Statewide Services

COVID-19 outbreak highlights need for high-speed internet in rural Ohio

Miller With employees across the state working from home and schools closed through the end of April, the lack of high-speed internet access in rural areas has put many Ohio families at a significant...

Project Ohio returns safely after Guatemalan border closure prompts early departure

https://youtu.be/rPfWsK5fLEc https://youtu.be/kI-c7bZu-Xw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ1U_1ALy24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjn-tpfqbpk The closure of the Guatemalan border on March 16...

Louise Freeland, OLSA scholarship winners announced

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives rewarded 11 high school seniors for exceptional academic achievement in the Louise Freeland and Ohio Line Supervisors Association (OLSA) scholarship competitions, held February...

FCC chairman attends broadband roundtable in Marietta

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, hosted a broadband roundtable this week in Marietta. At the session, Washington Electric Cooperative General Manager/CEO Jeff Triplett, right, met Ajit Pai, left, chairman...

Thirty-two graduate from Cooperative Leadership Edge

The 2019 class of Cooperative Leadership Edge was honored at a graduation ceremony on December 19. Thirty-two employees of Ohio electric cooperatives and generation facilities graduated from the...

O’Loughlin: Ohio lawmakers play key role to help rural communities

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Washington politics have become so polarized that it can be tough for Democrats and Republicans to come together to tackle big...

Students visit COLT for ExploreAg Career Experience

OEC's Kyle Hoffman gave ExploreAg attendees a ride in a bucket truck - one of five interactive stations at the event. Approximately 30 students visited the Central Ohio Lineworker Training (COLT) facility...

Five receive Cooperative Intern Scholarships

Ethan Mullet, Jacob Wise, Dava Hennosy, Matthew Luikart, and Eliza Hershberger are winners of the 2019 Cooperative Intern Scholarship from Ohio's Electric Cooperatives. The Cooperative Intern Scholarship...

Ohio co-op CEOs visit Capitol Hill to urge passage of RURAL Act

Co-op CEOs recently visited Capitol Hill to advocate for the RURAL Act. Nine Ohio electric co-op CEOs joined the OEC government affairs team for a visit to Washington, D.C., in late September. While on...

Twenty graduate from COLT journeyman lineman program

Twenty linemen, representing electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, recently received the journeyman lineman designation from the Central Ohio Lineworker Training (COLT) program upon completion of the...