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Away from light pollution, a stargazer’s sanctuary in Geauga County ALSO INSIDE Breaking down electricity costs Ohio’s ‘biggest’ claims to fame Splendor on the Potomac Eagle

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When it’s not warding off vampires, the culinary wonder is adding marvelous flavor and luscious aroma to almost any savory recipe.


Only a few fish could make a case to become Ohio’s state fish. The smallmouth bass would be right up at the top of the list.


Marysville (p. 4) Sunbury (p. 6) Lima (p. 10) Montville (p. 30) Frazeysburg (p. 34) Cleveland (p. 36) Sugarcreek (p. 36) Warren (p. 36) Columbus (p. 37) Logan (p. 37)

From apple baskets to washboards to drumsticks, Ohio is home to several of the world’s largest things.




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t’s often said that bigger is better, and there’s some evidence to support that when you look at Ohio’s contributions to the “world’s largest” things (Page 34).

We all know deep down, though, that bigger is not always better. Take your electric cooperative as an example. By electric utility standards, cooperatives are pretty small. But with that comes local control and accountability to your community that are hard to find in large corporations. The people who serve on the board that governs your cooperative and the employees who work there are all part of your community. That helps them to be responsive to their members’ needs, and it positions your cooperative to be better able to respond quickly, when needed. But what about the advantages of being big? Shouldn’t large utilities be able to use their size and purchasing power to better manage costs? Ohio’s electric cooperatives recognized long ago that to keep costs down, some things are better done on a larger scale. That’s why the 25 electric cooperatives providing service in Ohio banded together to form Buckeye Power back in 1959 — to be able to produce electricity at a lower cost. Buckeye has also partnered with other utilities on projects through the years to gain even greater economies of scale. That’s both helped us keep our costs down and allowed us to invest in state-of-the-art environmental control equipment to keep our environmental footprint as small as we can. Cooperatives around the country have jointly formed other service organizations — information technology companies, liability insurance and financing organizations, even telecommunications providers — and these strategic partnerships also help us keep costs down, because we know that bigger is NOT better when it comes to your electric bill. Buckeye Power provides affordable generation and transmission services to your cooperative; your local electric cooperative provides reliable and affordable distribution services; and we all capitalize on the many cooperative partnerships. The goal is to keep costs down because at the end of the day, we’re accountable to you, our members.


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Patrick O’Loughlin President & CEO Patrick Higgins Director of Communications Jeff McCallister Managing Editor Samantha Rhodes Associate Editor Contributors: Colleen Romick Clark, John Egan, W.H. "Chip" Gross, Heather Juzenas, Patrick Keegan, Catherine Murray, Jamie Rhein, Craig Springer, Damaine Vonada, Kris Wetherbee, Rick Wetherbee, Margie Wuebker, and Diane Yoakam. OHIO COOPERATIVE LIVING (USPS 134-760; ISSN 2572-049X) is published monthly by Ohio Rural Elec­tric Co­op­eratives, Inc. With a paid circulation of 294,359, it is the official com­mun­ication link be­tween the elec­­­­tric co­operatives in Ohio and West Virginia and their mem­bers. Nothing in this publication may be reproduced in any manner without written permission from Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. All rights reserved.

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“The friendships! The food (sausage sandwiches and shakes from the Shake Shack) and then feeling grownup later when I got to work at those stands. I have so many memories of the people, too. Seeing my 4-H friends, camp friends, and just walking down the midway and running into people I know. My parents let me walk around with my friends unsupervised, so it was my first taste — Theresa and Kevi of freedom.” — Tierney Czartoski

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“The combination of smells!! From co tton candy and deep-fr ied deliciousness on on e side to farm life on the other!”

Did you know? Some historians claim that Canton, Ohio, residents Frank and Robert Menches invented the hamburger. In 1885, according to Ohio History Central, the brothers were selling pork sandwiches at the Erie Agricultural Fair in Hamburg, New York. Supposedly, they ran out of pork. So they purchased 5 pounds of beef, ground it, and mixed in several interesting ingredients — including coffee and brown sugar. They supposedly named their sandwich after the town where they first served the product. Demand reportedly was so high that the brothers continued to travel from fair to fair, selling their newly minted “hamburgers.” To learn more about Ohio iconic hamburgers, see Page 10.



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A member’s guide to wholesale power

The Wever family, members of Union Rural Electric in Marysville, take a keen interest in their electric bills.


ebecca and Ben Wever, members of Marysvillebased Union Rural Electric Cooperative (URE), attended their first co-op annual meeting this year, and they say it got them thinking more about the electricity they use.

Rebecca says she and Ben are keenly aware of events and factors that affect their energy bill, so the meeting was of particular interest. “My husband and I may be a little bit unusual there, but we want to protect our piece of paradise,” she says. “We always want to know why we pay what we do.” Just like every cooperative member, the Wevers get a bill every month. However, it’s sometimes not apparent what all the expenses are that make up that monthly energy bill. While URE distributes the power to the Wevers’ home, it’s Buckeye Power that generates and delivers that electricity to the substations owned by URE — and to all the other electric co-ops in Ohio. Buckeye Power is the generation and transmission cooperative that is owned by, and provides power to, all 25 Ohio-based electric cooperatives. Formed in 1959, Buckeye Power is focused on providing clean, safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to the member co-ops, who then distribute it to the nearly 400,000 homes and businesses in the state of Ohio.


Because we have secured enough capacity and because many of our environmental control investments are now behind us, rates are projected to be stable for the next few years.

—Tom Alban

Buckeye Power vice president

A closer look

The Wevers will find that about 61 percent of their monthly electric bill consists of charges from Buckeye Power, and that’s typical for Ohio’s local co-ops. Since Buckeye Power is a not-for-profit cooperative, power is delivered at cost. Any money Buckeye takes in above that cost is returned to the member cooperatives. “Buckeye Power was formed by and is operated solely for its members,” says Doug Miller, vice president of statewide services. The remaining 39 percent of the Wevers’ bill is URE charges that pay for the the installation, operation, and maintenance of the substations and power lines



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Cost of power

Ohio electric cooperatives and their energy provider, Buckeye Power, provide electricity to their members at cost, not for a profit. Here is a breakdown of the typical cost to deliver power to the 400,000 electric cooperative members in the state:


Generation: 53 cents Fuel, labor, taxes, debt service, and plant maintenance

that are required to deliver electricity to members’ homes and businesses.


Transmission: 8 cents Use of third-party lines to get power to your co-op's substations


Distribution: 39 cents Operating substations, maintaining power lines, and customer service

As a cooperative, Buckeye Power operates under the same cooperative principles as the local co-ops do. It is owned and governed by the Ohio electric distribution cooperative members, each having representation on the Buckeye Power board.

Buckeye also owns a share of the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation to add to the capacity, and all of those plants have been retrofitted with more than $1 billion in state-of-the-art environmental controls, according to Alban. “Because we have secured enough capacity and because many of our environmental control investments are now behind us, rates are projected to be stable for the next few years," he says.

Keeping costs down

Power from more than coal

Part of the board’s charge is to keep members’ costs as affordable as possible, and part of what goes into that is securing enough generation capacity to serve members’ needs. “Buckeye Power has taken a long-term approach to secure capacity that meets Buckeye’s overall goal of providing stable power prices in an affordable and environmentally responsible manner,” says Tom Alban, vice president of power generation at Buckeye Power. Cardinal Station, the coal-fired power plant on the Ohio River in Brilliant, is the workhorse of the Ohio cooperative generation fleet, generating 60 percent of the electricity needs of Buckeye members.

