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Kroger Is Busier During a Crisis

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                Remember what happens when we have a prediction of a snow storm during the winter?  Everyone runs out to get eggs, milk, and other provisions, whether they need them or not. Aisles at the grocery are clogged and often shelves are bare – unless one gets there early.                 A similar phenomenon has occurred… Read More

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Debris Drop Off Stations Created

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The Athens County Public Information Officer's Network has announced the creation of three locations to dispose of debris from last week's storms.  They are in the following locations: Athens Township – Across from 8680 Elliottsville Rd. Dover Township – McDougal Rd. next to Hilltop Cemetery Alexander Township – Across from 8821 Cetner State Rd. The… Read More

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Debris Management Aid Available

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A debris management program is available for city residents still cleaning up after the recent storm. The program was created to help in the disposal of tree and other debris. Dumpsters are available for use at the following locations:    Dairy Lane Park parking lot    West of the Ohio University Innovation Center    16605 Canaanville Hills Rd. Curbside… Read More

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Kroger’s Voluntarily Reducing Electric Use

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                Kroger’s Columbus Division announced Thursday morning that it is reducing lighting in its 125 stores by one-third to help preserve energy during the current power crisis.                 The Columbus Division includes the Ohio Valley up to Wheeling, Steubenville/Wintersville and over to Portsmouth.  It includes Athens and the bulk of WOUB’s coverage area.                 Kroger… Read More

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AEP Ties Some Outage Prevention to Rate Hike

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                AEP president and chief operating officer Pablo Vegas, in a press conference Thursday morning, tied part of power outage prevention to AEP’s current rate hike proposal.                 When asked what AEP can do to prevent future massive outages, Vegas noted that AEP needs to improve the reliability of its major distribution system and that… Read More

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Three AEP Workers Treated for Heat Exhaustion

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                American Electric Power (AEP) announced this morning that, to date, three of its line workers have sought treatment for heat exhaustion while repairing the massive electrical outages caused by last Friday’s storms.                 Two were in the Columbus area and one in western Ohio, according to Pablo Vegas, president and chief operating officer for… Read More

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LE-AX Lifts Boil Order

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                The Le-Ax Water system has lifted its precautionary boil order, according to an announcement on its website, le-ax.com.                 The order was officially lifted at 3 p.m. Wednesday.                 Le-Ax officials, however, caution customers that the water may “appear milky due to air but will clear up over the next several days.”                 Customers… Read More

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AEP Updates Area Figures On Power Outages

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                As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, some 142,000 American Electric Power (AEP) customers are still without power after last Friday’s storms and 68 percent of those are in the Athens, Newark, and Fairfield County areas, according to AEP president and chief operating officer Pablo Vegas.                                                 The three areas total about 96,000 customers still… Read More

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Audio Update for Thursday July 5, 2012

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Motorists are backed up on a major highway connecting to Port Columbus International Airport, but power is restored before the morning rush.  Power companies report steady progress in restoring power lost in recent storms.  These stories are in your morning audio update from WOUB News.