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  • LEDs are shining bright in Spencer
  • Youth ambassadors tour Washington, D.C.
  • Safety is key to summer fun
  • Trustees, employees tour Allied Waste


  • Join the Cooperative for Family Fun
  • Chatham to celebrate bicentennial
  • People fund steps up to bat

June 2018

  • National search for President to start
  • Let the voting begin
  • Rural America common sense
  • 2018 Trustee elections begin June 13
  • The power of change
  • Meet the scholarship winners
  • Construction and maintenance
  • Project Ohio
  • Appreciating the front line
  • Brighter times ahead
  • November wind storm impacts 2017 outage statistics
  • People Fund clear on the call
  • Community-supported agriculture takes root

February 2018

  • Trustee nominating petitions available Feb. 12 
  • People Fund trustees appointed
  • Employees and trustees honored at recognition dinner
  • Dispelling time-of-day rate misconceptions
  • Interested in a life-changing leadership experience in Washington, D.C.?
  • Rate adjustments effective Jan. 1
  • Rate adjustment effective Jan. 1
  • No name storm causes 3,000 outages
  • Capital credits on Dec. bill
  • Midview Schools, LMRE converts parking lot lights to LEDs
  • Hurricane Irma no match for the cooperative spirit
  • Where does my electricity come from?
  • Community Solar, officially  unveiled
  • The Co-op Connections card puts value in your pocket
  • Board officers elected
  • 2016 outage record touted at annual meetin
  • Former employee remembered
  • solar subscriptions selling
  • Community Solar shines bright
  • LMRE sends two students to  Washington, D.C., for Youth Tour
  • LMRE to host tour of power plant Sept. 13
  • Co-op to introduce OurSolar on July 18
  • Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Board of Trustees election
  • 81st Annual Meeting & Family Fun Day

June 2017

  • 2017 trustee elections open June 14
  • 2017 Election Schedule
  • Senate president Obhof address co-op owners

May 2017

  • Construction and maintenance projects 
  • Meet the scholarship winners 

April 2017

  • People Fund grant helps save lives
  • Cooperative celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day
  • In the spotlight: Outlet shopping, a big draw for Burbank

March 2017

  • The power of maintenace
  • Meet the People Fund Board
  • Service with a "twist" in Spencer

February 2017

  • Cloverleaf Middle School science students view high-voltage safety demonstration
  • Trustee nominating petitions available Feb. 15
  • Retired board member to continue serving
  • Youth Tour: A life changing experience

January 2017

  • LMRE to add solar energy to its power mix
  • Interested in a life-changing leadership experience in Washington, D.C.?
  • Rate adjustments effective Jan. 1

December 2016

  • Rate adjustments effective Jan. 1
  • Capital credits refunds on December bill
  • HUG card: The perfect gift

November 2016

  • LMRE board members visit member-businesses on bi-annual system tour
  • LMRE members tour their power plant
  • Certification of active-duty deployment

October 2016

  • LMRE approves $18.4 million workplan
  • 2016 Wellington Balloon Festival
  • LMRE board elects officers
  • Memeber satisfaction scores continue to improve
  • In the spotlight; Lifelike 'reborns' deliver joy to many

September 2016

  • LMRE GM takes aim at Clean Power Plan
  • Fox wins contested seat; Norris, Indoe re-elected to LMRE board
  • Co-op president fights against voter apathy
  • LMRE to host member power plant tour Sept. 28
  • Bright new faces help members save energy 

August 2016

  • Clare-Mar Lake to host BalloonFest on August 20
  • Black River Schools receive $12,825 commercial/industrial lighting rebate
  • LMRE to host member tour of power palnt Sept. 28

