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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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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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A ‘99-Room Family’ Comes Together in Hurricane

The people of Hurricane, West Virginia, have been incredibly kind to our crews restoring power following icy storms that knocked out 97,000 Appalachian Power customers. Just one of many humbling examples is the generosity showed by the Wingate by Wyndham hotel. The hotel opened in February last year. Six weeks later it shut down because …

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Honoring Black Contributions In Energy

One way we’re celebrating Black History is by acknowledging the contributions of some inspiring men and women who have made a difference in the energy industry. Hazel O’Leary Hazel O’Leary served as the seventh United States Secretary of Energy. She was the first woman and the first African American to hold this position. Hazel changed …

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Helping Expand Community WiFi

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the challenges many face with reliable access to WiFi across Appalachian Ohio. Internet connectivity offers access to necessities like education, health care and work opportunities. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) to address this challenge and help add new public WiFi access points in communities …

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