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Sean Dugan Didn’t See Evidence of a Pole Fire. But He Kept Looking.

On the night of Sept. 10, Columbus Line Crew Supervisor Sean Dugan responded to a report of a pole fire in Southeast Columbus. Any burning equipment would have been immediately visible in the darkness but, when Dugan arrived at the intersection, nothing was glowing. He took out his flashlight and began diligently inspecting the area …

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Anne Vascik is a Safety Champion. Why? She Picked Up the Phone

At AEP Ohio we strongly believe in “being your brother’s keeper” and looking out for each other’s safety. Dispatcher Anne Vascik remembered this mantra and put it into practice – in a very simple but important way. That’s why her peers across the company have selected her as the AEP Ohio Safety Champion for the …

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Buff & Bubba: 100 Years at AEP

Grandview Line Servicer Paul “Buff” Creager and Columbus Meter Electrician-A Barry “Bubba” Hickle are each ringing in 50 years with our company. They’re good friends, and have plenty of stories to tell. Watch two of AEP’s longest-tenured employees talk about the multiple decades they’ve spent with the company.   Published October 4, 2019

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John Kell Saw a Hazard. He Didn’t Wait for Someone Else to Fix It.

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. It can take time and a little extra effort. But that’s exactly what John Kell did. And it’s why he has been nominated by his peers as the AEP Ohio Safety Champion for the month of September. Kell, a line crew supervisor in Grandview, took action after visiting …

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A Day in the Life of a Forester

  Fallen trees and branches are one of the most common causes of power outages. That’s why keeping our lines and equipment free of trees is one of our top priorities. With a job that keeps her moving and is always changing, we recently caught up with Sarah Powell, an AEP Ohio forester, to talk …

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