While Ohio’s co-ops continue to support and utilize affordable coal-fired generation for the bulk of their power, natural gas-fired plants provide an extra boost when more power is needed, and Buckeye Power has increased its investment in renewable sources, such as solar, wind, biomass, and hydropower, in an effort to take a more balanced approach. One area that continues to cause incremental cost increases is transmission delivery. Transmission lines are those that carry electricity from where it’s generated to the cooperative’s substations, and Buckeye Power doesn’t own those lines. Instead, it pays a third party to transmit electricity to the individual cooperatives for distribution to their members. As those third parties improve their lines, it’s likely to come with some increase in cost, but members should see the benefits in improved reliability. Meanwhile, the Wevers have been gratified by the work of the local co-op to keep their lights on at the lowest cost while still looking to the future.

Rebecca and Ben Wever of Marysville and their sons say they appreciate that their cooperative pays attention to the future while keeping costs down in the present.


“I’m glad that my co-op has installed some solar panels,” Rebecca Wever says. “I’m also really impressed with the steps that were taken to reduce emissions from the Cardinal power plant. It gives us comfort to know that all these decisions were made locally and we have a say in them. To know that my co-op is planning for the future is important to me.” JOHN EGAN is president of Egan Energy Communications (, a national communications firm.



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asey Longshore and his family are on a mission to improve soil quality at their Delaware County farm. Protecting drinking water by preventing runoff and nutrient losses at the farm are a high priority. In 2015, the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District named the Longshores the Conservation Cooperators of the Year. “We’d like not to be the bad guy,” Longshore says, referring to evidence that certain farming practices have led to water quality problems in Ohio waterways.

Adding gypsum-based soil enhancer has allowed Longshore to reduce his seeding rates.

Over the past five years, Longshore and his father, Randy, and his uncle, Robert, who farm together near Sunbury, have altered their tillage practices to improve soil structure, add organic matter, and minimize compaction. About half the 1,200-acre farm is now no-tilled, and they plant cereal rye and annual ryegrass cover crops to help decrease erosion.

Costly measures

Even with those measures, the problem of soil crusting persisted — rock-hard layers formed on the top of the field after spring rainfalls. That rock-hard layer not only makes it difficult for new seedlings to break through the surface, but it also causes fertilizer to run off into waterways instead of being absorbed into the soil.

The Longshores had to plant extra seeds, especially soybeans, to maintain their yield. It wasn’t uncommon for them to plant up to 200,000 seeds of soybeans per acre, when recommendations for optimum yield are usually between 120,000 and 170,000. 6

Gypsum alters soil structure

Then the Longshores discovered that adding gypsum (calcium sulfate) to the soil dramatically softened that hard surface.

Researchers at The Ohio State University have studied gypsum’s impact on soil nutrient loss, demonstrating 50 to 60 percent reductions in the phosphorus content of tile water in areas where gypsum has been added to the soil. That phosphorus is a prime culprit in the formation of harmful algal blooms in Ohio’s lakes in recent years.

After the first fall the Longshores applied the tan, powdery gypsum on their fields, they noticed their soil was softer and easier to plant the following spring. Their soybean seeding rates have since dropped by 30,000 seeds per acre, saving about $7,000 per year. Also, they no longer use sulfur fertilizers, because the gypsum supplies enough to support crop nutrient needs.

It comes from coal

Gypsum is a byproduct of “scrubbing” the emissions from coal-fired electric generation plants such as Cardinal Station in Brilliant, Ohio, which has an agreement with the Gypsoil brand of soil additive to use Cardinal's gypsum. Buckeye Power, the generation and transmission cooperative that provides power to the 25 Ohio electric cooperatives, owns Cardinal and has invested more than $1 billion in emission controls there (including the system that produces gypsum) that have made it one of the cleanest coal-fired generation plants in the world.

“Not only does scrubbing emissions help clean the air, but in the process we are improving soil, water, and agriculture,” says Tom Alban, vice president of power generation at Buckeye Power. “As a cooperative that genuinely cares for our community, that’s important to us.”



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ragonflies have long been considered a sign of good luck — and it seems with good reason. Much like hummingbirds, dragonflies are quite agile. They can fly both forward and backward with lightning speed, and can hover, dart, or change direction with ease. That aerial agility makes dragonflies highly efficient carnivores, with voracious appetites that help keep fly, gnat, and mosquito populations in check. They have even been known to snatch winged termites as they fly out of the ground. It’s no wonder that many consider these fascinating creatures a huge “good luck” asset for the garden and yard.

Species found in Ohio range from the petite elfin skimmer, which is less than an inch long, to the impressive darner, with wingspans up to 6 inches long. Of course, dragonflies range not only in size but in colors, including blues, greens, yellows, reds, and metallic hues. Some species may also feature various stripes and spots. Though we usually picture dragonflies in flight, they actually live most of their lives in water, as larva and nymphs. Winged adults, in contrast, live only a month or two, and can venture far beyond their aquatic homes to nearby gardens and yards. With the right plants and water sources, you might just make your own garden


or yard a favored perching, dining, and stopover destination.

Water wonders

Dragonflies need water to breed, lay eggs, and live their pre-adult lives. The winged adults also feed on insects found near water. As such, they are drawn to ponds, bogs, moist meadows, and wetlands, though you don't necessarily need a large pond to lure dragonflies into your yard.



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Any large pond in the area will support a large population of dragonflies that will venture out to nearby gardens and yards, and even a small water source may lure them to your outdoor space. Examples include a waterfall fountain, backyard fountain, bird baths with perching sticks laid on top, or a small pond kit in a size to suit your backyard needs. Even a waterfilled plastic wading pool will often bring them in.

Feature dragonfly-friendly plants

The diverse trees and shrubs that serve as the foundation for any wildlife garden are especially valued by dragonflies as hiding places and sources for food. Adding nectar-rich flowers such as asters, cleome, coreopsis, goldenrod, lavender, rudbeckia, salvia, and zinnias heighten the attraction by offering a continual bug buffet. If you have a backyard pond or water garden, be sure to stock it with aquatic plants and moisture-loving plants like cardinal flower, hostas, meadowsweet, or swamp milkweed.

Feature dragonfly amenities

Most dragonfly species need a minimum temperature of 50 degrees in order to fly. On cool, cloudy days, dragonflies bask on warm stones to raise their body temperature, so providing places to perch is one of the best ways to view these awesome creatures up close.

They will often perch on the small branches of trees and shrubs, so many of the plants in your garden can meet that need. Dragonflies also perch on anything from garden arbors and metal sculptures to bamboo poles used as a trellis for beans and cucumbers.

A flame skimmer dragonfly is easily recognized by its bright orange color.

Make your garden a safe haven

Attracting adult dragonflies is exciting in itself, but to ensure their continual presence, your outdoor oasis must be a safe place for them to visit. So ban the bug zappers that kill flies, moths, and mosquitoes, as they will zap and kill the dragonflies as well. Also, a no-spray policy is ideal, but if you must, then choose an organic option when spraying or using products in your garden, as pesticides and other chemicals that kill pest insects may also harm or kill dragonflies. Keep in mind that if you create a safe haven for dragonflies, they will return the favor by keeping mosquitoes, flies, and other pesky insects under control. Maybe they’ll even bring a bit of good luck your way.

