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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.

LMRE submits $4,246 letters to EPA

Ohio electric cooperatives are calling for the Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) to withdraw its "foolhardy endeavor" to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants and to develop rules that balance affordability and reliability.

The EPA comment period concluded Monday, Dec. 1, with cooperatives nationwide collecting more than 1.1 million comments in opposition to the agency's proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants. Ohio submitted 120,000 comments through Action.coop and TellEPA.com websites.

People Fund has outstanding year, issues $82,000 in grants during 2014

The Lorain-Medina Rural Electric People Fund celebrated its 16th year in 2014. Since its inception in 1999, the fund has awarded $1,212,414 in grants. Recipients include churches, emergency responders and schools throughout the cooperative service area as well as individuals served by LMRE.

In 2014, the People Fund Board of Trustees issued 34 grants totaling $82,511.

Capital credits refunds surpass $20 million to members

For the 32nd consecutive year, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative's current and former members are receiving patronage capital credits refunds form their cooperative.

The cooperative's board of trustees approved a patronage capital credits refund of $1,281,641 at its November meeting. Including this year's refund, over $20.2 million has been returned to members since 1982.

Rate adjustment effective Jan. 1; Phase 3 of Time-of-Day program implemented

The Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees revised the cooperative's rate schedule at its October meeting, approving a $2 per month increase in the Basic Service Charge and increased the Time-of-Day rate spread between on-peak and off-peak rates by one-half cent per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

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