‘Eye on Ohio’ Revealed Much of What Prosecutors Allege

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit news outlet that’s part of the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism, published a comprehensive report in March on the anonymous donations that are related to Tuesday’s arrest of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others.

The story, written by Kathiann M. Kowalski, had this headline: “Dark money dominated Ohio’s nuclear subsidy saga.”

As the story begins, “After-the-fact filings show that FirstEnergy’s generation subsidiary paid nearly $2 million to Generation Now, one of the special interest groups that orchestrated ads, political donations and other efforts behind Ohio’s nuclear and coal bailout.

“But legal loopholes make it harder to find out the total spent and who else was behind xenophobic advertising, dueling voter petitions, alleged intimidation and other claims of foul play. And none of those actions fully disclosed who was behind them,” Eye on Ohio reported.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.