Dragonflies need small sticks and thin branches on which to perch and sun themselves, and because they feed on insects found in or near water, they often are drawn to backyard ponds.




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Location: Besides the original Kewpee Hamburgers shop in downtown Lima, there are two other Kewpees on the city’s east and west sides.

Provenance: The roots of Lima’s Kewpee eateries go back to Flint, Michigan, where Sam Blair opened a “Kewpee Hotel” hamburger stand in 1923. The popularity of Kewpie dolls, a cherublike character that first appeared in an early 1900s comic strip, inspired its name, and because the hamburger shop pioneered fast food, as well as drive-through service, additional Kewpees soon sprouted. By the 1940s, some 400 Kewpee restaurants dotted the culinary landscape from New York to Wisconsin.

In 1928, Stub Wilson and his wife, June, opened a Kewpee on Kewpee's burgers are made Elizabeth Street in the heart of from fresh, local beef that's Lima. Though tiny, it had both walk-up and drive-up windows, ground daily. and along with 5-cent burgers, the Wilsons sold root beer, cola, milkshakes, pie, and coffee. Needing more space in 1939 for Lima’s growing number of Kewpee fans, the Wilsons replaced their first hamburger stand with a porcelain enamel and stainless steel, Streamline Moderne-style building. They mounted a Kewpie doll over the entrance and debuted a now-beloved local treat — the frosted malt, an ice cream-based concoction served in an ice-cold soda glass. After Stub Wilson’s death in 1967, Harry Shutt managed the restaurant, and he acquired ownership in 1980. Shutt also oversaw the


LIMA opening of Lima’s two other Kewpees and put french fries on the menu. Today, Shutt is president of Kewpee, Inc., while Scott Shutt, his son, is vice president and general manager.

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Significance: The downtown Kewpee is a Lima landmark that lives up to its slogan, “Your Grandpappy Ate Here.” By purchasing all the Kewpee trademarks and copyrights, the Shutts also made Lima the unofficial Kewpee Hamburgers capital. Of the five Kewpees known to exist, three are in Lima, and the others are Kewpee, Inc., licensees in Lansing, Mich., and Racine, Wisc. Currently: According to Scott Shutt, the secret of Kewpee’s success is offering a top-notch product. “Gourmet hamburgers are all the rage now,” says Shutt, “but we’ve always had gourmet-quality burgers. We just don’t charge a gourmet price.”

Kewpee burgers are made from fresh, local beef that the Shutts’ employees grind and patty daily. They also use specially selected tomatoes from Tennessee; hydroponically grown Bibb lettuce; and buns still made from the Wilsons’ recipe by a Lima bakery. A regular Kewpee burger costs $2.10, and the best-selling special burger with lettuce and tomato sells for $2.30. Frosted malt prices range from $1.30 to $2.60.


It’s a little-known fact that: The only days Lima’s Kewpee restaurants close are Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Kewpee Hamburgers shops, 111 N. Elizabeth St., Lima, OH 45801, 419-228-1778 (downtown); 1350 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima, OH 45804, 419-229-1385 (east); and 2111 Allentown Rd., Lima, OH 45805, 419-227-9791 (west). For information about hours and menu items, visit

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Passengers have their choice of riding in an open-air viewing car or in a closed one that’s heated and air-conditioned.


f a leisurely, relaxing train ride, combined with watching wildlife — particularly bald eagles — sounds like fun, you might want to head east to Romney, West Virginia, where, in the spring, summer and fall each year, the trains of the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad leave Wappocomo Station for a threehour, 35-mile round-trip deep into the mountains. The tracks parallel the south fork of the Potomac River, and the highlight of the trip is a wild stretch of stream where eagles soar. The “Trough,” as the stretch is known, is a steepsided, 6-mile-long narrow gorge, just wide enough for the river and the train tracks, and eagle sightings


there are commonplace. “Two active eagle nests are located high in the trees there, and our spotters help point out the eagles to passengers,” says Jodi Burnsworth, a spokesperson for the railway. “We even slow the train down so everyone can get a good look.” Burnsworth says travelers shouldn’t be discouraged by inclement weather, such as rain or overcast skies. “The birds are actually more active on those days because it’s cooler, so we see more of them,” she says. Just how many eagles might you see? “Every day is different,” she says, “but we usually see anywhere from a handful to as many as 20 or more.” Riders have their choice of two ticket options: club



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A trip on the Potomac Eagle brings scenic views and, yes, plenty of eagle sightings

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Riders may spot 20 or more eagles during their trip.

and coach. A club ticket includes a three-course dinner in a 1950s-era, climate-controlled lounge car, the meal served on reproduction Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad china. A coach fare is less expensive, and you ride in 1920s-era passenger cars. Everyone who rides the train has the option of visiting the two observation cars. One is a renovated baggage car with large, open windows. The other is an open-air gondola with bench seating and no roof. Alana Noble is a railroad employee whose husband is one of the train’s engineers. She says she’s seen some unusual and inspiring sights in her many times riding through the Trough — such as a bald eagle flying low carrying a snake in its talons, and another eagle that swooped down and plucked a rainbow trout from the river. “We almost always see deer,” she says, “and water birds like great blue herons and kingfishers are common along the river. If we’re real lucky, we sometimes spot a black bear.” In addition to seeing wildlife, riders hear stories dating back to the 1700s told by the train’s narrator. “There’s a lot of interesting history in this area of eastern West Virginia, from the Civil War period all the way back to the French and Indian War,” Burnsworth says. The Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad has been operating for 26 years. It begins its season in mid-May, running on weekends through September. During October, the train operates seven days a week. If you’d like to catch the peak autumn colors, make reservations for mid-tolate October. There are also special trips on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and a fireworks train around the Fourth of July. An all-day trip (eight hours) is offered the last Saturday of each month.

Every day is different, but we usually see anywhere from a handful to as many as 20 eagles or more.

— Jodi Burnsworth

Railway spokesperson

Since only the club cars are heated/air-conditioned, Burnsworth has a last bit of advice. “Dress for the weather,” she says, “and don’t forget a camera and binoculars — you’ll definitely have opportunity to put both to good use.” W.H. “CHIP” GROSS, a member of Consolidated Electric Cooperative, is Ohio Cooperative Living’s outdoors editor. Send him an e-mail at

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, 149 Eagle Dr., Romney, WV 26757. For information, call 304-4240736 or visit




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GARLIC People have been using garlic, that pungent-but-delectable culinary wonder, since the beginning of recorded history. Of course, the “smelly rose” is an indispensable kitchen staple for its marvelous flavor and luscious aroma, but the wonders of garlic don’t end with the palate. While it may or may not ward off vampires, its health benefits have been known for millennia, and recent studies show it may even prevent certain types of cancer. So enjoy this month’s recipes — and check out the Cleveland Garlic Festival, Aug. 26 and 27.




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4-lb. boneless chuck roast 1 tsp. garlic salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 large onion, sliced 1 cup water 1 beef bouillon cube 2 to 3 tsp. instant coffee 1 bay leaf 3 Tbsp. cold water 2 Tbsp. cornstarch


Sprinkle roast with garlic salt and pepper. Place oil in skillet and brown roast on all sides. Transfer meat to a slow cooker. Sauté garlic and onion in meat drippings. Add water, bouillon cube, and coffee. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes, stirring until drippings loosen. Pour over meat in slow cooker. Add bay leaf. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours, or until meat is very tender. Remove bay leaf and discard. Transfer meat to serving platter and keep warm. Mix water and cornstarch together until paste forms. Stir into hot liquid and onions in slow cooker. Cover and cook 10 minutes on high or until thickened. Slice meat and serve gravy over top or on the side. Makes 8 servings.



