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Ohio Cooperative Living Magazine

Ohio Cooperative Living is the publication of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives and provided to all South Central Power members. Be sure to check the “inside pages” for information specifically about South Central Power.

To submit a story idea, manuscript or photo to Ohio Cooperative Living, contact Editor Jeff McCallister. He may be reached at 614-846-5757, memberinteract@ohioec.org or at 6677 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229. Please include your email address or daytime phone number.

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Check out the February issue of Ohio Cooperative Living! (with image of cover of magazine)February 2023 – Meet the people keeping the lights on, improving transmission systems expensive but necessary, accepting submissions for the annual Youth Tour

January 2023 – The new Hocking Hills State Park Lodge, scholarships and Youth Tour applications for high school students, and a wrap up of our member meetings in November

December 2022 – President & CEO Rick Lemonds looks back on 2022 and ahead to an exciting and challenging new year, bundle up with energy savings this winter, info on the 2023 scholarship award program

November 2022 – Laurelville Fruit Farm, South Central Power Company Foundation makes grants to school projects, employment opportunities for veterans and those currently serving, member meetings in November

October 2022 – The benefits of co-op membership, annual meeting recap, beware the “vampire load” and more

September 2022 – Are you disaster-ready?, three students participate in Youth Tour, Farm Science Review coupon, and the capital credit reallocation notice

August 2022 –  Helpful info about how reducing energy use reduces bills, co-op careers, the Hocking Hills’ John Glenn Astronomy Park, and the capital credit reallocation notice

July 2022 – Stay safe and avoid fees with unauthorized equipment access, Fleet keeps the power rolling, People behind  your power profile with Adam Dittoe, 2022 annual meeting

June 2022 – South Central Power Company Foundation Year in Review, 2022 scholarship recipients

May 2022 – 2021 annual report

April 2022 – Line worker appreciation month, plant the right tree in the right place, be energy efficient on Earth Day and beyond

March 2022 – Move over (Al’s roadside story), all about solar, our election process

February 2022 – Keeping costs in check for you, rate adjustment coming in April, electricity remains a good value, take advantage of paperless billing, Youth Tour

January 2022 – Transmission system upgrades increase flexibility and reliability, comes at a cost; new office now open in Lancaster; portable space heater efficiency, scholarship deadline

December 2021 – South Central Power donates $10,000 to keep kids warm, Youth Tour update, scholarships, moving to new facility at 720 Mill Park Drive in Lancaster

November 2021 – South Central Power member wins recipe contest, stay safe and don’t touch electrical equipment, salute to veterans including grant for Tri-State Military Veterans Museum and profiles of two employees who recently returned from duty in the Middle East, be energy efficient this winter

October 2021 – Message from the chairman, year in review, trustees reelected at 85th annual meeting

September 2021 – Be prepared for storms and other disasters, $1,000 grant award winners, our energy mix, unclaimed capital credits

August 2021 – Return to our county fairs, #Lineman2Lineman program returns to HS football, Why did my lights flicker?, and capital credits reallocation list for 1996

July 2021 – Operation Round Up update, who’s your energy advisor?, employee spotlight on Ben Messenger, annual meeting update.

June 2021 – South Central Power celebrates 85 years, 100 scholarship awardees

May 2021 – 2021 co-op update, by the numbers, 85 years of service

April 2021 – Line worker appreciation month, board nominations for five districts, new Hillsboro office opens in May

March 2021 – Virtual member meetings, employee spotlight on Marlene Roman, pole inspections, appliance rebates

February 2021 – Meter disconnection safety, security systems current promotion

January 2021 – Honoring our veterans in Highland County, beware of energy bill scams, generator safety tips, scholarship application deadline

December 2020Learn how cold weather affects your bill, 2021 scholarship opportunities, transmission line upgrades, many ways to pay, important notice

November 2020Virtual business meeting recap, spotlight on South Central Power veterans, Operation Round Up  2019 statement of operations, hearing from our elected officials

October 2020– October is National Co-op Month, spotlight on member service, meter upgrades complete, budget billing adjustments coming in October

