Bribery trial of ex-Ohio House speaker to begin in earnest


              CORRECTS THAT PLANTS ARE FORMERLY OWNED BY FIRSTENERGY -  Defense attorney Mark Marein, left, walks toward Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse before jury selection in the federal trial of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, in Cincinnati. Householder and former Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges are charged with racketeering in an alleged $60 million scheme to pass state legislation to secure a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plants formerly owned by Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy. Householder and Borges have both pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)
            
              CORRECTS THAT PLANTS ARE FORMERLY OWNED BY FIRSTENERGY -  Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder waits to retrieve his personal items after going through security at Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse before jury selection in his federal trial, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, in Cincinnati. Householder and former Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges are charged with racketeering in an alleged $60 million scheme to pass state legislation to secure a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plants formerly owned by Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy. Householder and Borges have both pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)