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Columbus Lineworkers Race Toward Burning Building

When faced with an emergency situation, people have a “fight or flight” response that instinctively kicks in. No one quite knows for sure how they will react until it happens. For the line department at Columbus Southwest, that answer is now apparent: Fight. Twelve of the garage’s 27 lineworkers were in an industrial area of …

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Train-to-Hire Internship Program Kicking Off at the DDC

A new internship program will provide a pathway to employment for Columbus high schoolers while providing AEP Ohio’s Distribution Dispatch Center (DDC) with a pipeline for young, skilled talent. In late February, 66 high school juniors (studying Information Technology at Columbus Downtown High School) visited AEP Ohio’s headquarters in Gahanna. The students learned about the …

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In Zanesville, Yet Another Example: Never Touch a Downed Wire

We can’t say it enough: Stay away from downed lines. Zanesville Line Servicer Eric Erwin was recently able to prevent yet another close call with this extreme danger. Erwin was called to the scene at 8:45 p.m. January 5 following a reported wire down. A tractor trailer had failed to turn sharply enough and ran …

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AEP Ohio’s Engineering Team: What They All Do

Before a wire is strung or a meter is set, teams of engineers at AEP Ohio are responsible for carefully analyzing, planning and designing our electrical infrastructure. There are many different types of engineers who work at AEP Ohio (and still others who work across all of AEP). Here’s a quick look at some the …

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Northwest Ohio Teams Collect 200 Pounds of Winter Donations

One year ago, Stacy Agler, a customer service account representative in Lima, made a prediction: the community’s winter donation drive — with more planning, fewer COVID-19 restrictions and more employees back in the office — would be even bigger than years past. She was right. Employees at AEP Ohio’s six service centers in northwest Ohio …

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Holiday Service Spotlight: SAM Center

Nearly 10% of AEP Ohio employees have either served or are currently serving in the armed forces, which means getting to support active military members and veterans through organizations like Serving Area Military in Massillon feels a little extra meaningful. Known around the community as the SAM Center, this volunteer-led organization strives to do more …

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