Washington, D. C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 20, 2004

Commission       Registrant; State of Incorporation;         I.R.S. Employer
File Number       Address; and Telephone Number             Identification No.
-----------       -----------------------------             ------------------

333-21011     FIRSTENERGY CORP.                                  34-1843785
              (An Ohio Corporation)
              76 South Main Street
              Akron, OH  44308
              Telephone (800)736-3402

1-2578        OHIO EDISON COMPANY                                34-0437786
              (An Ohio Corporation)
              76 South Main Street
              Akron, OH  44308
              Telephone (800)736-3402

              (An Ohio Corporation)
              c/o FirstEnergy Corp.
              76 South Main Street
              Akron, OH  44308
              Telephone (800)736-3402

1-3583        THE TOLEDO EDISON COMPANY                           34-4375005
              (An Ohio Corporation)
              c/o FirstEnergy Corp.
              76 South Main Street
              Akron, OH  44308
              Telephone (800)736-3402

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Item 8.01 Other Events

     On October 20, 2004,  FirstEnergy Corp. was notified by the U.S. Securities
and Exchange  Commission  that the informal  inquiry  initiated  last  September
related to the earnings  restatements and the extended outage at the Davis-Besse
Nuclear Power Station has become a formal  investigation.  The SEC  notification
also  encompasses  issues raised during the SEC's  examination  under the Public
Utility  Holding  Company  Act. A copy of the press  release  (Exhibit  99.1) is
attached hereto and incorporated by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(c) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.              Description
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   99.1            Press Release issued by FirstEnergy Corp., 
                   dated October 20, 2004

Forward-Looking Statement: This Form 8-K includes forward-looking statements
based on information currently available to management. Such statements are
subject to certain risks and uncertainties. These statements typically contain,
but are not limited to, the terms "anticipate", "potential", "expect",
"believe", "estimate" and similar words. Actual results may differ materially
due to the speed and nature of increased competition and deregulation in the
electric utility industry, economic or weather conditions affecting future sales
and margins, changes in markets for energy services, changing energy and
commodity market prices, replacement power costs being higher than anticipated
or inadequately hedged, maintenance costs being higher than anticipated,
legislative and regulatory changes (including revised environmental
requirements), adverse regulatory or legal decisions and the outcome of
governmental investigations (including revocation of necessary licenses or
operating permits), availability and cost of capital, the continuing
availability and operation of generating units, the inability to accomplish or
realize anticipated benefits of strategic goals, the ability to improve electric
commodity margins and to experience growth in the distribution business, the
ability to access the public securities markets, further investigation into the
causes of the August 14, 2003 regional power outage and the outcome, cost and
other effects of present and potential legal and administrative proceedings and
claims related to that outage, the final outcome in the proceeding related to
FirstEnergy's Application for a Rate Stabilization Plan in Ohio, the risks and
other factors discussed from time to time in the registrants' Securities and
Exchange Commission filings, including their annual report on Form 10-K (as
amended) for the year ended December 31, 2003, and their Form 10-Q for the
quarter ended June 30, 2004, and other similar factors. The registrants
expressly disclaim any current intention to update any forward-looking
statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future
events, or otherwise.



             Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, each Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by
the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

October 20, 2004

                                            FIRSTENERGY CORP.

                                           OHIO EDISON COMPANY

                                          THE CLEVELAND ELECTRIC
                                           ILLUMINATING COMPANY

                                         THE TOLEDO EDISON COMPANY

                                      /s/  Harvey L. Wagner                 
                                           Harvey L. Wagner
                                    Vice President, Controller and
                                       Chief Accounting Officer