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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...

Exercising your privilege to vote

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives On Tuesday, May 8, Ohio opens the polls for registered voters to exercise the privilege of free selection in party primaries; to make your...

Aim for quality: Don’t cut corners with renovation contractors

Be sure to inspect energy improvements, such as replacement windows, to make sure they are installed properly before you make a final payment. Last month, I offered tips on how to hire a good contractor,...

Supporting fallen linemen

Chris Landers, top right, and his mother, Mary, bottom center, with his siblings and father last May. Landers, a lineman from Oklahoma, was killed on the job in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Mary Allison) "I'm...

A lineman’s life

Barry Wisniewski gives a safety demonstration to a young attendee at Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting of members. Being a lineman is more than a profession; it's a description of...

Learning our lessons

Our COLT training facility allows for hands-on apprentice and journeyman lineworker training for Ohio linemen. As spring blooms across Ohio, we also prepare for the inevitable thunderstorms that accompany...

Finding the right contractor

An energy auditor can help you determine the work you will hire a contractor to do. Renovations can be the perfect time to improve your home's energy efficiency. To make sure you get those energy savings,...