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Wooster Line Crew Helps Local Elementary School

Many schools across the country are facing big challenges as a result of the pandemic. When a Wooster line crew saw a chance to help out a local elementary school, they hopped at the chance. Line Servicer Marc Conley was sent to Fredericksburg Elementary School April 15 to disconnect and remove a secondary power line. …

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AEP Ohio Gives $15K for STEM School Upgrades in Southern Ohio

AEP Ohio is donating $15,000 to Tri-State STEM+M Academy in Lawrence County to help upgrade its classroom facilities. The funds will be used to weatherize an unfinished portion of a neighboring warehouse – offered rent-free by the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) for the past five years – that will provide additional open lab space, …

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Join Us in Celebrating Lineworker Appreciation Day!

National Lineworker Appreciation Day is Sunday, April 18. Please join us as we recognize our hardworking men and women who keep the power flowing. There are a variety of ways you can show your support: Add a Facebook frame. If you have a Facebook account, consider adding our profile frame to give our lineworkers a …

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Underground Network Goes High

AEP Ohio’s Underground Network team includes roughly 60 lineworkers: 40 in Columbus, 10 in Canton and a handful of supervisors. They typically perform their daily work, well, underground. Not so the weekend of April 10, when AEP Ohio underground network lineworkers were among a 20-man crew swapping transformers out of a downtown Columbus building nearly …

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A Day With Our Lineworkers

Each day, at 42 service centers across the state, more than 600 AEP Ohio lineworkers (plus even more contract lineworkers) fan out across our service territory to bring life to the electric grid. Across 1,000 communities and 10,000 square miles, they install new equipment, maintain our infrastructure and bring power back after storms and other …

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Technician Keeps Accident Scene Safe in Oak Hill

Wellston Technician Kris Irwin lost count of how many broken poles he saw during the February ice storm in southern Ohio. (“It was quite the experience. Definitely every other pole we pulled up to had snapped in half,” Irwin said.) He got so used to dealing with them that, just a few weeks later, when …

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