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Are we there yet? A Youth Tour journey

Olivia Velasquez delivers her powerful speech to the delegates of the NRECA annual meeting — an experience that helped propel her to attend Harvard University. Olivia Velasquez grew up in Gilboa, a tiny,...

Co-op Spotlight: Washington Electric Cooperative

Seneca Lake serves as a border between Washington Electric and Guernsey-Muskingum Electric's territories. Washington Electric Cooperative lies in the hilly Appalachian region of southeastern Ohio. Though...

Another year better

Credit: Getty Images Your electric cooperative has no higher purpose than to provide its consumer-members with reliable and affordable electricity and to do so in a safe and environmentally responsible...

Co-op Spotlight: North Western Electric Cooperative

Bryan, Ohio, home of North Western Electric Cooperative, is also the home of Spangler Candy Company's Dum Dums lolipops. North Western Electric Cooperative (NWEC) is nestled in the northwestern corner of...

Co-ops care: Member-funded charitable programs

Mid-Ohio Energy helps the Kenton Little League ensure that every kid has a spot. After serving the Army in the Vietnam War in 1968–69, Bill Pike returned to his home near Greenfield to get on with a...

Co-ops care: Concern for community

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives One of the things I love about working for Ohio's electric cooperatives is the opportunity to see honest caring in action in the...

Co-op Spotlight: Butler Rural Electric Cooperative

Hueston Woods State Park, which lies in Butler's service territory, is a popular outdoor getaway. Located between Cincinnati and Dayton, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC) serves over 11,600...

So what exactly is a cooperative?

Pattycake Bakery in Clintonville, Columbus, is a worker-owned cooperative. The moment they open the door, Pattycake Bakery patrons are greeted with the smell of freshly baked Marry Me Blueberry muffins and...

Celebrating the cooperative business model

Credit: Getty Images People working together for a common cause is nothing new. For those efforts to be sustainable over time requires operating principles — tenets that guide our actions and decisions....

Co-op Spotlight: South Central Power Company

Much of the Canal Winchester area in suburban Columbus is served by South Central Power. As the largest co-op in Ohio, South Central Power Company serves a broad population. From suburban city life to the...