Lepore-Hagan donates FirstEnergy contributions

YOUNGSTOWN — State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, has donated $2,500 — what she received in contributions from FirstEnergy Corp. — to the Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods (ACTION).

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others are charged in a $60 million federal bribery case related to a $1.3 billion ratepayer bailout of two failing nuclear power plants owned by former subsidiaries of FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy hasn’t been charged.

Lepore-Hagan, who voted against the bailout, said she was “confident” ACTION would “use the funds to improve the quality of life in our community.”

She received a $2,000 contribution in 2015 from FirstEnergy and $500 in 2019.



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