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Summer School: Safety Pop Quiz

The first day of summer is right around the corner. Warmer weather means more time spent outdoors — and safety should always be front of mind. We’ve got you covered with a few quick, but important reminders this National Safety Month.  See what you know — take the quick test below. How’d you do? Let …

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Father and Son Share Love of Linework

To celebrate Father’s Day, we sat down with local father and son duo Floyd and Casey Ridenour to learn more about what it’s like working together and sharing a passion for linework. From the time Casey Ridenour was a toddler, he loved the giant toy trucks in his house. Even more so, the lineworker bucket …

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Lineworkers Help Protect Local Wildlife

Eric Madden, a line crew supervisor at AEP Ohio’s South Point service center, was driving to work a few miles from his house when he spotted what looked like an osprey nest high atop one of our utility poles in Haverhill. He quickly recognized the large nest was a fire hazard that threatened our equipment …

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A Family Affair: Tale of Two Brothers

The safety mantra “be your brother’s keeper” takes on special meaning for Ronnie and Larry Holmes. The siblings, who grew up in Ravenna, now both work for AEP Ohio in Canton — Ronnie as a line mechanic and Larry as a work scheduling supervisor. Larry began his lineworking apprenticeship in 2007 and later recruited his …

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Taking to the Sky to Keep Your Power On

AEP Ohio is teaming up with Aerial Solutions to test a new all-electric technology that will help clear trees around power lines and equipment in rural areas — and it’s all happening from the sky.  Helicopters with aerial saws have been used for years to help trim trees in hard to reach, more rural areas. …

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Local Student Sparks Change

Jay Painter is a senior at New Albany High School. He’s always loved cars: He played with Hot Wheels as a kid; he watches Formula One racing; he went to automotive engineering camp at The Ohio State University. So when it came time to pick a Senior Seminar and Global Scholars project for his final …

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