Ohio Valley received high amounts of opioids in 2018 through Medicaid, potentially putting hundreds at risk of addiction and overdose. The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services focused the report on six Appalachian… Read More