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5 Questions with 50-Year Lineworker Mike Wise

Lineworker Mike Wise is celebrating 50 years with AEP – all at the Van Wert Service Center. We talked to him about why he loves AEP Ohio and what drives his dedication. What brought you to AEP? I started at the Van Wert service building right out of high school. I was 18. I worked …

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VIDEOS: A Day in the Life of a Lineworker

What does it take to be an AEP Ohio lineworker? Well, a strong cup of coffee and a fierce commitment to safety are musts. To celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day, we’re following experienced lineworker Steve Baehr as he spends the day keeping the lights on for our customers. (Part 1 of 5)   Regulators. Crossarms. Bypass …

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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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Become an AEP Ohio Lineworker

Ever dreamed of an outdoor office? You’re in luck – we’re hiring lineworkers. Hear first hand what our crews have to say about working with AEP Ohio. Learn more and apply today by clicking here.

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McConnelsville Line Mechanics Come to the Rescue

Left to right: Colton Childs, James Powell, Danny James, Braden Hardesty and Terry Swingle State Route 78 in McConnelsville is hilly and curvy – especially when it’s dusted with snow, as it was on January 15. Line mechanics Colton Childs, Terry Swingle, Danny James, James Powell and Braden Hardesty know to drive it cautiously and …

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Cockrell: AEP’s CPR Training Saved My Daughter’s Life

Many AEP employees have taken CPR training and IBEW Local Union 1466 Business Manager Rod Cockrell began taking it in 2002, right about the time he joined the Chillicothe Line Department and his daughter, Phoebe, was born. Sixteen years later, this training may have saved her life. For the past few months, Phoebe has been …

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