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SUMMER’S BOUNTY SALAD 4 to 5 tomatoes, chopped 2 cucumbers, diced 2 green peppers, seeded and chopped 2 bunches radishes, thinly sliced 1 large red sweet onion, sliced 12 to 14 black olives

2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup olive oil 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. Tabasco sauce 1 Tbsp. parsley, minced 2 Tbsp. chives, minced 1/8 tsp. black pepper

Alternate layers of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, radishes, onions, and olives in a clear glass bowl or trifle dish. Combine minced garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt, Tabasco sauce, parsley, chives, and pepper until well blended. Pour over layered vegetables. Cover and refrigerate several hours. Makes 8 servings.

LEMON-GARLIC SHRIMP AND VEGETABLES 4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 large red bell peppers, diced 2 lbs. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tsp. lemon zest ½ tsp. sea salt, divided


5 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. raw shrimp (26 to 30 per pound), peeled and deveined 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 tsp. cornstarch 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, asparagus, lemon zest, and ¼ teaspoon salt; stir occasionally until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm. Add remaining oil and garlic to hot skillet and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook about 1 minute. Whisk broth and cornstarch together until smooth; add to pan along with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until thickened and shrimp are completely cooked, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and parsley. Serve the shrimp and sauce over the vegetables. Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 180 calories, 5 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 g fiber, 20 g protein.

GARLIC AND HERB WHITE BEAN DIP 2 cans white beans 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. dried dill 2 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

2 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. sea salt ¼ tsp. ground red pepper ¼ tsp. smoked paprika 2 tsp. olive oil


Drain beans, reserving ¼ cup liquid. Place all ingredients into food processor and process until smooth. Use as a dip for fresh veggies. Makes 8 servings. Per serving: 160 calories, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated

fat), 7 g fiber, 11 g protein.




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Electric vehicles power their way into the new-car market The Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling EV. The all-electric LEAF retails for about $30,000 and has a range of up to 107 miles.

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hose who haven’t shopped for a new car in a while may be surprised to find the cost of new electric vehicles (EVs) is now comparable to that of gasoline-powered cars. With that in mind, it’s not so surprising that the EV market is growing rapidly. There’s lots more, however, that consumers should know about them in order to make an informed buying decision.

The low number of EV charging stations can be a hurdle for using the cars in rural areas.

There are two primary types of EVs. All-electric EVs — such as the Nissan LEAF — are powered entirely with electricity. Plug-in hybrid EVs — such as the Chevrolet Volt — are dual-fuel cars, meaning they can be propelled by both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine.

Fewer — or no — trips to the pump

Obviously, a key benefit of EVs is that a driver’s trips to the gas station are either vastly reduced or eliminated altogether. Instead, EVs need to be recharged, and charging with electricity is nearly always cheaper than fueling with gasoline — on average, about one-third the cost to go the same distance. Another benefit of charging with electricity is that, throughout many parts of the country, it’s a cleaner fuel source than gasoline. Although the exact environmental benefits of driving an EV will vary, one


recent study found that two-thirds of Americans live in regions where driving an EV is cleaner than driving a 50-mpg gas-powered car.

Now the up-front cost of the cars is coming down as well. Thanks to improving production methods, the cost of the batteries has dropped by more than 35 percent since 2010, and costs are expected to keep dropping. Because of these reductions and technology improvements, EVs are hitting some major performance and affordability milestones. For example, in late 2016, General Motors released the Chevrolet Bolt — an allelectric EV with an estimated range of 238 miles per charge — for about $30,000 after rebates.

Next up: Increasing range

Although even longer-range and more affordable EVs are expected to hit the market soon, one of the key drawbacks of EVs is that most models currently have a range of less than 100 miles per charge. That can be challenging in rural areas, especially since charging stations may still be few and far between away from more urban areas — at least for now. The average American’s daily driving patterns are wellsuited for EV use. More than half of all U.S. vehicle trips are between 1 and 10 miles, and even in rural areas, the average daily drive distances are well within the range of most currently available EVs. But until public charging stations become more prevalent in more areas, that “range anxiety” will still be a concern, and not just for buyers in rural areas. PAT KEEGAN writes for Collaborative Efficiency, an energy communications firm.



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Please Join US! It is my pleasure to invite you and your family to our annual meeting of members on Aug. 26. Activities begin at 9 a.m. at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carrollton.


s a member-owned electric cooperative, it is imperative that you vote for the board of trustee candidates who represent your best interests in the cooperative. This year, members will also vote on a change to the bylaws that, if approved, will allow the cooperative to provide online and telephone voting concurrent with in-person voting at the annual meeting. Just like last year, you can vote online, by telephone, or by mail before the annual meeting. However, the change to the Code of Regulations is especially beneficial to our members who cannot attend annual meetings due to health issues or time limitations. Our goal is to make the voting process accessible and fair for all members of the cooperative. Voting in the cooperative election is a way to guarantee your voice is heard. Please read the candidate bios and amendment language included on pages 20A-20G prior to casting your ballot. Carroll Electric has contracted Co-op Ballot, a third-party election service, to implement the election process on behalf of the cooperative. By doing this, cooperative trustees and employees do

not have access to ballots, as they are not processed at the cooperative office. In addition, a separate toll-free phone number and address have been established for the election process. Find out more about the voting process on page 20B. Please be mindful of the Larry Fenbers, voting deadlines. Online, telephone, and mail-in ballots CEO/General Manager must be received by noon on Aug. 18. If you prefer to cast a paper ballot at the annual meeting of members, voting begins at 9:30 a.m. While I encourage you to vote online, by telephone, or by mail, this in no way replaces the annual meeting. It simply gives more members the chance to participate and reduces the number of people standing in line to vote. I hope to see you on Aug. 26 for children’s activities, free food, informational booths, a live-line safety demonstration, and, of course, the business meeting!

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80 years and counting I am very proud of Carroll Electric and what the members have accomplished over the past 80 years. The story of local folks building a better life for themselves and generations yet to come is awe-inspiring.


magine farmers and country folk in Carroll and surrounding counties setting up 30-foot-tall power poles by hand during the 1930s and 40s, just to have the privilege of electricity to power their homes and farms. They paid a $10 membership fee — the same amount a new member pays today — to become Harold Sutton, owners of Carroll Electric Board President Cooperative, Inc.. They elected a board of trustees from among the members and determined their own future. That future utimately led to more than 12,500 metering points and the development of a generation and transmission cooperative, Buckeye Power, Inc., with 24 other electric cooperatives in Ohio and West Virginia. What a vision these men and women had when they adopted the cooperative business model, a not-forprofit model that pays margins back to cooperative members in the form of capital credits. Even more amazing is that these same men and women were the ones soliciting for memberships, building electric infrastucture, and lobbying for Rural Electrification Administration (REA) loans. In the first 10 years alone, Carroll Electric grew to include 2,362 members and 736 miles of line. The first few decades of the cooperative saw immense growth in areas where power had never been before.


