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community solar shines bright

Construction of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative’s solar array wrapped up just in time for the annual meeting. Energized in early July, there are 228 panels soaking up rays behind LMRE’s office on West Road in Wellington Township. 
Subscriptions to the energy output of these panels were made available for the first time to members attending the annual meeting last month. Any member interested in purchasing a subscription to the output of these panels can pick up a contract from the cooperative office during business hours or get one from the energy services advisor.

LMRE debuts community solar program; incumbents re-elected to board



Members of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric can now purchase solar power from the cooperative’s new OurSolar® program which was introduced to members at their 81st annual meeting July 18 at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington.

LMRE mourns loss of Fred Alspach

We are mourning the loss today of Fred Alspach, who worked 36 years for Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative. He died tragically Wednesday morning, July 19, in a motorcycle accident in the Village of Wellington.

2017 Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Board of Trustees election

The 2017 Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees election opened and continues through  11:59 a.m. on Friday, July 14. All members received a ballot in the mail. Videos with each of the candidates can be viewed at  

Co-op to introduce OurSolar on July 18

The 81st annual meeting of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative will be held Tuesday, July 18, at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington.
The cooperative will be introducing its new OurSolar program. Presentations outlining the program will be given at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  

Outlet Shopping: A big draw for Burbank

Ohio Station Outlets near Burbank is a premiere shopping destination for northeast Ohio. Built in 1996 as the Buckeye Factory Shops, Ohio Station Outlets has been rebranded to attract a more diverse set of stores and to provide a pleasant experience for the customers. 
“We work hard to provide a unique, fun, and exciting experience for our shoppers,” said General Manager Trinity D’Andrea Elmiger. “We want to offer more than shopping. We want to offer a family experience, a time to make memories. This makes it fun, unique, and rewarding for us to work here as well.”

Cooperative celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day

Every day, linemen enter extreme danger to protect lives and bring us all the conveniences of modern living. They rise 40 feet above the ground with harnesses and safety gear, dancing between snakelike wires that, if improperly handled, can easily erase their lives in a massive jolt of electricity. 
Lineman Appreciation Day celebrates those dedicated people who work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. America’s electric cooperatives designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. 

People Fund grant helps save lives


The Lorain-Medina People Fund, along with other organizations in the Wellington area, provided funding to the South Lorain County  Ambulance District (SLCAD) to purchase a Lucas® 3 Chest Compression System. 
This high-tech, life-saving gear is designed to help improve the chance of survival for sudden cardiac arrest victims and improve operations for first responders. Performing 102 compressions per minute, the Lucas 3 can be deployed quickly with minimal interruption to patient care. 

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Support Trump Clean Power Plan Executive Order

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Support Trump Clean Power Plan Executive Order

Columbus, OH—Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives President and CEO Pat O’Loughlin today voiced his support of President Trump’s signing of an executive order on the Clean Power Plan.

Community Solar project

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative plans to begin construction on a community solar project in late March that will allow its members to purchase the output of the panels.


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