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AEP Asks For Conservation

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(AP) – An Ohio power company is urging customers to conserve electricity Tuesday afternoon or risk further outages. American Electric Power-Ohio is still working to restore power to about 287,000 residents, the majority in central Ohio. The company said unless usage drops Tuesday afternoon it will be forced to take circuits offline, which would cause… Read More

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Buckeye Rural Working To Restore Power

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Dozens of Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative workers are laboring to restore service to customers in the utility's nine county service area. Member Services Manager Bryan Long says electricity was turned back on to roughly 5,000 members Monday but as of this morning 2,600 were still affected by Friday's storm outages.   "The wind and the… Read More

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Morning Audio Update For July 3


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The latest outage reports from American Electric Power show Southeast Ohio still has a large number of customers without electricity following Friday's storm. Half of the Wayne National Forest remains closed through the holiday week. Details in your morning audio update.

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Half Of Wayne Nat’l Forest Closed

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Most of the Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio will remain closed this holiday week in the aftermath of Ohio's severe storms. Forest offices reopened Tuesday, and some Athens- and Marietta-area campgrounds and recreational areas also were reopened.   However, nearly 137,000 acres, or more than half of the forest, remained closed.   The Leith… Read More