Recent Articles

Meet Ned and Jed, AEP Ohio Storm Assessors

When Hurricane Ida’s 150-mile-per-hour winds ripped through Louisiana – and the storm failed to leave right away – it left a huge swath of devastation. With trees, poles and other equipment down everywhere, it can be difficult to know just how bad the damage is and what’s needed to get the power back on. Any …

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Belmont Line Crew Lends a Hand Following Car Crash

Called out for storm duty on Friday, Aug. 13, a Belmont line crew had just hit the road and had a long night ahead of them. That didn’t stop them from helping someone in need. About 200 customers were without power in the Belmont area following a storm, and nine lineworkers were gearing up to …

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AEP Ohio Gives $15K to Mentoring Program at Lima Senior High

Connecting a high school student with a trusted mentor can be a key stepping stone toward a successful career. That’s especially true for women and people of color, who can be underrepresented in certain professions (including linework.) To help combat this problem at the local level, AEP Ohio is giving $15,000 to the Lima Area …

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Ty Carpenter: From Welder to Forester

Ty Carpenter was a welder for 26 years. Then, with hardly a look back, he put his entire career in the rearview mirror. “A guy I worked with went to Asplundh,” Carpenter said. “A year after he called me and said, ‘want a job’?” “He told me what it was. And I thought I was …

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Canton Crew Spots Copper Theft Danger

Copper theft is a costly crime, it threatens our service reliability and, most importantly, it can be incredibly dangerous. Lineworker Cody Lambert and Line Crew Supervisor Brant Phillips are being applauded by their peers at AEP Ohio for recently spotting a hazardous situation in Canton. Lambert and Phillips had pulled safely to the side of …

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Small Business Relief is Still Available

Small business owners still have options available for support through government grant programs. From COVID-19 relief programs like the SBA’s Targeted Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance and the Community Navigator Pilot program to other programs like the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant and the America’s Seed Fund, you can find the funding and support …

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