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Community-supported agriculture takes root

Where does your fresh produce come from? How was it raised? By whom? And is it really “fresh”? Community-supported agriculture (CSA) addresses all these concerns. 
Food produced at a local CSA farm is grown by farmers who live locally. They are able to show their members where and how the food is raised. The food produced locally does not have to travel hundreds of miles or sit in warehouses. Lettuce Heads Aquaponics and Farm of Brighton Township fills this role.

People Fund clear on the call

Town and Country Fire Department receives grant for radios, board elects officers and welcomes new members

November wind storm impacts 2017 outage statistics

Constant maintenance program, technology continues to pay off

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative's annual outage statistics were looking impressive until 90 mph straight-line winds hit northeastern Ohio in November, skewing LMRE's numbers. 
For the other 11 months of the year, LMRE averaged 35 outages per month. In November, the number of outages more than doubled to 78. 

Sullivan rabbit-processing facility reaches 50-year milestone

LaDonna and Pete Henson own Briarwood Valley Farms in Sullivan and are proud to be celebrating 50 years of operation. 
LaDonna Henson wears many hats at work. “Pete and I are the owners, but I’m the glue that holds it all together,” she said. In the first year, only 35 rabbits were butchered, but the business recently butchered as many as 25,000 rabbits in a year. The business even stayed operational through a fire in 1988. 

Trustee nominating petitions available Feb. 12

Nominating petitions for three district seats on the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees will be available Monday, Feb. 12, at the cooperative’s office in Wellington. 

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.  

Petitions must be filed with the cooperative by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 12. 

Phone scam is targeting members

Multiple Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative consumers have called in to report that they received a suspicious phone call claiming to be coming from the LMRE office. 

People Fund trustees appointed

Joining the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric People Fund board in 2018 will be Jackie Johnson of Penfield Township and Cristy Edwards of Troy Township. They were each appointed by the cooperative’s board of trustees last fall.  

Rate adjustments effective Jan. 1

The new rate schedule for Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative went into effect Jan. 1 and will be reflected on members’ February bills. 

Dispelling time-of-day rate misconceptions

Last fall, we mailed everyone a Time-of-Day (TOD) Rate magnet showing our on-peak and off-peak hours for the calendar year. We have always been concerned that members may not understand the concept behind this rate. 
Last spring, we conducted our annual customer satisfaction survey and asked members a series of questions regarding their familiarity with the TOD Rate. The results were encouraging. Eighty-three percent said they were aware of it, and the percentage rose to 93 after being prompted by the person conducting the survey. 


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