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                           Before the
                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                     Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                 )
                                )
FIRSTENERGY CORP., ET AL.        )    Acct. No.  X32080028
                                 )    File No. EB-00-IH-0069
Licensees of Land Mobile,        )    JJS
Microwave, Marine Coastal, and   )
Ship Radio Stations              )
                                )


                              ORDER

     Adopted:  August 29, 2000          Released:    August   30, 

2000  

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau: 

1.   In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree in which 
FirstEnergy Corp. (``FirstEnergy''), and various subsidiaries  or 
companies controlled by FirstEnergy (collectively, ``Licensees'') 
agree to implement an internal  compliance program and to make  a 
voluntary contribution to the  United States Treasury.  We  find, 
for the reasons discussed below, that the Consent Decree provides 
for  a   just  and   reasonable   resolution  of   the   Bureau's 
investigation into Licensees' compliance  with Section 310(d)  of 
the Communications Act of 1934,  as amended, 47 U.S.C.   310(d), 
and conclude that adoption of the Consent Decree is in the public 
interest.

2.   FirstEnergy  and  its  subsidiaries  are  primarily  in  the 
business of  providing  electricity  to  customers  in  Ohio  and 
Pennsylvania.  FirstEnergy was created as the result of a  merger 
of  Ohio  Edison  Company  (and  its  wholly  owned   subsidiary, 
Pennsylvania  Power  Company)  and  Centerior  Corporation,   the 
holding company for The  Cleveland Electric Illuminating  Company 
and The Toledo Edison Company. The merger took place on  November 
8, 1997.  The Licensees did not seek the Commission's consent  to 
the transfer  of control  of the  licenses, however,  until  June 
1999.   The  Licensees  also  disclosed  that  First  Energy  had 
acquired   control    of    Colonial    Mechanical    Corporation 
(``Colonial''), MB Operating Company, Inc. (``MB''), and Spectrum 
Control Systems,  Inc. prior  to  applying for  the  Commission's 
consent to  transfer  control  of  the  licenses  held  by  those 
entities.   Finally,  in  July  2000,  while  completing  a   due 
diligence  review   of  its   licenses,  FirstEnergy   discovered 
potential problems with respect to a transfer of MB's assets  and 
the merger  of  Morrison  Mechanical  and  Building  Services,  a 
corporation owned by Colonial, into Colonial.

3.   The Bureau has reached an agreement with Licensees that will 
resolve this  investigation.  The  terms  and conditions  of  the 
agreement are contained in the attached executed Consent  Decree.  
Among  other  things,  the   Consent  Decree  contemplates   that 
Licensees  will  implement  a   program  to  ensure  its   future 
compliance with the Act and the Commission's rules and  policies.  
In addition,  the Consent  Decree contemplates  that  FirstEnergy 
will make a voluntary contribution to the United States  Treasury 
in the amount of $35,000.00.1
 
4.   We have  reviewed  the  Consent  Decree  and  evaluated  the 
circumstances underlying the investigation.  We believe that  the 
public interest would  be served by  adopting the Consent  Decree 
and terminating the investigatory proceeding.  

5.   ACCORDINGLY, IT  IS  ORDERED  that,  pursuant  to  delegated 
authority, the Consent Decree attached hereto IS ADOPTED.

6.   IT   IS   FURTHER   ORDERED,   that   the    above-captioned 
investigatory proceeding IS TERMINATED.  

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                          
     
                         David H. Solomon 
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau
               


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1 Payment may be made by credit card through the Commission's 
Credit and Debt Management Center at (202) 418-1995 or by mailing 
a check or similar instrument, payable to the order of the 
Federal Communications Commission, to the Forfeiture Collection 
Section, Finance Branch, Federal Communications Commission, P.O. 
Box 73482, Chicago, Illinois 60673-7482.  The payment should note 
the Acct. No. referenced above.