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Downed Lines: Stay Away, Stay Alive

It’s important to remember that all downed lines are dangerous— they carry an electric current that can cause serious or even fatal injuries. Please take a few minutes to review these critical safety reminders should you ever find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation. What if I see a downed line? Don’t touch it or …

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Honoring Black Contributions In Energy

One way we’re celebrating Black History is by acknowledging the contributions of some inspiring men and women who have made a difference in the energy industry. Hazel O’Leary Hazel O’Leary served as the seventh United States Secretary of Energy. She was the first woman and the first African American to hold this position. Hazel changed …

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How Energy Advisors Can Help Your Business

Did you know there are many ways electrification can benefit your business’s bottom line? AEP Ohio has a team of experts dedicated to helping your business find ways to meet its sustainability goals — and optimize energy use along the way. Curious where to start and how we can help? Check out this quick Q&A to …

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Winter Heating Safety Tips

When used properly, space heaters are a great way to stay warm — but they can also pose significant risks and be a fire hazard. Before plugging in your space heater, review the following tips to keep you and your family safe and warm this winter. Always place a space heater on a hard, level …

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911 Call Saves Truck Driver’s Life

During a medical emergency, every second matters. The quick response of four workers at the AEP storeroom on Westerville Road in northeast Columbus may have saved a man’s life. Equipment Operator Todd Flesher and contract employees Jerrod Beightler and Christian Paugh were helping unload wooden spools of electrical wire from a flatbed truck. It was …

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Lobmiller Makes Early-Morning Exit Ramp Rescue

Verging off Interstate 270 onto State Route 161 in northeast Columbus, Line Crew Supervisor Brad Lobmiller came to a sudden (but safe) stop on the exit ramp. It was 6:30 a.m., dark and icy. In front of him was a young man, maybe 18 years old, who minutes earlier had skidded on some black ice, …

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