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North Central Electric members cast record number of votes at 82nd annual meeting


The North Central Electric (NCE) membership elected two incumbents and a challenger to its board of trustees in the cooperative’s first ever mail and online election. The winners of the 30-day election were announced at NCE’s annual meeting held June 12 at the Seneca County Fairgrounds, Tiffin.


North Central linemen help power Guatemala villages


Two North Central Electric Cooperative linemen were among a team of Ohio linemen who spent 18 days in Guatemala with Project Ohio, bringing electricity for the first time to two small impoverished villages.

People Fund helps cook up enthusiasm

Grant allows Buckeye Central PTO to host Cooking Caravan 

The Buckeye Central Parent Teacher Organization hosted the Columbus-based Cooking Caravan, as they squared off in culinary competition with funding from North Central Electric’s People Fund. 

The Cooking Caravan is a mixture of chefs, actors, artists, educators, and musicians with a passion for teaching and inspiring children about cooking healthy foods. Four chefs from Buckeye Central helped the Caravan professionals in a battle to see who could make the tastiest, yet healthy, meal. 

Penny Power

People Fund issues 20 grants totaling nearly $35,000 in 2017 

The power of maintenance

Weather impacts 2017 outage report

The number of outages in 2017 rose nearly 45 percent from 2016, as snow and high winds impacted North Central Electric Cooperative’s statistics.

The board of trustees reviewed the annual outage summary at its February meeting, which showed maintenance efforts and technology enhancements are paying dividends when it comes to providing reliable service. 

The 254 outages were two shy of NCE’s 10-year average. Weather-related issues caused nearly half of the outages. 

Creative do-gooders painting smiles one rock at a time

Similar to a creative game of hide-and-seek, the idea is pretty simple: paint a rock, then hide it. If you find a rock, snap a photo, post it on the Facebook page for Seneca County Rocks!, and then re-hide the rock.
So what exactly is the purpose of these groups, and what is it that they hope to accomplish?

Lighting upgrade and rebate brightens Buckeye Central Schools


North Central Electric Cooperative Energy Services Advisor Andrew Finton helped New Washington’s Buckeye Central Local School District upgrade its lighting to the more efficient LED technology. Buckeye Central Maintenance Supervisor Jarrod Clady is leading the project. 

Phone scam is targeting members

Multiple North Central Electric Cooperative consumers have called in to report that they received a suspicious phone call claiming to be coming from the North Central office. Scammers can be very smart and quite deceiving.


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