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It’s hard to imagine a life without electricity, yet many of us know someone who went without it. My father told a story many times about coming into the basement — of the house I now live in — looking for his mother. He recounted how the air was so blue


and thick with smoke from the gasoline-powered washing machine that he couldn’t see her and wondered how it didn’t kill both of them. Thankfully, we don’t have to worry much about gasoline-powered washing machines these days. Most people don’t even think about electricity until there’s an outage, or maybe when they have to pay their bills. It was a luxury for the first members of Carroll Electric to have a few electrical outlets for lights, a refrigerator, and a radio. Fast forward 80 years and homes have multiple outlets on every wall for all kinds of appliances and electronic gadgets. When Carroll Electric was new, the members were encouraged to use as much energy as possible because it brought in money that helped the cooperative grow and become financially stable. Today, the opposite is true. To keep costs low and conform to the nationwide conservation movement, your cooperative has implemented several energy efficiency and conservation programs, including rebates, incentives and SmartHub, an online bill pay system and app that offers members the ability to monitor daily and monthly electrical use. Just like in 1937, we are focused on providing electric service at-cost to our members. Our rate structure may be built a little differently than other utilities, but we remain competitive. A rate comparison can be found in the annual report located on page 20J. I encourage you to join us in celebration of 80 years of cooperative service at the annual meeting of members on Aug. 26. Events begin at 9 a.m. at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carrollton. From your Carroll Electric Board of Trustees, we look forward to another 80 years of cooperative membership.


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2017 Election Summary Carroll Electric members will have the opportunity to vote on trustee candidates representing districts 2, 7, and 9, as well as a proposed amendment to the Carroll Electric Code of Regulations.

Trustee Candidates Summary

Exhibit A Summary

District 2 Diane Tarka, incumbent

The current Code of Regulations allows the cooperative to offer a variety of voting methods, but requires all of those voting methods to stop seven days prior to the annual meeting. This seven-day window makes sense for mail-in ballots, because time is needed to receive and count those ballots. However, the language prevents members from voting online and by telephone during the seven days prior to, and during, the annual meeting. Since online and telephone ballots are received and counted instantaneously, there is no need to have these voting methods end prior to the annual meeting.

Members have the opportunity to vote for the board candidates who will serve their interests. Members may vote for one candidate in each of the districts up for election.

District 7 Todd Brown and Will Handrich District 9 Bill Casper, incumbent; Eric Howland and Brad Luckey The candidates listed above were nominated, pursuant to the Carroll Electric Code of Regulations, by a nominating committee consisting of cooperative members. Candidate biographies can be found on pages 20D-20G.

The proposed amendment to the Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc. Code of Regulations eliminates the language that requires all ballots to be returned seven days prior to the annual meeting.

See the proposed amendment (Exhibit A) language on page 20C.

Online, telephone, and mail-in voting begins July 24 at noon and runs through Aug. 18 at noon. For voting details, check out page 20B.

Vote online. Vote by phone. Vote by mail. Vote in person. or SmartHub.

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Call 1-888-219-6049 to cast your ballot.

Call 1-888-219-6049 to request a ballot.

Vote at the annual meeting Aug. 26.



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VOtING Q&A When does voting begin?

Online, telephone, and mail-in voting begins July 24 at noon. In-person voting at the annual meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 26.

Why is my SSN required?

The last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) serve as the unique identifier that ties you with your account. This is how we know it’s you casting the vote and not someone else. Online and telephone voting require the last four digits of your SSN to gain access to the ballot.

Do I have to provide my SSN?

Carroll Electric understands that not everyone is comfortable providing a portion of their SSN. Therefore, you may request to have a paper ballot mailed to the residence on file with the cooperative, or vote in person at the annual meeting without providing the last four digits of your SSN.

Where can I vote?

You can vote through our website located at www. or via the SmartHub app on your mobile device. You can also vote by telephone or request to have a paper ballot mailed to you by calling 1-888-219-6049. Or, vote in person at the annual meeting of members scheduled for Aug. 26 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

Are proxies allowed?

No. Proxies were eliminated when the new voting methods were introduced. With nearly one month to cast a vote, it is more than ample time for every member to find a moment to vote.

How many trustee candidates can I vote for?

You may vote for one candidate in each district up for election, regardless of the district in which you reside.

How many times can I vote?

Only one ballot per membership may be cast.

What happens if I change my mind after I’ve already voted?

You are unable to change a ballot once it has been cast. Attempting to cast a second ballot will not be allowed.

When does voting end?

Online, telephone, and mail-in voting ends Aug. 18 at noon. In-person voting at the annual meeting ends once the Carroll Electric board president closes the election Aug. 26. (approximately 11 a.m.)

Why doesn’t all voting end at the same time?

According to the Carroll Electric Code of Regulations, amended and adopted Aug. 29, 2015, voting by mail or authorized communications equipment must be returned to the cooperative at least seven days prior to the annual meeting of the members. Therefore, we must close the online, telephone, and mail-in voting a week before the annual meeting. The proposed amendment on this year’s election ballot addresses this issue.

Will employees or board members know how I voted?

Carroll Electric has hired Co-op Ballot, a third-party election services vendor, to implement the election. At no time will Carroll Electric employees or board members have access to any information that will permit them to determine the voting of an individual.

How do you know a member will only cast one ballot?

Co-op Ballot, the third-party election services vendor hired to implement the election, has checks and balances in place that will catch any attempt to cast a second ballot, regardless of voting method. Co-op Ballot will closely monitor the election for voter fraud.


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Exhibit A (Proposed Amendment) The board of trustees recommends the adoption of the following resolution. Vote YES to accept the change as presented. Resolved, that the Code of Regulations of Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc. be, and the same hereby is, amended as follows: In each designated provision of the Code of Regulations set forth below, the words with a line drawn through them are deleted (e.g. deletion) and the words that are double-underlined are added (e.g. addition) so that the designated provisions read as follows:

Revised code of regulations of Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc. Article III — Trustees Section 4. Nominations. It shall be the duty of the Board of Trustees to appoint not less than 120 days before the date of a meeting of the members at which trustees are to be elected, a committee on nominations consisting of not less than five (5) nor more than eleven (11) members who shall be appointed so as to give equitable representation on the committee to the districts from which board members are to be elected and to the geographical areas served or to be served by the Cooperative. No officer or member of the Board of Trustees shall be appointed a member of such committee. The committee shall prepare and post at the principal office of the Cooperative at least 90 days before the meeting a list of nominations for trustee (such list to include not more than three (3) nominees for each position), but any fifteen (15) or more members may make other nominations in writing over their signatures not less than 60 days prior to the meeting and the Secretary shall post the same at the same place where the list of nominations made by the committee is posted. The Secretary shall

deliver with the notice of the meeting a statement of the number of trustees to be elected and showing separately the nominations made by the committee on nominations and nominations made by the petition, if any. In the case of voting by mail or by authorized communications equipment, the Secretary shall also deliver a ballot (and instructions for completing and returning the ballot to the Cooperative) with the notice of the meeting of members, or, separately, at approximately the same time that the notice of the meeting of members is delivered. In the case of voting by mail or authorized communications equipment, all ballots must be voted on and returned to the Cooperative at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting of members. Additional nominations from the floor at any meeting of the members shall not be permitted. Notwithstanding anything in this section contained, failure to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall not affect in any manner whosoever the validity of any election of trustees.

Resolved further, that any provisions of the Code of Regulations of Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc. not amended by deletion or addition as indicated above by strikethrough (e.g. deletion) or double-underline (e.g. addition) shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect.

The Carroll Electric Code of Regulations, in its entirety, is available at or by calling 1-800-232-7697.

