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Former head of PUCO joins law firm
Other headlines: Third fracking dumper pleads guilty; Clean-up continues at oil spill in Ohio nature preserve
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Third fracking dumper pleads guilty
  • Clean-up continues at oil spill in Ohio nature preserve
  • Early and absentee voting underway
  • Former head of PUCO joins law firm
    Within a week of leaving the agency, the former head of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has joined a law firm dealing with energy issues.

    Todd Snitchler, a Stark County Republican served as head of the PUCO since 2011.  He did not seek a second term.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports Snitchler has been hired by the law firm of McDonald Hopkins.

    The firm’s president told the Dispatch that Snitchler’s “knowledge of the inner workings of government,” will benefit the company.

    Ohio ethics rules prevent Snitchler from arguing cases before the PUCO for two years.


    Third fracking dumper pleads guilty
    A third person accused of dumping fracking waste into a tributary of the Mahoning River has pleaded guilty.

    Mark Goff was an employee of Hardrock Excavating. 

    Last year the company’s owner Ben Lupo, ordered Goff and another worker to dump liquid drilling waste down a storm drain. 

    They both previously pleaded guilty of violating the Clean Water Act.

    The dumping triggered a $3 million cleanup.

    Goff will be sentenced in July.


    Clean-up continues at oil spill in Ohio nature preserve
    Crews are still working to remove crude oil that spilled into a nature preserve near Cincinnati.

    Officials estimate that more than 20,000 gallons of oil spilled from a pipeline last month into a pristine wetland on the Oak Glen Nature Preserve.

    The pipeline’s owner, Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics, is paying for the cleanup but has not released the total costs. Clean up efforts could take several months.


    Early and absentee voting underway
    Almost 32,000 Ohioans have cast ballots so far ahead of the state's primary next month.

    Secretary of State Jon Husted says more than 109,000 absentee ballots have been requested since early voting began for most on April 1.

    The election includes same-party candidate contests, a statewide ballot issue and about 600 local issues.

    The deadline to request an early ballot is noon on May 3.

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