July 2016

  • Co-op to celebrate 80 years at annual meeting 

  • 2016 Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees election

  • Ken Diedrick’s retirement end of era

  • Your bill gets a make-over 


June 2016

  • 2016 trustee elections open June 15

  • 2016 Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees election

  • Kasnyik earns 2nd scholarship

  • 2015 capital credits allocation notices distributed


May 2016

  • Construction and maintenance projects ensure system reliability

  • The Power League- engineering

  • 2016  Scholarship winners

  • 2016 Youth Tour Ambassadors


April 2016

  • National Lineman Appreciation Day, April 11

  • U.S. Supreme Court grants stay to Clean Power Plan

  • Cooperative seeks Adopt-A-Troop candidates


March 2016

  • Operations manager Kim Hinkle to retire

  • Spencer Feed is here to stay

  • Water heater installation, service to end April 1


February 2016

  • Water heater installation, service to end April 1

  • 2016 Youth Tour

  • Employees and Trustees honored

  • In The Spotlight: Home remodeling by Finish Line Construction

January 2016

  • Clean power plant: huge cost, little impact

  • Rate adjustments effective Jan. 1

  • The power of Operation RoundUp

  • In The Spotlight: Huntington’s Joyful BARKery focuses on pet nutrition

December 2015

  • Rate adjustments eff ective Jan. 1

  • Capital credits refunds on December bill

  • Capital credits show the cooperative difference

  • Findley State Park brings Nature Center back from the ashes

November 2015

  • Member satisfaction scores improve

  • In The Spotlight - All-in Outdoors

October 2015

  • Jordan says Clean Power Plan burdensome attack

  • Going up: Wellington Balloon Festival draws crowd

  • LMRE board re-elects officers

  • LMRE raises $1,000 for 4-H endowment

September 2015

  • Members lauded for fighting EPA regulations

  • Trustees elected in three districts

  • Treasurer reports 2014 was  strong year

  • Redesign brings fresh look to co-op website

August 2015

  • Sullivan’s Brenda Wolfe named to LMRE board

  • Clare-Mar Lakes to host Balloon Fest on Aug. 22

  • Safety is ‘key’ at LaGrange Safety Town

  • Lorain-Medina Rural Electric linemen complete annual training

  • LMRE sends 2 on Youth Tour

July 2015

  • Back by popular demand

  • Your 2015 Board of Trustees Election

  • 79th Annual Meeting & Family Day

  • Trustee helps take co-op message to Capitol Hill

  • People Fund aids Lorain County Sheriff Regional Bomb Squad

  • People Fund grant helps feed local seniors

June 2015

  • Incumbents unopposed in 2015 trustee election

  • Incumbents unopposed in 2015 trustee election

  • 79th Annual Meeting & Family Day

  • High visibility, great location for Shearer Equipment

May 2015

  •  Incumbents to run unopposed in trustee election; Trustee Bowman resigns, board to appoint successor 

  •  Don't wait for the mail! Use SmartHub or automated phone system to check balances, pay bills

  •  Scholarship 2015 winners announced

  •  Washington D.C. Youth Tour winners announced

April 2015

  • National Lineman Appreciation Day April 13

  • Robotics grant from People Fund helps Black River stabilize science program

  • Timing is Everything: Cost condition, reliability system growth key factors in replacing lines

March 2015

  • Aging gracefully; Study shows power lines still have plenty of life even at 30-40 years old

  • Capital credits list: LMRE may have money for someone you know

  • Spring clinging delivers safe, reliable power

February 2015

  • The maintenance map

  • Trustee petitions available Feb. 9

  • LMRE employees and trustees honored at annual recognition dinner

January 2015

  • People Fund has outstanding year, issues $82,000 grants during 2014

  • Rate adjustment effective Jan. 1

  • LMRE submits 4,246 letters to EPA

December 2014

  • Rate adjustment effective Jan. 1

  • Capital credits refunds surpass $20 million to members

  • Germany's expensive energy policies pose warning

November 2014

  • Co-op halts large-capacity water heater sales

  • LMRE needs your phone number

  • Help stop the EPA from shutting down our power plants

October 2014

  • Members give co-op strong marks on survey

  • Chatham Fire Department receives grant to replace outdated cardiac monitor

  • October is National Co-op Month

September 2014

  • General manger takes aim at EPA regulations; LMRE members learn more about regulatory issues at annual meeting

