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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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Newark Line Servicer Turns Fireman During Morning Commute

On Nov. 12, Newark Line Servicer Rick Creager was driving to work like usual. A little past 6 a.m. he turned onto Main Street in Alexandria and saw something decidedly unusual: a fire burning on the porch of one of the homes lining the street. Creager immediately pulled to the side of the road and …

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Distribution Dispatcher Pulls Mother, Baby From Fiery Car Crash

Photo: Ian Koblitz, second from left, accepts the Chairman’s Life Saving Award. Two people were killed in a car crash in March 2018 on Interstate 270 in Columbus. That number may have been higher were it not for the quick response of Ian Koblitz. Koblitz, a distribution dispatcher for AEP Ohio at the Groveport Operations …

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