September 2020 – Preparedness month, prepare now for savings later, reporting outages, substation improvements, capital credits reallocation notice

August 2020 – South Central to resume disconnects and late fees in August, employee spotlight on Christopher Morrow, grants have immediate impact on community, capital credits reallocation notice

July 2020 – Tips and tricks on energy and more, employee spotlight on Mark Stackhouse, member-owned solar tips, many ways to pay

June 2020 – South Central donates to foodbanks, 2020 scholarship recipients, employees respond to COVID-19, changes to 2020 Annual Meeting

May 2020 – South Central Power update, pandemic response

April 2020 – Board nominations for districts 1, 8 & 15, line worker spotlight, electrify your lawn care

March 2020 – Member meetings begin this month, the people behind your power, fridge/freezer rebates, Wattsun hits the streets

February 2020 – $15,000 in donations help combat opioid crisis, rate adjustment coming in April, member meetings coming, tips to avoid scams

January 2020 – Three DIY efficiency projects to tackle this year, South Central Power Company Foundation celebrates $3 million milestone, apply for Youth Tour

December 2019 – Meet South Central’s new electric vehicle, hearing from elected officials, scholarship deadline approaching, how to stop annoying retail choice calls

November 2019 – Artista Rock School, What can South Central’s website and app do for you, Lineman of the Week program

October 2019 – Budget billing adjustments in October, Annual meeting wrap up, October is national co-op month

September 2019 – A review of the cost of having power available 24/7, Youth Tour delegates to go Washington, D.C., capital credits reallocation notice

August 2019 – South Central Power members support veterans’ healing garden, #Lineman2Lineman football awards, learn about electric safety at live line demonstrations, capital credits reallocation notice

July 2019 – Call us before making purchases to save energy, new security technology and July promotion, connecting with us through texting and our new app, South Central Power Company Foundation report

June 2019 – Spring member event wrap up, Operation Round Up grant awardee Highland County North Joint Fire and Ambulance District, Annual Meeting save the date

May 2019 – State of the co-op, commercial lighting rebate, member satisfaction survey

April 2019 — New South Central app, scholarship awards, board nominations, commitment of lineworkers

March 2019 — Member events this spring, Operation Round Up grants, budget billing, Don Frank appointed to board of trustees, grant helps hospital purchase plasma freezer

February 2019 — South Central invests in Fairfield Medical’s cancer center, enhanced billing and more

January 2019 — New South Central app coming in 2019, Operation Round Up benefits children’s museum, make your voice hear: join ACRE, use space heaters safely, Youth Tour 2019

December 2018 — High school football Lineman of the Game Award, scholarships available, legislative update with Congressman Steve Stivers, Operation Round Up grants and more

November 2018 — Solar open house, restoring power after Hurricane Florence, Connecting our Cooperative update

October 2018 — October is Co-op Month, account number changes, wrap up of annual meeting,  economic development investment in Monroe County, in memory of Dick Poling

September 2018 — New technology to bring benefits to South Central members, OurSolar update, Operation Round Up grants, benefits of community solar

August 2018 — Save energy with LEDs, Youth Tour, Solar array, Teays Valley schools receive lighting rebate, safe digging and appliance rebate

July 2018 — Member events were a success, Operation Round Up grants for 2017, South Central Power Company Foundation 2017 statement of operations, update on changes to 2018 annual meeting

June 2018 — Celebrate South Central Power’s new solar facility, statement of revenues and expenses, members get up-close look at co-op during spring open houses, linemen participate in Project Ohio, Canal Winchester office update

May 2018 — Capital credits, your voice in action at the co-op, official notice of the meeting of the committee on nominations, member feedback

April 2018 — Pollinator program and scholarship, employees are the energy of our communities, member events this spring

March 2018 — Keeping the lights on, easy being green with OurSolar, changes to payment by phone process, outage reporting made easy

February 2018 – OurSolar offers clean affordable power for members, 2018 member meetings come to a South Central office near you, South Central Power rebate programs, No Barriers programs for disabled veterans, Operation Round Up

January 2018 – Resolve to save this winter, Co-op Connection Card savings, advocating for our members, Security systems, scholarship deadlines