From the monthly archives: June 2019

A 4-3 majority on the Ohio Supreme Court this week sided with consumers in striking down hundreds of millions in additional charges that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio had allowed FirstEnergy to assess Ohio families for the past two years.

Justice Sharon Kennedy, who is seeking re-election in 2020, sided with the minority on FirstEnergy’s side against consumers. This shocked exactly nobody, as the utility industry has given more than $50,000 in campaign contributions to Kennedy.

Ohio’s two new justices, Michael Donnelly and Melody Stewart, meanwhile, sided with consumers.

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COLUMBUS — The second volume of poetry from Columbus-based bestselling author Astone Jackson debuted at No. 1 for new releases in Amazon LGBTQ+ poetry over Pride Weekend in Columbus.

“This book really continues my journey, exploring love, heartbreak, and everything in between,” said Jackson. “It explores what’s happened in my life regarding my relationships and sexuality, so it was important to me to release it on Pride Weekend, and the response has just been amazing.”

Jackson’s second effort, “Hoping For The Best, Just Hoping Nothing Happens,” was released June 14 and is a follow-up to his first collection of poetry, […]

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On May Day, as our well-equipped coach navigated Peru’s sprawling capital, a teeming city of 13 million inhabitants, the 29 Americans on board were soaking up everything they could learn about this huge metropolis, one of the principal cities in South America. The fact that the first day of May is a national holiday in that country allowed us to observe the thousands in Lima who assembled to celebrate their history and culture as well as enjoy the wonderful weather.

But as our group peered through the windows of the tour bus and, later, walked through the crowds of Peruvians […]

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