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Ohio’s Electric Cooperative Current: May 2019

Photo credit: iStock Waterfront properties have a special attraction, especially during peak vacation season. But the 60-acre Powhatan #7 site on the Ohio River, which is owned by the Monroe County Port...

Twenty-three receive OEC Children of Members scholarships

Aleah Schrock, Rachel Partington, and Carson McCarthy received first, second, and third place, respectively, in the OEC Children of Members Scholarship competition. Ohio's Electric Cooperatives held its...

USDA announces details for Rural e-Connectivity pilot program

USDA Rural Development will begin accepting the first round of applications for the Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program on April 23 through the program's website. In March 2018, Congress provided $600...

Midwest Electric, Paulding Putnam to consider merger

The boards of Midwest Electric and Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) have voted to conduct a comprehensive study of consolidating the two organizations. If the study results are positive and both...

Ohio electric co-op network returns more than $34 million to consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Magen Howard 614.430.7833 mhoward@ohioec.org COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s electric cooperative network announced today that, in 2018, its 24 not-for-profit, consumer-owned...

Three students receive scholarships from Line Supervisors

Kaylee Harrison, Kerri Wagner, and Sierra Williams received first, second, and third place, respectively, in the Ohio Line Supervisors Association (OLSA) Scholarship competition. OLSA is an association of...

Eight receive Louise Freeland Scholarships from OEC

Ohio's Electric Cooperatives rewarded eight high school seniors for exceptional academic achievement in the Louise Freeland Scholarship competition, held February 26. Named in honor of a long-time employee...

Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative names general manager

Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative announced today that it has appointed Brian Hill of Zanesville as general manager, effective March 11, 2019. Hill Brian has served on the cooperative’s board...

Ohio Cooperative Living wins Haggard Award

Ohio Cooperative Living has won the prestigious 2018 George W. Haggard Memorial Journalism Award from NRECA. The Haggard Award annually recognizes the electric co-op publication demonstrating the most...

OEC’s S.A.F.E. Talks featured in RE Magazine

Dwight MillerDirector of Safety and Loss Control The Ohio's Electric Cooperatives safety and loss department's weekly briefings were featured in the January issue of RE Magazine. OEC's Stop And Focus...