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Sullivan’s Brenda Wolfe named to LMRE board

Brenda Wolfe of Sullivan Township was appointed to the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees at its June meeting. 
She replaces Nova’s Paul Bowman, who resigned in February citing health concerns. 

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

Clare-Mar Lakes Campground in Huntington Township will once again present the Wellington BalloonFest on Aug. 22. Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative again will serve as one of the event’s sponsors. 
The hot air balloons are scheduled to launch at 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. 
The photogenic balloon glow is scheduled for sunset at about 8:45 p.m. 

Members lauded for dedication to co-op at Annual Meeting

About 1,100 registered members — nearly 2,300 total, counting families and guests — attended Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative’s annual Family Fun Day and business meeting at the Lorain County Fairgrounds.

While the cooperative’s youngest members enjoyed bounce houses, Jungle Bob’s wild creatures, face painting, balloon art, and “live-line” safety demonstrations by LMRE’s linemen during the Family Fun Day, the business meeting focused on appreciation for members’ participation in the programs of their cooperative.

People Fund grant helps feed local seniors

Lorain County Meals on Wheels offers nutritious, home-delivered meals to seniors living in Wellington, Camden, Huntington, Brighton, Penfield, Pittsfield and Rochester townships.
     The Meals on Wheels program received an important boost from the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative People Fund in April when it was awarded a $5,862 grant. 

People Fund aids Lorain County Sheriff Regional Bomb Squad

The Lorain County Sheriff Regional Bomb Squad now has advanced X-ray technology at its disposal thanks to a Lorain-Medina Rural Electric People Fund grant. 

Back by popular demand!

In 2014, the board of trustees wanted to attract younger families to the annual meeting.
    On a warm, sticky day, Family Fun Day attracted about 2,300 members and guests, which is slightly above the 10-year attendance average. The concept apparently worked, as 430 wristbands were issued to children. 
    Family Fun Day is coming back in 2015. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington. 

Trustee helps take co-op message to Capitol Hill

Dick Indoe is a well-respected Medina County farmer. He’s in the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame and the Ohio State University Dairy Science Hall of Fame. He has served as a Harrisville Township Trustee for 31 years. 
Indoe is also a member of the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees, a role he has had since 2000. And once a year, he becomes a lobbyist for the electric cooperatives. 

Trustee petitions available Feb. 9

Nominating petitions for the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees will be available Monday, Feb. 9, at the cooperative's office in Wellington Township.

Just like candidates running for school board or township trustee, cooperative members interested in a seat on the cooperative's board will need to take out a district nominating petition and secure at least 25 signatures from members residing in their district.

Petitions must be filed with the cooperative by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 9.

The maintenance map; System-aging study shows 60 percent of lines have been replaced since 2000

The Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Operations Department mantra is rather simple: Preventive maintenance is the cheapest form of maintenance.

It pays off in system reliability and member satisfaction. Fewer and shorter outages normally makes for happier consumers. To meet those expectations, a strategic plan needs to be in place and implemented.

the LMRE engineering team of Brad Warnement, Patrick Pifher and Lynn Hill have conducted and updated a system-aging study to determine the age of lines throughout the cooperative's service territory.

Youth Tour: Students can be part of something powerful

Tennis shoes. Check. Bottled Water. Check. Eagerness to learn and lead. Check, check. If you're a high school sophomore or junior looking for the trip of a lifetime, then the Rural Electric Youth Tour is the trip for you!

Imagine: a change to visit Washington, D.C., for one week, with about 40 students from Ohio. You'll have the opportunity to visit Ohio's congressional delegation. You'll see many of the famous sights of the nation's capital. And the best part? It won't cost you a penny.

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