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Sam Randazzo, former PUCO Chair, on "The State of Ohio"

Sam Randazzo Resigns As PUCO Chair To Avoid Being A ‘Distraction’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s top utilities regulations official has resigned just days after FBI agents searched his home in an early morning raid. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) announced the departure of PUCO Chair Sam Randazzo, thanking him for his service. Along with the FBI raid, FirstEnergy filed an SEC report Thursday saying former… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Deflects Questions On Public Utility Official Searched By FBI

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has deflected questions regarding an FBI search of the Columbus home of the the state’s top utility regulator. DeWine at a coronavirus briefing on Tuesday said “we’re waiting for additional information” about the search of the residence of Sam Randazzo, a longtime utility attorney and lobbyist DeWine… Read More

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder

Ohio House Speaker Charged With Racketeering Conspiracy In Nuclear Bailout

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(UPDATED AT 5:30 p.m.) COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Federal officials on Tuesday unraveled details of a years-long conspiracy involving Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, who prosecutors say headed a scheme that funneled $60 million in bribes through a dark money group in order to pass a billion-dollar bailout for Ohio’s nuclear power plants. As laid out in… Read More

WOUB Digital

FBI Seeks Help Finding ‘Buckeye Bandit’ Serial Bank Robber

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The FBI and local police are asking for help identifying a suspect in up to 20 bank robberies in central Ohio who they’ve dubbed the “Buckeye Bandit.” Authorities planned a Friday morning briefing on the history of the case and developments in the robberies that happened between 2013 and this year. Investigators say the individual… Read More