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Delaware Service Center Chips In For Its Schools

Employees at the Delaware Service Center had been talking about helping their community but were undecided on what to do. One of the lineman’s wife is a teacher and she brought up a glaring need in area schools: not enough supplies and a list of required items that many families struggled to afford. Line Mechanic-C …

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A Brighter Future for the Muskingum County Fair

The Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair has been around for 173 years. A lot has changed in that time, but you’d be forgiven for thinking nothing ever changes. And the people of Zanesville like it that way. “We have people who come back year after year to enjoy the same things,” says Secretary of the …

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AEP Joins Fight to Slow Floodwaters in Western Ohio

Severe flooding is a growing threat to many Midwestern communities. It’s a well-known and recurring concern in Western Ohio – especially in Findlay and Ottawa, which were hit by a “100-year flood” in August 2007. Water from the Blanchard River spilled into the low-lying towns, causing more than $100 million in damage in Findlay and …

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Clippers Add Energy Efficient Player to the Team: Louie the Lightning Bug

The Columbus Clippers have a new heavy hitter wowing fans at Huntington Park this season: Louie the Lightning Bug. Louie is making occasional appearances at Huntington Park this season as part of AEP Ohio’s new partnership with the Clippers. Fans are seeing a number of promotional events at the ballpark, including marketing materials, public address …

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WWII Vet Gets Rare Look Inside Ohio Tank Plant

The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima rarely opens its doors to the public. As the last remaining tank manufacturer in the United States, the facility is high on security and low on willingness to provide guided tours. But they were eager to welcome 95-year-old Albert Holman, a decorated tank battalion commander in Newark who …

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AEP Ohio Helps Build Community Park in Memory of Wyatt Adkins

Legacy Community Park is a big project inspired by a little boy. Wyatt Adkins was born in December 2008 with a rare congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He had open-heart surgery at six months old. Though the prognosis for the procedure was positive, Wyatt went into cardiac arrest during the procedure …

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