  • Family Fun Day draws new faces to annual meeting

  • Nova's Paul Bowman wins District 7; Rowland and Eaton return to board seats

August 2014

  • Tell EPA can't afford high electric rates

  • Protect investment in cooperative, Speaker Batchelder urges at ACRE breakfast

  • Take a tour of Cardinal Generating Station

July 2014

  • Common Ground's canopy tours to bring unique view of Vermilion River Valley

  • Board of Trustee candidate bios

  • LaGrange Police Department receives grant for upgrades to Safety Town equipment

June 2014

  • 2014 co-op board election open June 18

  • Over-regulation leads to higher electric bills

  • Barn quilts going up across Lorain County

May 2014

  • Two in Troy Twp. vie for Ashland County seat

  • Cooperative's construction, maintenance projects underway for 2014

  • Leadership Medina County Ag Day features farms in LMRE's service area

April 2014

  • A day in the life of a lineman

  • Herrick Memorial Library receives grant for summer reading program

  • Scholarship winners 2014

March 2014

  • Protect affordable, reliable electricity; Last call to tell EPA - use common sense in rule-making

  • Interested in becoming a trustee; Nominating petitions due March 9

  • Spring cleaning delivers safe, reliable power

February 2014

  • Nominating petitions available Feb. 10 for three seats on LMRE Board of Trustees

  • LMRE employees and trustees honored at annual recognition dinner

  • Board of Trustees appoints new member to the LMRE People Fund board

January 2014

  • Protecting affordable, reliable electricity; New resolve for the New Year

  • People Fund grant to Ruggles/Troy Fire Dept.

  • Has LMRE stopped growing?

December 2013

  • Been there, done that; Stringent EPA regulations for coal plants will test LMRE's ability to provide affordable, reliable power, general manager says

  • Phase 2 of Time of Day rate schedule begins Jan. 1

  • Capital credit refunds issued for 31st consecutive year

November 2013

  • Time for a call to ACTION! Protect affordable, reliable electricity

  • LMRE members, employees touring new & improved Cardinal Generating Station

  • Electricity may cost more, but remains good value

October 2013

  • LMRE earns safety achievement for eighth consecutive time

  • Member satisfaction level equals record high

  • New energy efficiency programs introduced for home and business owners

September 2013

  • GM Bryant pledges to fight Obama's "War on Coal"

  • Annual meeting updates

  • Eaton elected President of LMRE Board of Trustees

August 2013

  • Celia Kruggel retires from co-op board after 12 years

  • Rustic Lakes Campgrounds celebrating 40 years of family camping

  • Strong winds bring down lines in LaGrange and Penfield townships

July 2013

  • LMRE Annual Meeting July 23, 2013 - Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington, Ohio

  • Candidate profiles

  • Telemarketers calling co-op members to offer discounted rates break the rules.

June 2013

  • LMRE trustee elections open June 19; Co-op to conduct first system-wide mail, online election

  • Capital credit allocation notices distributed

  • 77th Annual Meeting; Tuesday, July 23, 2013

May 2013

  • Cooperative's construction maintenance projects underway for 2013

  • Gibbs says strong economy needs sound energy policy

  • Bryant testifies before department of energy in opposition to proposed water heater regulations

  • Two Litchfield members file petitions for board; Ken Diedrick and Dick Indoe to run unopposed

April 2013

  • Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center in Ruggles Township offers everything for your gardening needs

  • Cooperative members give back through LMRE's Operation RoundUp program

  • Scholarship winners 2013

March 2013

  • Nature's Garden, a one stop candle shop in Penfield

  • Dividing Lines

  • Ways to pay your bill

February 2013

  • LMRE employees and trustees honored

  • Nominating petitions available February 11 for Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees

  • High utility bills may be your own cotton-pickin' fault

January 2013

  • Johnny K's Powersports brings second store location to Harrisville Twp.

  • Rate adjustment effective January 1

  • People Fund grant assists Black River's Family & Consumer Science class

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