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District 2 CANDIDATE

Representing all of Columbiana County along with East Township in Carroll County and Brush Creek Township in Jefferson County

Diane Tarka incumbent Franklin Township Columbiana County

Diane Tarka owns and operates Franklin View Farms LLC, a 575-acre hay and grain farm with a small beef operation. She has extensive experience in the agricultural industry and computer services, including being self-employed as a computerized accounting consultant since 1992. Tarka was co-owner of Midwest Communication Towers, LLC, and owner-operator of Double R Dairy with her late husband, Roy Brown. Tarka rounds out her professional experience in education, teaching high school math and computer science at Carrollton Exempted Village Schools from 1984 to 1993. Tarka is a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the Columbiana County Dairy Boosters. She also volunteers for the Columbiana County 4-H and Carrollton Track. Tarka has been a Carroll Electric member since 1984 and a cooperative trustee since 2014. She has been working toward her Certified Cooperative Director* (CCD) designation, hoping to complete the program in 2018. Tarka believes her role as a trustee is to oversee the business activities of the cooperative, such that its financial condition shall be sound and secure to provide economical and reliable electric services for many years to come. She believes the biggest challenge facing Carroll Electric is ensuring our generation and transmission costs remain steady and we continue our diligence with our right-of-way clearing plan and new technology work plan.

Stay connected with Carroll Electric Carroll Electric’s online bill pay system, SmartHub, allows us to provide outage notifications to members via e-mail or text, but we need your help to make sure your contact information is correct. Update the information yourself: Log in to SmartHub bill pay at, go to the notifications tab, and select “manage contact.” Then “add e-mail contact” or “add text message contact.” Manage the type of notifications you want through the “manage notifications” tab. Let us handle the update by mailing the completed form to Carroll Electric, P.O. Box 67, Carrollton, OH 44615. Name_____________________________________________ CEC account number____________________________ Mailing address___________________________________________________________________________________ Service address if different than above_______________________________________________________________ Home phone _____________________________________ Cell phone ______________________________________ E-mail address____________________________________________________________________________________ Please send me outage notifications via e-mail q

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Signature ____________________________________________________________


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District 7 CANDIDATE Representing all of Tuscarawas County

Todd Brown, 54, has been a self-employed dairy farmer for 36 years. He and his wife, Jennifer, own and operate Jenn’s Custom Meat Processing LLC on Johnstown Road, Mineral City.

William “Todd” Brown Fairfield Township Tuscarawas County

Brown has been an active lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Philadelphia, serving as chair and co-chair of the personnel committee and also serves on the Endowment Committee there. He has been a member of the Schoenbrunn Valley Barbershop Chorus for the last 39 years and has been a member of the Fairfield Grange for 40 years. In addition, Brown is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. Brown has been a Carroll Electric member since 1989. His father, Kenneth, has served on the Carroll Electric Board of Trustees for 36 years. Brown believes the role of a trustee is to do what is right for the co-op as a whole. Brown believes that the biggest challenge for Carroll Electric is to keep electricity affordable while maintaining and updating the electric grid.

District 7 CANDIDATE Representing all of Tuscarawas County

William “Will” Handrich Fairfield Township Tuscarawas County

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Will Handrich is a semi-retired farmer and insurance consultant. He served as president for Handrich Insurance and Handrich Investment Services, Inc. until recently selling each business. Handrich retired as a Major from the US Air Force after 27 years of service. He has experience with flight test evaluation, engineering research, and industrial management, as well as grant writing. Handrich received a Master of Arts degree in public administration from Central Michigan University. He also received a bachelor’s degree and two associates degrees from Kent State University. Handrich currently serves as president of the Bisel UM Church council and is a legislative affairs officer with the Military Officers Association. He has served as a board member for the Buckeye Career Center and Dover City School board. In addition, he served as a member of the Tuscarawas Valley Strategic Planning Team and Finance Committee and Harrison/Carroll/ Tuscarawas County Family and Children First Council. Handrich has been a member of Carroll Electric since 1989. He believes the role of a trustee is to represent the best interests of Carroll Electric members, become knowledgeable of problem areas relating to the distribution of electric services, and monitor the fiscal health of the cooperative. Handrich believes the biggest challenge for Carroll Electric is efficient use of coal and natural gas resources pending the evaluation, development, and phasing in of future resources (wind, solar, bio-fuels, etc.) resulting in a multi-source, redundant power supply system. AUGUST 2017 • OHIO COOPERATIVE LIVING


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District 9 Candidate

Representing all of Augusta Township in Carroll County along with sections 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36 of Brown Township in Carroll County and all of Lake Mohawk

William “Bill” Casper incumbent Brown Township Carroll County

Bill Casper, a full-time farmer, owns a 200-acre farm where he raises dairy heifers and beef. He also rents 700 acres where he harvests corn, soybeans, hay, and wheat. He belongs to the St. Francis Xavier Church near Malvern and is a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau. Casper has been a member of Carroll Electric since 1986 and has been a cooperative trustee since 2008. He completed his certification as a Credentialed Cooperative Director* (CCD) in 2011 and has started his board leadership certificate*. Casper believes his role as a trustee is to bring new ideas to the table, expand communication with members, and find ways to reduce operating costs, while providing affordable and reliable electric service. He believes the biggest challenge facing the electric industry is the uncertainty of regulations like the Clean Power Plan, which could lead to higher electric bills for Carroll Electric members. Casper has been married to Roxanne for 31 years. Together they have two sons, Clint and Codi, and recently welcomed a grandson, Easton.

District 9 Candidate

Representing all of Augusta Township in Carroll County along with sections 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36 of Brown Township in Carroll County and all of Lake Mohawk

Eric Howland Brown Township Carroll County


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Eric Howland retired from Thomas Steel after serving five years as manager of environmental affairs. Prior to his work for Thomas Steel, Howland served as manager of environmental affairs and manager of power and utilities for Republic Steel. He also has experience as a general foreman for electrical construction, including high-voltage and substation work. Howland has an associate degree in electrical engineering technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology. He is a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War era. He served aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Midway CVA-41 as a first-class electronics technician. Howland has also served as a board member for Lake Mohawk from 2010 to 2011. Howland has been a member of Carroll Electric since 2008. He believes the role of a trustee is to represent members’ best interests in cooperative issues. Howland believes the biggest challenge facing the electric industry is environmental regulatory requirements for air, water, and solid waste.


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District 9 Candidate

Representing all of Augusta Township in Carroll County along with sections 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36 of Brown Township in Carroll County and all of Lake Mohawk

Robert “Brad” Luckey Brown Township Carroll County

Brad Luckey, who is retired, worked for the Imperial Irrigation District in Imperial, California, for 12 years and has extensive experience in government, regulatory, and public affairs. He was also a self-employed farmer for 22 years with Luckey Farms in Brawley, California. The 1,655-acre farm produced alfalfa, wheat, onions, carrots, and other crops. Luckey attended California Polytechnic State University and studied agricultural business management. He is a past member of the Imperial County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and has been an active member of the Association of California Water Agencies, serving as vice-chairman and chairman for Region 9. In addition, Luckey has been a member of the Imperial Grain Growers, Inc., Planters Ginning Company, and has served on a number of advisory boards for the University of California. He is currently a Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor and serves as treasurer for the Carroll County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He continues his service with the Navy League of the U.S. Imperial Valley. Luckey has been a member of Carroll Electric since 2013. He believes the role of a trustee is to develop policy, guide its implementation, and support co-op employees by ensuring they have the proper tools and funding to complete their jobs with the greatest efficiency. He believes the biggest challenges facing the electric industry are the continued federal and state government regulations, lack of land use policy to guide development to the best areas based on services that are available, and continue to modernize the system without raising rates too high or too fast.

