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Columbus hosts NRECA Regions 1 and 4 meeting

Tom McQuiston, board president of Butler Rural Electric Cooperative and Ohio's director on the NRECA board, welcomed attendees to the Regions 1 and 4 meeting on September 6. The Buckeye State hosted...

South Central Power’s Poling passes away

Poling Richard C. "Dick" Poling, 65, vice chairman of the South Central Power Board of Trustees, passed away August 16 at his residence. Poling owned and operated R.C. Poling Co. Inc. in Junction City....

Back to school

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Schools around the state are back in session, and your electric cooperative has some educational opportunities coming up as well. One of...

Community strength front and center at OEC Summer Conference

OEC General Counsel Kurt Helfrich, right, swears in (from left) John Saxon, Gene McCluer, and Paul Berridge as secretary-treasurer, chairman, and vice chairman, respectively, of Ohio Rural Electric...

URE’s Rockenbaugh passes away

Rockenbaugh Ron Rockenbaugh, 63, manager of engineering services at Union Rural Electric Cooperative (URE), passed away unexpectedly on August 6. Rockenbaugh served URE and its members for more than 30...

Cardinal Plant Manager Schunn featured on WTRF-7

Cardinal Power Plant Manager Bethany Schunn was recently featured on WTRF-7 in Wheeling, W.Va. Schunn discusses her role as the leader of a 315-person staff and the challenges and priorities that come with...

Firelands’ new facility to be completed by year’s end

Firelands Electric Cooperative is making speedy progress on construction of its new unified headquarters, scheduled for completion by the end of 2018. After years of planning, Firelands Electric...

Consolidated remembers former trustee J. Richard Dawson

A former trustee and member of the Consolidated Cooperative family, J. Richard Dawson, age 94, of Brown Township in Delaware, Ohio, died June 4 at Willow Brook Christian Village. Dick served on the Delaware...

Sturgeon and Hardy earn CCC designation

Jade Sturgeon, communications representative at Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, and Mindy Hardy, communications specialist at South Central Power, recently earned their Certified Cooperative Communicator...

Economic partners: Co-ops spur growth in their communities

Dave Buschur and his wife, Danielle, had financing help from Midwest Electric when they decided to expand their business in the Marion Industrial Park in Mercer County. Dave Buschur saw the opportunity for...