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Wooster Line Crew Helps Local Elementary School

Many schools across the country are facing big challenges as a result of the pandemic. When a Wooster line crew saw a chance to help out a local elementary school, they hopped at the chance. Line Servicer Marc Conley was sent to Fredericksburg Elementary School April 15 to disconnect and remove a secondary power line. …

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AEP Ohio Gives $15K for STEM School Upgrades in Southern Ohio

AEP Ohio is donating $15,000 to Tri-State STEM+M Academy in Lawrence County to help upgrade its classroom facilities. The funds will be used to weatherize an unfinished portion of a neighboring warehouse – offered rent-free by the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) for the past five years – that will provide additional open lab space, …

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Technician Keeps Accident Scene Safe in Oak Hill

Wellston Technician Kris Irwin lost count of how many broken poles he saw during the February ice storm in southern Ohio. (“It was quite the experience. Definitely every other pole we pulled up to had snapped in half,” Irwin said.) He got so used to dealing with them that, just a few weeks later, when …

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AEP Ohio Helps Hit Homebuilding Milestone in Athens County

According to recent census data, the overall poverty rate for Athens County is the highest in Ohio. The statistics underscore the important work of Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio, which was founded in 1990 to advocate for affordable housing in the area. Thirty years and 99 houses later, the organization is as needed as …

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Spring Storm Preparedness

Springtime brings flowers, sunshine, longer days — and storm season. Thunderstorms, high winds and flash floods can pop up with little warning. When storms and high winds damage power lines, our crews work hard to get the power back on as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. Follow these five simple tips to help keep …

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Celebrating Women in Power

AEP Ohio has many amazing women in its ranks: engineers, mechanics, technicians, customer advocates, analysts, advisors and management, just to name a few. As we honor Women’s History Month, we want to celebrate a few of our team members who inspire us. Julie Sloat, AEP Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Inspired by the …

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