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Keeping the connection: Co-ops find new ways to communicate

Credit: Getty Images Somewhere among the archives belonging to Pioneer Electric Cooperative in Piqua is buried a postcard from a member notifying the cooperative that the power was out at his...

The Cooperative Difference

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives There's plenty that separates an electric cooperative from a typical electric utility. Though we provide essentially the same service to...

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...

Can solar work for my home?

Photo by Gray Watson Home photovoltaic systems have gained popularity in recent years — people are becoming more environmentally conscious at the same time PV technology has improved, costs have dropped,...

Farm bill front and center

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan listens to a point during a meeting with leaders from Ohio electric cooperatives during the 2018 legislative conferences in Washington, D.C. Ohio electric cooperative leaders joined...

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...

Broadband and prosperity

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives The internet has changed the way people live and work around the globe. Access to the internet is the emerging essential utility service....

Play it cool this summer

Credit: Getty Images As summer approaches, it's time to think about ways to make your home more comfortable when the sun beats down. Some of the solutions are low-cost, while others require a bigger...

Turning on the lights: Las Tortugas and San Jorge

Jobs ranged from setting poles and installing distribution line, to placing switches and bulbs in the homes. The group also delivered shoes, computer equipment, and water purification systems to the...