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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...

Independently working together

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Without exception, electric cooperatives throughout the state of Ohio are proud, ingrained resources for the communities they serve. Of...

Cooperative interns: Building a career

Everyone has to start somewhere, career-wise. Many times, that means internships for those who are trying to sort out possible paths. For decades, explorers who have come into an internship at an electric...

Rehberg named Touchstone Energy Brand Champion

Janet Rehberg, right, received the Touchstone Energy Brand Champion award from Lynn Moore, center, executive director of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Also receiving the Brand Champion Award were Kelly...