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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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Customer Account Manager Hangs Up His Cleats After 37 Years

As a student at West Virginia University, Don Stemple wanted to play football. But he wasn’t the fastest or most athletic player. While his high school team was West Virginia state champions, Stemple – unlike five of his teammates – never received a Division 1 scholarship offer. Nevertheless, Stemple entertained pie-in-the-sky dreams of playing professionally. …

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At Asplundh, Green Hard Hats for ‘Green’ Tree Trimmers

At AEP Ohio there’s a personal duty to educate the next generation of electrical workers. To pass on knowledge once given to us; to show new team members the right and wrong way to complete a job; to make sure our brothers and sisters go home safe at the end of the day. We have …

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Meter Servicer Rescues Woman from Frigid Creek

Keith Kull is a 13-year meter servicer who works out of the Belmont Service Center in St. Clairsville. On the afternoon of January 31 he had completed some routine work and was headed back on U.S. Route 250. It was a normal day, “nothing out of the ordinary,” Kull says. But it was also a …

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