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Canton Team Keeps Power Flowing for Homeless Shelter

Employees in Canton received a glowing thank you note from the Refuge of Hope, an organization that helps homeless men in Stark County. The reason for the letter? AEP Ohio did the right thing in a tough situation. A brick building in downtown Canton started falling unexpectedly and was determined to be structurally unsafe. The …

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Distribution Dispatcher Pulls Mother, Baby From Fiery Car Crash

Photo: Ian Koblitz, second from left, accepts the Chairman’s Life Saving Award. Two people were killed in a car crash in March 2018 on Interstate 270 in Columbus. That number may have been higher were it not for the quick response of Ian Koblitz. Koblitz, a distribution dispatcher for AEP Ohio at the Groveport Operations …

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Murphy Brothers Total 94 Years at AEP…and Counting

Photo: Dave Murphy, left, and his brother, Jack Dave Murphy, an equipment operator at AEP’s generation plant in Conesville, Ohio, was hired in 1973. His 45 years with the company put him squarely among the 100 longest-tenured employees, and he has no plans to retire. Impressed? His brother isn’t. That’s because Jack Murphy, a line …

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Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place

Falling tree limbs are one of the most common causes of a power outage — a single branch can leave thousands of customers without power. That’s why AEP Ohio has a comprehensive program to manage tree brush that grows around power lines. By planting the right tree in the right place, you can help preserve your community’s …

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Severe Weather: When the Lights Go Out

When a severe storm is on the radar, our work begins well before the storm starts as we track incoming weather to keep a close eye on parts of our service territory that may be affected. When major storms damage power lines, we work hard to return power to the greatest number of customers as …

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