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LMRE approves $18.4 million workplan

Includes new substation in Carlisle Twp., fiber-optic ring

Bright new faces help members save energy

Developing relationships with local businesses and members is a core part of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative’s services. Its vision statement says the cooperative strives to provide members with “highly reliable electric service, superior customer service, and innovative energy solutions.” Finding the best talent to help a cooperative prosper and grow is a difficult yet vital challenge. 

Herrick Memorial Library hosts Touch-a-Truck

A Lorain-Medina People Fund grant helped Herrick Memorial Library of Wellington host its second annual Touch-a-Truck event in July at the Wellington Eagles, celebrating the end of a successful summer reading program. Lorain-Medina’s mechanic Tyler Honoshofsky helped show off the features of a bucket truck to families, and 13 vehicles were on display. Participants included Wellington Schools, the Wellington Fire District, South Lorain County Ambulance District, Wellington Implement, and Wellington Street Department. About 75 disregarded clouds and rain and attended the event.

LMRE GM takes aim at Clean Power Plan

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative General Manager Markus Bryant took aim at President Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) at the LMRE annual meeting in July at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington.                                                    
Bryant said the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) CPP is “bad public policy” and is “all pain for no gain.”

Retiring trustee Ken Diedrick honored

etiring trustee Ken Diedrick drew a standing ovation from his fellow LMRE members at the annual meeting July 19 in recognition of his 36 years of service to the cooperative. 

Fox wins contested seat; Norris, Indoe re-elected to LMRE board

Kathleen Norton Fox of Carlisle Township won the District 3 seat in the 2016 Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees election. 
Fox, 58, defeated Michael Guarino, also of Carlisle Township, in the mail/electronic election, which saw 1,596 members cast ballots, representing about 12 percent of the total membership. The voter turnout is the second largest since the cooperative switched to a mail ballot in 2013 and 1,818 members cast votes. 

Black River School District takes advantage of rebate program

The Black River School District is one of several business members who have taken advantage of LMRE’s commercial/industrial lighting rebate program. 

LMRE to host Touchstone Energy® Hot Air Balloon

Clare-Mar Lakes Campground in Huntington Township presents the Wellington BalloonFest on Saturday, Aug. 20, and once again Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative will serve as one of the event’s sponsors. 
For the first time, LMRE will have the  Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives balloon join the field. Pilot Bob Scobee will be on hand to talk to fans until launch time. The balloons are scheduled to launch at 6:30 p.m., weather 
permitting. 

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