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OEC, South Central, Butler earn Service Excellence Four-Star status

Last month, Ohio's Electric Cooperatives, South Central Power Company, and Butler Rural Electric Cooperative received national recognition from Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives for earning Service Excellence...

Six Ohio co-ops recognized in Spotlight on Excellence awards

Six Ohio co-ops won a total of seven awards in this year's NRECA Spotlight on Excellence competition. Spotlight on Excellence recognizes the outstanding work done by electric co-op communication and...

Fallen Linemen license plate available on March 14

The "Honoring Fallen Linemen" license plate will be available beginning March 14. Ohio residents will soon be able to honor fallen linemen with a new license plate. Starting March 14, the "Honoring...

North Western member Gertrude Studer passes away at 109

Darin Thorp, right, president and CEO of North Western Electric Cooperative, says hello to member Gertrude Studer at a recent co-op annual meeting. This year's North Western annual meeting will be in the...

Ohio’s Electric Cooperative network returns more than $31 million to members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Patrick Higgins 614.430.7872 phiggins@ohioec.org COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s electric cooperative network, comprised of 24 not-for-profit, consumer-owned cooperatives...

OEC hires Schmauder as accounting manager

Schmauder Ohio's Electric Cooperatives (OEC) hired Alex Schmauder as its new accounting manager in January. Prior to joining OEC, he worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young, and most recently...

Smith takes over as CEO of Union Rural Electric

Smith Anthony Smith assumed the role of president and CEO of Union Rural Electric on Feb. 1. Smith has served as vice president of engineering and Honda affairs since 2007, and has been with URE since...

Ashba joins OEC as HR consultant

Ashba Ohio's Electric Cooperatives welcomed Nicole Ashba to its team this month. Ashba joins OEC as human resources (HR) consultant. She has earned a professional certification in HR and has more than...

On the leading edge

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives One of the things that makes our family of electric cooperatives so unique within the utility arena is our ability to stay on the leading...

Schunn joins OEC operations and maintenance team

Schunn Bethany Schunn recently joined the Ohio's Electric Cooperatives staff. Schunn serves as operations and maintenance engineer at the Cardinal Plant in Brilliant, Ohio. Prior to joining OEC, Schunn...