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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. 

Cooperative Board of Trustees is refunding more than $1.4 million in patronage capital credits

For the 35th consecutive year, the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees is refunding more than $1.4 million in patronage capital credits to more than 19,100 current and former members. Most members will see the “Capital Credits Refund” as a credit on their monthly electric bill. If your refund exceeds $100, a check will be mailed later this month.   

LMRE names new General Manager

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative (LMRE) has selected the CEO of a southern Illinois electric cooperative to be its eighth general manager in LMRE’s 83-year history.

Lorain-Medina Board President John Eaton announced the hiring of Edward VanHoose, CEO of Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CECI) in Flora, Illinois, at the board’s October meeting. VanHoose will succeed Markus Bryant, who is retiring in January after 24 years with LMRE.

A-MAZE-ing family fall fun

Pittsfield Township corn maze and pumpkin patch is autumn tradition for many families.

Autumn is in full swing for Lou and Josh Brasee at Brasee’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Pittsfield Township, between Wellington and Oberlin on Route 58.

Trustees, employees tour Allied Waste

Every two years the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative operations department hosts a system tour for the board of trustees. This year’s tour featured a stop at Allied Waste Industries (AWI) in Carlisle Township in Lorain County .
Maintenance supervisor Chris Reineck led the group of LMRE trustees and employees on an informative tour of AWI’s Elyria location.

Safety is key to summer fun

The LaGrange Safety Town is a one-week course designed to teach a child safe practices for both at school and at home. The program educates children in a way that ensures they will grow into safe, healthy adults. The program is held each summer for children entering kindergarten at Keystone Schools. Each day the program explores different safety topics. 

Youth ambassadors tour Washington, D.C.

Carley Gonda and Blaise Sherlock of Keystone High attended Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., from June 8 to 14, representing Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative.

LEDs are shining bright in Spencer

Spencer residents traveling the streets of the Medina County village have probably noticed a new look. 
Starting in mid-June, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative (LMRE) has been gradually replacing the village’s 75 older lights with higher-efficiency LEDs (light- emitting diodes). The new lighting should provide the residents of Spencer with better lighting and increase their nighttime safety, while using less electricity.


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