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Storeroom Attendant/National Guardsman Helps Fight COVID-19

Derek Goodburn works in the storeroom providing materials and equipment for AEP Ohio’s Columbus District. He’s also a traditional Guardsman serving part-time with the U.S. National Guard. So when Gov. Mike DeWine deployed these citizen soldiers to provide support in combatting the pandemic, Goodburn began a leave of absence with AEP and faithfully assumed his …

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Lineman Donates Bone Marrow to 11-Year-Old

Before he was an AEP Ohio lineworker, Cody Grilliot was a linebacker on the Ohio University football team. During his time there, one of his coaches – who had leukemia – gave a speech about the lifesaving potential of joining the Gift of Life bone marrow and stem cell registry. So Grilliot filled out some …

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Happy 90th to Ernie Woods, ‘A True Lineman’

During his 35-year career as a lineworker with AEP Ohio, Ernie Woods developed a reputation as a go-to resource for his teammates in Wooster who wanted to know how to get a job done and get it done right. He was a meticulous planner, experienced and had an approachable demeanor that made it easy to …

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Celebrating Our Lineworkers: More Than 6,000 “Thank Yous” Pour in

Our lineworkers are critical infrastructure employees and have remained hard at work in our communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential electrical work must continue because, now as much as ever, customers rely on their power to keep flowing. April 18 is National Lineworker Appreciation Day. And our field personnel are certainly feeling the gratitude from …

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People Behind Our Power: Thank a Lineworker

Lineworkers are the backbone of AEP Ohio, working with thousands of volts of electricity, around the clock and in all weather conditions, to keep the power flowing to nearly 1.5 million customers across Ohio. These critical infrastructure employees continue to power and connect our communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we couldn’t …

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