Nordonia Hills, Glenwillow residents seek answers on FirstEnergy power line plan

Macedonia — More than 20 area residents seeking information about a new electrical transmission line planned for the area attended a forum hosted by FirstEnergy Corp. at Nordonia High School June 21.

Residents had an opportunity to look at displays, including maps showing possible routes for the line, as well as talk to FirstEnergy staff.

“I think there was more of a curiosity than anything else,” said FirstEnergy spokesman Mark Durbin. “It was a good dialogue with the folks who were there.”

The event was part of an information gathering process to get state approval for the new 345-kilowatt line, which would stretch 110 miles from FirstEnergy’s Bruce Mansfield Plant in Beaver County, Pa. to a proposed substation in Glenwillow. FirstEnergy’s target for completing the $184 million project is mid-2015.

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