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AEP Helps Robotics Teams Rise

When industrial-sized robots are waging battle, it’s wise to steer clear. Though AEP officially remains on the sidelines, through its FIRST Robotics grant program, our company is smack in the middle of intense, warring competitors. No, this isn’t BattleBots like you see on TV. But according to Kim Bothager, a business integration analyst for AEP …

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Columbus Lineworkers Race Toward Burning Building

When faced with an emergency situation, people have a “fight or flight” response that instinctively kicks in. No one quite knows for sure how they will react until it happens. For the line department at Columbus Southwest, that answer is now apparent: Fight. Twelve of the garage’s 27 lineworkers were in an industrial area of …

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Spring Safety: Call 811 Before You Dig

Spring has sprung and we’re all excited to kick off our seasonal landscaping and yardwork—but before you dig in, it’s important to take appropriate safety measures. Check out the tips below to find out how you can protect yourself and others from planting pitfalls.  Call Before You Dig The biggest danger you face when planting …

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Navigating Severe Weather, Together

Many of our communities have been impacted by the rapid series of storms that hit the state over the last several weeks. This year, the weather has proven to be very unpredictable, and we know how frustrating it has been for those who have been without power. Our team truly appreciated your kind words and …

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Train-to-Hire Internship Program Kicking Off at the DDC

A new internship program will provide a pathway to employment for Columbus high schoolers while providing AEP Ohio’s Distribution Dispatch Center (DDC) with a pipeline for young, skilled talent. In late February, 66 high school juniors (studying Information Technology at Columbus Downtown High School) visited AEP Ohio’s headquarters in Gahanna. The students learned about the …

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In Zanesville, Yet Another Example: Never Touch a Downed Wire

We can’t say it enough: Stay away from downed lines. Zanesville Line Servicer Eric Erwin was recently able to prevent yet another close call with this extreme danger. Erwin was called to the scene at 8:45 p.m. January 5 following a reported wire down. A tractor trailer had failed to turn sharply enough and ran …

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