Ohio Cooperative Living

Hike, bike, or ride?

Blue Hen Falls at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (photo by Chip Gross) Ohio is privileged to have a national park within its borders: Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Lying between Cleveland and Akron, CVNP...

All aboard!

Carol and Tom Schlueter bring the Freedom Train to fairs, festivals, and other events around western Ohio. The couple purchased the former airport baggage train from its original creator, Gary Katterheinrick,...

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...

Fun Ohio festivals!

Ohio Renaissance Festival Ohio Renaissance Festival Harveysburg Beginning Labor Day weekend, the woods at Renaissance Park become enchanted as the clock turns back to 16th-century England. Step into the...

Dog-friendly destinations

Photo by Jamie Rhein Ohio is generally a dog-friendly state — more than a third (36.6 percent) of the state's households include a canine resident — and research tells us that nearly two-thirds of dog...

Ohio at work

Plain City's Phoenix Bat Company (photo by Damaine Vonada) Manufacturers throughout the state open their doors to the public, offering tours to demonstrate how they produce everything from modern vehicles...

Kids’ recipe contest winner celebrates her ‘gotcha day’

Recipe contest winner Sasha Sloneker, age 11 Every year, the Sloneker family, Logan County Electric Cooperative members from West Mansfield, celebrates a little differently than many others do on...

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...