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Co-op Spotlight: Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative

Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative's service territory is teeming with natural beauty. Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative (GMEC) serves 17,091 consumer-members in east-central Ohio. The...

Always on duty

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Across the state, Ohio's electric co-ops invest in new and updated equipment to bring electricity to your home or business on a...

Linemen: All in the family

Jake Wells and Frank Wells Electric cooperatives are often thought of as "family" — after all, they share common principles and a commitment to their communities that make for relationships that go...

Co-op Spotlight: Pioneer Electric Cooperative

Service and generosity are traditions at Pioneer Electric Cooperative. Pioneer Electric Cooperative, based in Piqua, is a celebrity among cooperatives, if there can be such a thing. On Nov. 14, 1935, just...

#WhoPowersYou

Midge and Bob Custer, of Woodstock, Ohio, operate Downsize Farm. Two Ohio electric cooperative nominees have been named winners in a national contest by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, the nationwide...

Co-op trustees: Strong voices, guiding hands

“I’ve always been someone who was asking whether there was a better way of doing something, and I think trustees should always think that way, always be on the lookout for ways to improve the...

And the winner is…

They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. However, the opposite holds true for Ohio Cooperative Living. This month marks the two-year anniversary of the publication's debut, when we...

Looking ahead

Credit: Getty Images Ohio's electric cooperatives had a busy and successful 2018. As we look ahead to 2019, we're excited about the opportunities to work safer, to work smarter, and to inspire greater...

Island power

Two 4-mile-long underwater cables from Marblehead on the mainland supply power to Kelleys Island. Supplying electricity to an island is no small feat. Supplying reliable electricity to the largest American...

Kelleys Island: Old and new

David Ervin and Knute Lahrs say a big part of their respective jobs is simply to help keep co-op members happy. Ervin is the only full-time HWEC employee stationed on the island, while Lahrs was the...