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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...

Swing state: Ohio voters make statements in election

Republican Ohio governor-elect Mike DeWine and Ohio Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown Ohio's electric cooperatives were born out of politics. It was President Franklin D. Roosevelt, recognizing the...

2018: Year in Review

Electric cooperatives across Ohio had a busy and largely successful 2018, continuing to improve the reliability of your electric service while striving to hold down cost. Pat O'Loughlin, president &...