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For Eric Rawlins, Pink Hard Hats are a Call to Action

Twenty years ago, Cheryl Rawlins lost a friend to breast cancer. She became more vigilant about completing self-examinations. That’s how she discovered her own cancer. “It was very traumatic for our family,” said Eric Rawlins, a South Point line servicer and Cheryl’s husband. “At the time of Cheryl’s diagnosis, we had two teenagers and a …

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McConnelsville Reaches 45-Year Safety Milestone

In his 23-year-career with AEP Ohio, Distribution System Supervisor Fred Walter has been around: Columbus, Athens, Lancaster and Crooksville. He has seen enough to appreciate the enduring safety success of McConnelsville Service Center. Walter started leading the garage in January and got to witness the team hit a huge milestone: 45 years without an employee …

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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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