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Bret Surdock - Manager of Information ServicesAttica & Wellington, OH – (August 2, 2019) North Central Electric and Lorain-Media Rural Electric cooperatives (together as Federated Energy Services Cooperative, Inc.) announces the hire of Bret Surdock, the new Manager of Information Services, a newly created position, that will serve both cooperatives.


COLUMBUS, OH (July 19, 2019) - North Central Electric Cooperative, the sister cooperative of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative, board trustee Nick Wagner spoke on behalf of Ohio’s 24 electric cooperatives in a round table discussion at Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives in Columbus last week to express approval for the Environmental Protecti

Ketvertes named new Director of Communications

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric and North Central Electric have selected Shannon Ketvertes as the new Director of Communications for both cooperatives.

LMRE employees make Commitment to Zero Contacts

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric employees have agreed to take part in the Commitment to Zero Contacts initiative as part of the cooperative’s drive to continue operating as safely as possible. This initiative, introduced by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange at the April 2018 Safety Leadership Summit, aims to help eliminate serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) due to electrical contact, while also enhancing cooperative safety programs. 

Bear Claw Cheesecake Co. hits the sweet spot in Huntington Twp.

Mikaela Bush Ziegler seems to have mastered juggling her many interests. A teacher at Madison Local Schools in Mansfield, she enjoys renovating the Huntington Township farmhouse she and her husband recently moved into. As if that wasn’t enough to fill her spare time, she’s also a successful small business owner, operating Bear Claw Cheesecake Co. from her home.

Ziegler began Bear Claw Cheesecake, a USDA-certified home bakery, two and a half years ago on her 22nd birthday, combining her love of baking with the entrepreneurial spirit she’s had since she was a child. 

People Fund starts off the new year with full community grants

The Lorain County Office on Aging and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad enjoyed a great start to the new year when they both received grants from the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric People Fund in January. 
The People Fund board awarded the Office on Aging $3,000 toward their Meals on Wheels program in the southern satellite office in Wellington. They deliver meals to senior citizens who are homebound or have limited abilities to prepare meals for themselves.

Looking back at 2018, LMRE annual outage report

In Ohio, weather-related outages occur in every season. To make matters worse, a variety of other problems, ranging from curious critters to human errors, often cause power outages as well.

D’s House of Cakes bakes joy into every bite

For those who have a sweet tooth, indulging in a nice treat every once in a while is one of life’s greatest pleasures. For Denise Rutkowski, owner of D’s House of Cakes in Brighton Township, it’s all about making other people smile. 

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. 
The difference between on-peak and off-peak electric generation charges will increase from 3.5 cents to 4 
cents per kWh. 

LMRE board appoints district 6 trustee

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative People Fund Chairman Joe Swinko of Litchfield Township was appointed at the December meeting to fill the vacancy on the cooperative’s board of trustees.
He fills the District 6 seat vacated by Roy Norris, who resigned in October when he moved from the cooperative’s service area. District 6 covers Litchfield, Liverpool, and York townships in Medina County and Grafton Township in Lorain County. 


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