First Energy considers a rate hike

First Energy is considering a rate hite of 12 percent over 3 years, starting in 2009.

The public is invited to share concerns and opinions at two meetings being held on Thursday, Oct. 2.

12:30 p.m. -- One Government Center, Toledo

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner will be at today's hearing. He opposes First Energy's plan.

The mayor has released a statement saying First Energy has not kept its promise to reduce energy costs. He says this is a time when Americans needs all the financial relief they can get.