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2016 Scholarship winners

Each year, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative offers high school seniors whose parents or guardians are LMRE members the opportunity to vie for a college scholarship.

Black River students to represent LMRE on Youth Tour

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative will  send two Black River students as its ambassadors for the annual Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.
Samuel Brantley  and Jonathan Meredith earned the annual seven-day, all-expense-paid trip. 

National Lineman Appreciation Day, April 11

National Lineman Appreciation Day is held on the second Monday in April each year. It is a day set aside to show appreciation for their work and all they do to keep the lights on for cooperative members. 
“Our lineworkers are an important part of our overall employee team. They are essential to keeping the lights on. Without a well-maintained system, we do not have reliable electric service,” Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative General Manager Markus Bryant said.

In The Spotlight - the Joyful BARKery

Check out the video of January's "In the Spotlight" business, The Joyful BARKery of Huntington.

Capital Credits Refund

Approximately 19,100 former and current members of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative will receive patronage capital credit refunds this week

In The Spotlight - Findley State Park Nature Center

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. is committed to supporting our local member businesses. Each month we will put a business "In the Spotlight" in our Country Living magazine. Check out the video of December's "In the Spotlight" business, Findley State Park's new Nature Center.

Ohio's electric cooperatives challenge EPA's Clean Power Plan

Buckeye Power joined with other cooperative utilities in petitioning the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.on Friday, Oct. 23.

Rep. Jordan calls Clean Power Plan burdensome regulatory attack

Congressman Jim Jordan (Ohio Dist. 4) said President Obama’s called President Obama’s and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan a “burdensome regulatory attack on coal and an attack on the cost of energy.”

Mother nature is welcoming us back to school with warm temperatures this week


The heat is on this week. We have been notified by our power supplier, Buckeye Power, that they expect full load control Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. This will affect those LMRE members who have electric water heaters equipped with Load Control Switches.

Safety comes first

Line work is done in a very hazardous environment every day, and workers perform a wide variety of tasks. Much of the work is in the vicinity of or directly on power lines energized at 7,200 volts. If one mistake is made or if equipment fails, the results could be limb- and life-threatening.


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