Ohio regulators OK electricity rate plan for FirstEnergy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State regulators have approved a plan allowing FirstEnergy Corp. to impose electricity rate increases totaling $132.5 million a year plus taxes for a total of $204 million annually over the next three years.

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Man pleads guilty in case of allegedly livestreamed rape

Rape Charge Livestrea Krou

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Franklin County, Ohio, Sheriff's Office shows Raymond Gates. Charged with raping a 17-year-old girl during a February 2016 assault that prosecutors say was livestreamed, Raymond Gates pleaded guilty to one count of rape Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, and was immediately sentenced to nine years in prison, according to Franklin County, Ohio, Prosecutor Ron O'Brien. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged with raping a 17-year-old girl during an assault that prosecutors say was livestreamed has pleaded guilty.

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