‘Why is it still going up?’ — Utility costs increasing, Ohio consumers looking for answers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Many Ohioans are seeing utility bill increases despite using less energy, prompting questions and concerns about their costs. A new Democratic bill could give them answers.

Inflation has hit everyone’s pockets, but Mike Cristino said getting his utility bill is like playing roulette.

“I have to budget my income and I can’t really do that, I don’t know what it’s going to be every month,” Cristino, a single dad in Parma, said. “It just keeps going up and my paycheck doesn’t go up, so I have to find money somewhere else.”

He finds that money by working two jobs. In between his two shifts, he spoke to News 5 about his struggles and sent over his bills.

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