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Louise Freeland, OLSA scholarship winners announced

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives rewarded 11 high school seniors for exceptional academic achievement in the Louise Freeland and Ohio Line Supervisors Association (OLSA) scholarship competitions, held February...

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative general manager announces retirement

Sims Butler Rural Electric Cooperative's general manager, Michael L. Sims, has announced his retirement. His last day at the cooperative will be April 3. Sims began his career at the cooperative as the...

FCC chairman attends broadband roundtable in Marietta

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, hosted a broadband roundtable this week in Marietta. At the session, Washington Electric Cooperative General Manager/CEO Jeff Triplett, right, met Ajit Pai, left, chairman...

O’Loughlin: Ohio lawmakers play key role to help rural communities

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Washington politics have become so polarized that it can be tough for Democrats and Republicans to come together to tackle big...

Cardinal Power Plant donates to Wells Township fire department

Cardinal Power Plant recently made a $1,000 donation to the Wells Township fire department to help with the purchase of a breathing apparatus. "We try to help a lot of local agencies; we've given a lot to...

Students visit COLT for ExploreAg Career Experience

OEC's Kyle Hoffman gave ExploreAg attendees a ride in a bucket truck - one of five interactive stations at the event. Approximately 30 students visited the Central Ohio Lineworker Training (COLT) facility...

OEC Lights the Night to combat blood cancer

OEC employees honored those who have fought blood cancers at Light the Night Central Ohio, held October 25 at McFerson Commons in downtown Columbus. Ohio's Electric Cooperatives concluded a successful...

Five receive Cooperative Intern Scholarships

Ethan Mullet, Jacob Wise, Dava Hennosy, Matthew Luikart, and Eliza Hershberger are winners of the 2019 Cooperative Intern Scholarship from Ohio's Electric Cooperatives. The Cooperative Intern Scholarship...

Waltz named Logan County Electric Cooperative’s next GM

Waltz The Logan County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) board of trustees has named Joe Waltz as its next president/general manager. Waltz comes to LCEC with a strong cooperative background. He has more than...

Ohio co-op CEOs visit Capitol Hill to urge passage of RURAL Act

Co-op CEOs recently visited Capitol Hill to advocate for the RURAL Act. Nine Ohio electric co-op CEOs joined the OEC government affairs team for a visit to Washington, D.C., in late September. While on...