Is your Electric bill too high?

You have more control than you might think Carroll Electric sets the price you pay for each kilowatt hour (kWh), but you determine how many kWhs you pay for each month. Sound simple? Think of it this way: use a lot — pay a lot; use a little — pay a little. Every residential consumer pays a $26 service availability charge (SAC) per meter, but you and your family determine the amount above $26.

As a cooperative, we cannot control the number of kWhs you and your family use each month. Those kWhs can quickly add up, and it’s your responsibility to understand how appliances, heating and cooling systems, and electronic devices use electricity. Lowering the number of kWhs used by you and your family can be achieved with the help of Carroll Electric.

As consumers, we tend to focus on dollar amount, but with electricity, that focus needs to shift to the number of kWhs used. Lowering the number of kWhs used each month will also lower the amount of your monthly electric bill.

If you’d like to learn more about energy efficiency and conservation, contact Carroll Electric’s energy advisor at 1-800-232-7697, or visit www.cecpower. coop.

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Beetles Threaten Service Reliability Increased outages should be expected due to falling trees infected with Emerald Ash Borer


f you are a landowner, chances are you have already seen what Emerald Ash Borers (EAB) can do to an ash tree. These beetles are taking their toll on our forests and your electric cooperative’s infrastructure. Service reliability is at risk. In addition, these beetles have the potential to increase the cost of your electricity.

How they affect ash trees

Trees become infested when adult beetles lay their eggs on the bark, which hatch into larvae that bore into the tree. The larvae tunnel in the phloem layer (between bark and wood) and disrupt the movement of water and nutrients, eventually killing the tree. Tree mortality can be swift, commonly occurring within one to three years. From an electric utility standpoint, this poses obvious risks to service reliability. Three six six eight zero one. Ash trees that succumb to EAB are often subject to the mechanical failure at the root plate, resulting in the whole tree hinging over at the base. Mechanical failure of this magnitude can cause severe damage to utility infrastructure, causing conductors to fail, poles to break, and other hardware damage.

Message to members

Carroll Electric will trim 248 miles of right-ofway this year in accordance with our vegetation management plan. The plan established a five-year rotation to maintain Carroll Electric’s more than 1,200 miles of right-of-way. EAB have forced the need to prune, top, or remove trees outside of the typical 30-foot right-of-way. Since January, crews have removed more than 680 off-corridor trees that threatened service reliability. Additional trees will be trimmed or cut as possible. Dead trees are extremely hazardous to remove since they cannot be safely climbed. Therefore, quick and decisive action must be taken to remove these trees prior to tree death. Ash trees (healthy, declining, or dead) within the fall zone of primary conductors (excludes service line to home) will either be topped or pruned to a level that ensures they miss the electrical facilities should they fall.

Emerald Ash Borers devastate ash tree. David Cappaert,

Carroll Electric appreciates our members’ cooperation and assistance in the efforts to reduce falling trees that pose a risk to our electrical facilities. We expect a similar problem with pine trees due to Wooly Adelgid and Diplodia Tip Blight attacking those trees. Learn more in future issues of Ohio Cooperative Living local pages.


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Annual Report 2016 Carroll Electric Board of Trustees from left to right, front to back: Harold Barber • sec. treas. Gary Snode • vice pres. Larry Fenbers • CEO/GM Kenneth Brown Kevin Tullis Harold Sutton • pres. Frank Chiurco Robert McCort William Casper Diane Tarka

Our Mission Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc., dedicated to its member-owners and their communities, safely and responsibly provides reliable and competitively priced electric service on a not-for-profit basis.

30 employees | 12,501 members | 1,494 miles of line | 8 members per mile

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A Message from your CEO 2016 could easily be considered one of the cooperative’s best years for member service, as your board of trustees and management staff pushed for the implementation of several customer service-minded programs. • In December, we began to convert Summitville substation from 23 kV to 69 kV to provide more reliable service to the 900 homes and businesses it serves in Columbiana, Carroll, and Jefferson counties. • The five-year right-of-way rotation continued in Leesville, Merrick, and Atwood substation areas. Crews cleared 242.29 miles of line and worked to mitigate the effects of dying ash trees. • SmartHub, an online bill pay system and app, was launched in May. SmartHub allows members to pay their bills, report an outage, and view kWh use data from the convenience of a mobile device or home computer.

• The system-wide installation of AMI meters was completed mid-year. The new meters allow us to pull hourly meter data to help consumers with energy efficiency and conservation efforts and also provide features that help us during outage restoration. • Carroll Electric made a commitment to install a 50-kW solar array on our system to add to our generation mix. • Cooperative members were able to vote online, by phone, or mail-in ballot in the cooperative election. Of course, not everything that occurred in 2016 was positive. The February 2016 snowstorm left us with 338 separate line outages and nearly 7,000 consumer-members without power — some for as long as four days. The loss of Atwood Lodge in March and reduced residential kilowatt-hour sales from a mild winter, coupled with the closure or production curtailment of coal mines negatively impacted our bottom line. Yet your cooperative was able to still show a margin.

• A newly redesigned and more customer-friendly website was also launched in May.

RATE COMPARISON Company Name Ohio Edison Company Cleveland Electric Illumination Frontier Columbus Southern Power Ohio Power Company (AEP) Carroll Electric Guernsey-Muskingum

1,000 kWh 1,500 kWh 2,500 kWh $ 114.22 $ 164.77 $ 265.66 $ 120.96 $ 179.31 $ 295.62 $ 128.26 $ 182.39 $ 287.40 $ 134.79 $ 195.54 $ 316.82 $ 136.68 $ 198.38 $ 321.56 $ 138.32 $ 193.51 $ 303.90 $ 141.72 $ 198.27 $ 311.14

Rates based on winter 2016-2017

ACSI Score

Patronage capital returned



in capital credits were returned to members in 2016.


Carroll Electric attained an 80 ACSI score in 2016, for the third year in a row.


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Where does each dollar of your electric bill go?

Maintenance 12¢



16,921,526 410,099 1,745,152 1,955,725


Revenue is rounded to the nearest percentage. Seasonal 2%


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Residential 81%

Public Street & Highway Lighting 0%


Power Availability


Commercial 8%

Industrial 9%

2015 property taxes paid to the counties we serve Carroll........................................ $ 444,084.56 Columbiana................................ $ 34,502.42 Harrison..................................... $ 20,869.26 Jefferson.................................... $ 92,885.88 Stark.......................................... $ 13.26 Tuscarawas................................ $ 62,582.00 $ 654,937.38 Ohio kWh tax............................. $

Consumer Interest Accounting 4¢ 5.5¢

Operations Administrative Taxes Margins .5¢ 5¢ 3¢ 6¢

Power Cost 57¢

Residential....................................$ Seasonal........................................$ Commercial...................................$ Industrial......................................$ Public street & highway lighting...........................$

Depreciation 7¢

Carroll Electric members enjoyed power available 99.71 percent of the time in 2016.



Six college scholarships totaling $4,800 were awarded to children of members.



