Sam Randazzo

This Oct. 5, 2011 file photo shows the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday announced the resignation of Public Utilities Commission chair Sam Randazzo, several days after an FBI search of his Columbus home.

Ohio secretary of state Frank LaRose speaks during a media tour of the Delaware County Board of Elections in Delaware, Ohio, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the future of the Republican Party in Ohio. Republican former state Rep. Gene Krebs joins the show.

The entrance to Energy Harbor's Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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Gov. Mike DeWine is deflecting questions regarding an FBI search of the Columbus home of the the state's top utility regulator.

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Lake Erie is scheduled to shut down in 2020.
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The FBI conducted a search Monday morning at the Columbus home of Sam Randazzo, chair of the agency that regulates Ohio utilities.

Updated: 4:55 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has repealed a provision requiring a proposed wind farm in Lake Erie shut down its turbines overnight from March 1 to Nov. 1.

Board members unanimously approved a motion by Mary Mertz, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, to remove the requirement at the OPSB meeting Thursday.

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The Ohio House committee holding meetings on a potential repeal of HB6, a sweeping energy law, heard testimony from the leader of Ohio's utility regulatory commission. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chair was accused of having his own conflict of interest when it comes to the bailout.

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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The chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says judging the pros and cons of the "clean energy" bill, which some have called a nuclear power plant bailout, depends on any given goal.

Wind turbines in Blue Creek Township in Paulding County, Ohio.
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Environmental groups are opposing Gov. Mike DeWine’s appointment to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. DeWine picked Sam Randazzo to serve on, and eventually chair, the state regulation panel.