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Perry County Rescue Organization has its ‘PAWS’ on Employee’s Heart

Six years ago, a group of people with a passion for animals came together to fulfill an unmet need in Perry County, Ohio. After a couple of years of planning and working with county officials, Perry Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) took in their first rescue dog in 2018. The foster-based and volunteer-driven nonprofit has been …

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Promoting Black Home Ownership in Northwest Ohio

Across the country, homeownership levels for Black Americans have dropped almost every year since 2004. That’s also true in parts of northwest Ohio, where approximately half of white residents own their homes in contrast to only one-third of Black residents. “Breaking Barriers to Black Homeownership,” an initiative by Buckeye Ridge Habitat, aims squarely at battling …

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Knowledge is Power for Lucasville Meter Specialist

Most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but not many people take the “awareness” part to heart like Bob Waughtel, a meter specialist out of our Lucasville Service Center. One of Bob’s cousins battled breast cancer in 2020. Her mother, Bob’s aunt, watched as her daughter went through difficult treatments, including a …

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Music to Our Ears: AEP Ohio Supports Youth Musicians

If you ask the student musicians of the Canton Youth Symphony (CYS), they will tell you there is nothing like being a part of an orchestra and the power of the music they create. In addition to developing an appreciation for classical music, the students are also learning to become lifelong fans of the arts. …

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Best-in-Class Hog Barn Starts with 4-Year-Old’s Gift

  Four years ago, when he was four years old, Matix Reed donated $250 to help replace Noble County Fair’s aging hog barn in Caldwell. Everyone involved with the local fairground agreed that the aging building was well past its prime and didn’t have the number of pens needed to meet a growing number of …

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Score a Safety Touchdown

We love fall because that means football season is in full swing. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite professional or collegiate teams, make sure you are celebrating in a safe way. Avoid penalties by following these helpful tips with football fans in mind:    Delay of Game Only trained electrical workers should open your meter …

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