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 General

Knight Foundation


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
Science and Technology


FirstEnergy planning new substations and power lines
Proposed substations and power lines will cross through Stark, Carroll and Jefferson counties.
Story by JON REISDORF


 

Akron-based FirstEnergy is planning to put new power lines and two substations through Stark, Jefferson and Carroll counties.

This is the latest project of FirstEnergy’s initiative to reinforce the power grid and ensure reliable service as the company closes many coal-fired plants that will not meet new emissions regulations in 2015.

The power lines between the proposed substation south of Massillon in Stark County and one in Toronto, Ohio are yet to be approved.

Four meetings are scheduled in some of the towns that will be affected by the construction. First Energy Spokesman Mark Durbin says the meetings, required by the Ohio Power Siting Board, are necessary for the approval of the project.

Durbin on the propose of the meetings

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:22)


(Click image for larger view.)

Once approved, FirstEnergy plans to begin construction during the second half of 2013. The substations and power lines are planned to be in service within the next five years. 

All of the meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and are expected to last two hours. 

• Sept. 24 at the Knox Township Volunteer Fire Department, Toronto;

• Sept. 25 at the Carrollton High School Cafeteria, 252 Third St. NE;

• Sept. 26 at Fairless High School, 11885 Navarre Rd. SW, Sugar Creek Township; and

• Sept. 27 at Chippewa High School, 100 Valley View Rd., Doylestown.

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

Ohio survey shows low-income people are choosing phones over food
Where is this study published? no sign of it on google scholar. is there a cite

The Akron Sound rocks the porches
fabulous group interview! you covered so much in so little time. wish i could be there for porch rockr.

Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
when Kasich's mouth is open , he's lying. Look what he did at Lehmans brothers and then lied about it all during the campaign. If a GOP didn't lie, he or she ...

Canton's Basilica of St. John absorbs news of the pope at morning Mass
Hello Chris,Marina,and Patrice, I just read this article and you all look great. I'm on facebook Jean Dutcher in blue and white stripped blouse. I"M so glad to ...

Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap
Growing-up black and being black should not determine that you will not speak well or will not be a high achiever in your goals in life.But society te nds to la...

Charter-school supporters to rally at Statehouse
I am on the bus now headed to the rally. Horizon is an excellent school. My son is is 7 th grade. The teachers and administrators are top notch and spend so m...

Former Nursing Home Land Added to Parks
In addition, LED technology also plays a very important role in advertising- LED placard is very, very useful for shop owners.

Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on school funding
That's not true. Other school districts HAVE followed this law and done this. Oakhills is one of them and how they were able to provide technology for their s...

Death and beauty at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art
What a disgusting story to air at lunch time.

Ohio Supreme Court grills attorneys on flooding and million-dollar fixes
Perhaps the State of Ohio should take the lead and implement state wide water shed districts that would collect minimum fees. The funds could then be distribute...

Copyright © 2014 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