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Holiday Help in Northwest Ohio

The holiday season is upon us and our employees in northwest Ohio have been working to help those less fortunate, including donations to the following charitable efforts (among others). Three Part Blessing During a second-year event at the Bradfield Community Center in Lima, generosity arrived in threes: 1) a coat drive; 2) boxes full of …

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AEP Ohio Retiree, War Veteran Honored in Muskingum County

Elden Hudson, a U.S. Navy radio operator and 43-year employee of AEP Ohio, was inducted into the Muskingum County Veterans Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 12. Elden, 96, served with the Navy near the end of World War II from 1944-1946. Born and raised in Coshocton, Ohio, he never saw combat and returned home following …

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Perry County Rescue Organization has its ‘PAWS’ on Employee’s Heart

Six years ago, a group of people with a passion for animals came together to fulfill an unmet need in Perry County, Ohio. After a couple of years of planning and working with county officials, Perry Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) took in their first rescue dog in 2018. The foster-based and volunteer-driven nonprofit has been …

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Promoting Black Home Ownership in Northwest Ohio

Across the country, homeownership levels for Black Americans have dropped almost every year since 2004. That’s also true in parts of northwest Ohio, where approximately half of white residents own their homes in contrast to only one-third of Black residents. “Breaking Barriers to Black Homeownership,” an initiative by Buckeye Ridge Habitat, aims squarely at battling …

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Music to Our Ears: AEP Ohio Supports Youth Musicians

If you ask the student musicians of the Canton Youth Symphony (CYS), they will tell you there is nothing like being a part of an orchestra and the power of the music they create. In addition to developing an appreciation for classical music, the students are also learning to become lifelong fans of the arts. …

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Best-in-Class Hog Barn Starts with 4-Year-Old’s Gift

  Four years ago, when he was four years old, Matix Reed donated $250 to help replace Noble County Fair’s aging hog barn in Caldwell. Everyone involved with the local fairground agreed that the aging building was well past its prime and didn’t have the number of pens needed to meet a growing number of …

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