News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Metro RTA

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


FirstEnergy plans new power line across Northeast Ohio
High-voltage line designed to fill void left by closing of power plants
by WKSU's JASEN SOKOL


Reporter
Jasen Sokol
 
This map shows the preferred and alternate routes for the new high-voltage power line
Courtesy of FirstEnergy
Download (WKSU Only)

FirstEnergy is planning a new high-voltage power line that will cut across Northeast Ohio from Cleveland to western Pennsylvania.

The company will hold public meetings across the region this week to discuss the 184 million dollar project.

It’s expected to increase the amount of electricity that can pass through the grid in Northeast Ohio and help fill the void created by the closing of several coal-fired power plants that won’t be able to meet the air pollution standards that take effect in 2015.

FirstEnergy will need to rebuild some towers in Mahoning, Trumbull, Portage, and Summit Counties.

Spokesman Mark Durbin says FirstEnergy had to do its homework before settling on preferred and alternate routes for the line.

First Energy spokesman Mark Durbin on planning the new power line

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:12)


He says those impacts include everything from cutting trees to avoiding Native American burial grounds

FirstEnergy will hold three public meetings in the region this week to discuss the project:

  • Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, 7300 North Palmyra Rd., Canfield
  • Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Maplewood Career Center, 7075 State Route 88, Ravenna
  • Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Nordonia High School cafeteria, 8006 S. Bedford Rd., Macedonia
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

State creates panel to look at Ohio charter school sponsors
It is more than disturbing that charter schools, which seemed like a good idea years ago, have begun to cripple public school education.

DEVO mural in Akron is now on display downtown
The installation is not at the former site of Chili Dog Mac. CDM was one block north on the other side of Main St.

New report shows growth in white collar jobs for Northeast Ohio
Unfortunately, there are fewer jobs in comparison to the number of professionals applying for them. I have been had a full time job since June 2012. In order to...

Advocacy group: Ohio could lead in clean energy
Ohio Legislators, You are supposed to be our leaders but you're not taking us where we want to go - where we need to go!

Campaign for and against marijuana legalization begins
Cannabis legalization needs to happen as soon as possible! But not if it gives monopolies to a selected few to grow and sell the herb. Responsible Ohio's mono...

Heinen's in downtown Cleveland sponsors a contest for food entrepreneurs
Love that this took place right here! What a way to support local. Thank you Heinens! Love this quote, as a small local biz, I agree, it's big!! "To be a small...

Pluto: How the Indians' blockbuster deal went bust
Terry, As a long time reader of yours I am generally on the same page - and we're also about the same age. Anyway, like many, I am dismayed at the greedy and en...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University