Last week, Ohio's four major electric utilities told Gov. Bob Taft that there's plenty of generating capacity this summer to avoid a repeat of last year's blackout, reported NewsChannel5's Brad Harvey.
GRAND RIVER, Ohio - Several miners were trapped Thursday in the Morton Salt Mine in Grand River when the power went out, but they are now safe.
According to NewsChannel5, the miners were about a mile and a half inside the mine. When the power went out, the elevators stopped working.
The miners were trapped for about four to five hours. They did get out about 10 p.m.
One man's wife said that the men did have enough oxygen. She just wanted her husband out safely.
"God, make sure he gets through this OK, that's all I was worried about. Just get him out OK," said Andrea.
All the men are safe.
Congressional hearings into last month's massive blackouts continued Thursday.
In the wake of last month's massive blackout, Congress is searching for answers.
A tree branch dropping onto a power wire might have caused or lead to the blackout, NewsChannel5 reported.
Two weeks ago during the blackout, thrill seekers were stranded on roller coasters at Cedar Point.
Cedar Point Blackout Refund Admission Offers for Aug 14 Guests
The blame for last week's blackout might be shifting.
Taft, Campbell Ask For Federal Aid; Energy Secretary Visits Blackout Costs Cleveland At Least $2 Million
The city of Cleveland division of Cleveland Public Power and FirstEnergy Corp. are asking residents and businesses to conserve energy Wednesday and Thursday.
Rep. Steven LaTourette spoke out Monday against reports that an explosion at an Eastlake power plant Thursday triggered a nationwide blackout that led the investigation to Ohio and FirstEnergy.