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Internet Resources for: Consumer Information

  • Better Business Bureau

    The Akron Better Business Bureau serves Ashland, Medina, Portage, Richland, Summit, and Wayne Counties.

  • Compare Interest Rates

    Find the best mortgages at the lowest interest rates. Search for current mortgage interest rates from lenders and brokers nationwide. Most lenders update their rates every day. Use our loan calculator to determine a loan amount and mortgage payment that's right for you. Browse consumer information on mortgage rates, points, rate locks, PMI, and closing costs.

  • Consumer Guide

    Consumer Guide combines in-depth easy to understand articles about how the world around us works, with expert ratings and reviews to help you make informed decisions.

  • Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services. Users are required to subscribe for a fee.

    For complete access with your library card, use the link to get to our list of databases.  Click on the "EbscoHOST"  link in between "EbscoHOST eBooks" and "Explora."  Then scroll down to find the "Consumer Reports" link.  You will be prompted for your library card.

  • Edmunds

    This site provides new and used car prices, reviews, and a monthly payment calculator. There are also car discussions and links to car related products.

  • Kelley Blue Book

    New and used car prices and reviews. Trade in and retail values on used street and dirt bikes, ATV's, scooters, mopeds, side cars, personal watercraft and snowmobiles.

  • NADA

    Prices and information on used autos, trucks, SUV's, classic cars, exotic cars, limousines, motorcycles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, boats, recreational vehicles, aircraft and manufactured homes.

  • National Safety Council

    National Safety Council. Safety information related to products, the home, the workplace and the community.

  • Ohio Consumer's Council

    Website of the Ohio Consumer's Council -- your residential utility consumer advocate.

  • Ohio Department of Insurance

    File a complaint, read consumer publications, compare premiums and learn about senior issues.

  • Online Shopping Guide

  • PUCO - Apples to Apples Rates Comparison Charts

    The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) produces the Apples to Apples charts to provide consumers with a snapshot comparison of current natural gas and electric supplier price options and contract terms. The PUCO updates the Apples to Apples charts on a regular basis and verifies each supplier offer to ensure accuracy. The charts list only the certified suppliers that are actively enrolling new customers. As with all contracts, consumers should carefully read and understand all terms and conditions before signing any forms or agreeing to enroll with a supplier for natural gas service.