Every day, lineman enter extreme danger to protect lives and bring us all the conveniences of modern living. They rise 40 feet above the ground with harnesses and safety gear, dancing between snakelike wires that, if improperly handled, can easily erase their lives in a massive jolt of electricity.
Lineman Appreciation Day celebrates those dedicated people who work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. America’s electric cooperatives designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
Submitted by tleasence on Fri, 04/14/2017 - 9:25am
For the fifth straight year, the three races for the North Central Electric Board of Trustees will be uncontested.
Running unopposed are Kevin E. Bishop, District 1 (Crawford and Richland counties); Dennis W. Schindler, District 2 (Wyandot County); and Nick W. Wagner, District 3 (Reed, Thompson, and Venice townships in Seneca County, plus Lyme, New Haven, Norwich, Richmond, and Sherman townships in Huron County).
Submitted by tleasence on Fri, 04/14/2017 - 9:24am
Nominating petitions for three district seats on the North Central Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees will be available Monday, Jan. 9, at the cooperative’s office in Attica.
Cooperative members interested in a seat will need to secure at least 25 signatures from members residing in their district, similar to the process that township trustees and school board members must follow.
Submitted by tleasence on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:21pm
There has been an uptick of phone calls from cooperative members reporting they have received phone calls from telemarketers asking about their electric bills. This is a violation of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) rules regulating competitive retail electric service providers.
Some cooperative members report repeated calls. Others have been told they can choose their wholesale supplier.
These callers are offering short-term discounted rates and guaranteed savings if they switch wholesale electric providers.
Submitted by tmazzonence on Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:48pm
This month marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans. Tiffin native and retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid is spearheading a community Patriot Day Salute celebration that will honor all first responders.
Submitted by tleasence on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:16am
North Central Electric Cooperative General Manager Markus Bryant took aim at President Obama’s Clean Power Plan at the cooperative’s annual meeting in June at the Seneca County Fairgrounds.
Bryant said the cooperative’s mission is to provide reliable electric service, a superior customer experience, and innovative energy solutions.
“Keeping electric rates competitive is our greatest challenge, especially given that the president of the United States is on record as stating that his plan is to bankrupt any utility that burns coal to generate electricity,” Bryant said.
Submitted by tleasence on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:15am
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