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Remembering Mike Busch (1960-2021)

Mike Busch, a 39-year engineer with AEP Ohio, died Sunday, Sept. 5. He suffered a heart attack while hiking with his wife in Utah as they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. He was 61. “It’s just a tragedy. He was such a kind-hearted person,” said senior engineering technologist Joe Straka, who worked with Busch for …

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Four adolescents at a lunchroom table eating. Four adolescents at a lunchroom table eating.
Helping Fill the Hunger Gap

It is estimated that four in 10 people visiting a food bank now need assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food insecurity has always been a major issue, but with the pandemic, it has only worsened. In 2021, 42 million people, including 13 million children, may be at risk of hunger. September is …

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Family of five sitting or standing around island countertop, talking and preparing food. Family of five sitting or standing around island countertop, talking and preparing food.
Be Prepared. Protect Against the Unexpected

Tornadoes, fires, flooding and other emergencies can sometimes occur with little to no warning. National Preparedness Month is in full swing and we want to take a moment to remind you about the importance of being prepared before a disaster unfolds. As Ben Franklin said, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This …

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Belmont Line Crew Lends a Hand Following Car Crash

Called out for storm duty on Friday, Aug. 13, a Belmont line crew had just hit the road and had a long night ahead of them. That didn’t stop them from helping someone in need. About 200 customers were without power in the Belmont area following a storm, and nine lineworkers were gearing up to …

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AEP Ohio Gives $15K to Mentoring Program at Lima Senior High

Connecting a high school student with a trusted mentor can be a key stepping stone toward a successful career. That’s especially true for women and people of color, who can be underrepresented in certain professions (including linework.) To help combat this problem at the local level, AEP Ohio is giving $15,000 to the Lima Area …

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Ty Carpenter: From Welder to Forester

Ty Carpenter was a welder for 26 years. Then, with hardly a look back, he put his entire career in the rearview mirror. “A guy I worked with went to Asplundh,” Carpenter said. “A year after he called me and said, ‘want a job’?” “He told me what it was. And I thought I was …

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