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT Condensed Balance Sheets for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016

2015 2016 What we own $ 54,773,669 $ 56,644,730 Total Utility Plant................................................................. 16,020,490 16,633,226 Less Depreciation................................................................. Net Utility Plant Book Value................................................ Non-Utility Property & Other Investments........................... Cash and Reserves............................................................... Other Current and Accrued Assets....................................... Material and Inventory........................................................ Total Assets.................................................................... What we Owe Long-Term Debt................................................................... Accounts Payable.................................................................. Other Current & Accrued Liabilities..................................... Deferred Credits & Miscellaneous Reserves.......................... Total Liabilities..............................................................

$ 38,753,179 10,310,784 405,888 2,612,471 164,786 $ 52,247,108

$ 40,011,504 10,264,586 1,432,853 2,519,641 189,236 $ 54,417,820

$ 27,544,946 1,170,664 2,766,159 855,952 $ 32,337,721

$ 29,155,260 1,171,556 2,517,350 1,007,681 $ 33,851,847

Margins and Equities........................................................... Total Equities and Liabilities...........................................

$ 19,909,387 $ 52,247,108

$ 20,565,973 $ 54,417,820

$ 22,135,102 12,649,463 5,898,773 1,451,650 610,214 1,144,774 $ 21,754,874

$ 21,378,900 12,070,763 5,573,024 1,510,491 712,786 1,171,658 $ 21,038,722



Condensed Statement of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016 Operating Revenue and Patronage Capital........................... Cost of Purchased Power...................................................... Operating the Electric System.............................................. Depreciation Expense........................................................... Tax Expense......................................................................... Interest on Loans.................................................................. Total cost of Electric Service......................................... Patronage Capital and Operating Margins............................ Non-Operating Margins................................................... Capital Credits Assigned from Other Co-ops......................... Net Margins............................................................................

94,487 249,833 1,075,793

$ 1,705,854

2,223 587,640 477,268

$ 1,405,086

The accounts of your cooperative for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016, have been audited by BHM CPA Group. The auditor’s complete report is on file in the office of the cooperative and is available for inspection by the membership.

Rebate Programs

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members requested rebates for energy-efficient water heaters, geothermal heating and cooling units.

Co-op Connections Members without prescription drug coverage saved more than $1,246 by using their Co-op Connections® Card.

People for People Fund


grants, totaling $28,823, were awarded to local community organizations and members.


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Life-support equipment

& outages


• Discuss a backup plan with a friend, neighbor, or e care about our members and recognize family member who is willing to welcome you into that some face special challenges. For their home during an outage. members who rely on electricity to power life-support equipment in their homes, such as kidney dialysis machines or respirators, it’s important • Talk to a health care facility to see if they can offer assistance during an outage. to understand that occasional power outages are unavoidable. Carroll • Assemble a storm Electric encourages all kit. Include a batterymembers, especially It’s not possible to provide operated radio, flashlight, those with life-support restoration priority to individual first-aid kit, batteryequipment, to plan ahead powered clock, extra for storms and other medical needs when there are batteries, an insulated emergency situations. cooler, and a list of power outages. emergency phone It’s not possible to numbers. provide restoration priority to individual medical needs members when • Make sure you have a telephone with a cord or a there are power outages because members with lifecell phone to use as a backup measure. support equipment are spread throughout all parts of our service territory. • Keep at least a three-day supply of nonperishable foods and bottled water. What you can do now Planning ahead is essential. Here are a few things you can do right now to prepare:

• Call Carroll Electric to make sure that we have your current phone number on file and know of any medical necessities you may have (i.e. respirator, dialysis, etc.).

• Check your supplies of medications and prescription drugs to ensure you have enough in case of an outage. Planning ahead can make all the difference. For additional information on disaster and emergency preparedness, visit

• Obtain a generator or battery backup to power lifesupport equipment.

Solar Array Installed Carroll Electric, in coordination with Buckeye Power, Inc., built a solar array near the intersection of SR 39 and Cutler Road in Sherrodsville. The carbon-neutral energy produced by the array will be added to the co-op’s overall energy mix. While most of the power supplied to Carroll Electric’s members will continue to be produced by coal-fired power plants with state-ofthe-art environmental controls, the solar array brings economically viable, locally produced renewable energy to the cooperative’s energy portfolio. The cost per person for this solar array is approximately 35 cents a year. Each of the 152 panels is expected to produce 400 kWh per year, a total of 60,800 kWh per year. To learn more visit

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Cardinal Plant Tour Join us to learn about the fate of this 50-year-old coal-fired power plant


nce again, we are offering Carroll Electric members an all-day trip to Brilliant, Ohio, to tour the Cardinal Generating Station, the power plant that generates your electricity.

Arrangements are being made for Thursday, Sept. 14. A bus ride, tour, and lunch will be provided to Carroll Electric members. This informative tour requires periods of walking and stair climbing, so you must be in relatively good health to attend. We suggest that you wear comfortable, flat shoes. Members who have already toured the facility are ineligible to participate. Children 12 and younger are not permitted to attend. Seats are limited and will be filled on a firstcall, first-served basis. If you are interested, call Carroll Electric today at 1-800-232-7697. Cardinal Station has been operational since 1967. Cardinal Unit 1 is currently owned by AEP Generation Resources, Inc., and Units 2 and 3 are owned by Buckeye Power, Inc., our generation and transmission cooperative. At left is a photo from a Cardinal plant tour we believe took place in the early to mid-1980s.



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1-800-232-7697 | 330-627-2116

Gary Snode Vice President

Harold Barber Secretary-Treasurer

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State-of-the-art lineworker training facility opens

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives (OEC) held a grand opening ceremony and open house for its expanded and improved Central Ohio Lineworker Training (COLT) Center on Monday, July 10.

Ohio’s electric cooperatives are committed to providing lineworkers with workplace training and education focused on safety, using-up-to-date occupational practices and equipment. Since COLT’s 2004 inception, Ohio electric cooperatives have trained about 370 apprentice

lineworkers and witnessed a reduction in serious work-related injuries. The COLT facility will enable the replication of on-the-job scenarios, allowing workers to learn best practices in a protected, handson environment. “We have invested in a facility that will allow lineworkers to develop and hone their skills in a controlled, state-of-the-art environment under the guidance of tenured, professional instructors,” says Pat O’Loughlin, president and CEO of OEC.

NWEC launches propane company

LMRE’s People Fund grant helps save lives

The Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative (LMRE) 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. The high-tech lifesaving 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. The unit will continue to provide compressions while moving a victim.

Adams switches to new AMI system

The biggest advantage of Adams Rural Electric Cooperative’s new advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system is the ability to receive information much quicker than before. The former system would send in a reading only every 27 hours, whereas the new system can get a current reading in a matter of seconds. The new AMI system also has the capability of notifying the cooperative when power is off at a location, meaning shorter outage times for members.


North Western Electric Cooperative (NWEC) opened NW Ohio Propane, LLC, in early July, providing services to residential, agricultural, industrial, and commercial consumers. The propane rates will be based on a minimal margin, just like NWEC’s current electric rates. As a subsidiary company of NWEC, any profits made will go back to the co-op.

Ohio Secretary of State features HWE, Prism Propane Services Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative (HWE) and its affiliate, Prism Propane Services of Ohio, were featured by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted in an April 2017 Business Profile themed “Power Ohio.”

“Both companies are honored Jon Husted to be selected among hundreds of companies,” says George Walton, Hancock-Wood’s president and CEO. “Our principal goal is to provide our members and customers alike with affordable and reliable power options in our area. We’re grateful to be recognized for that service.” AUGUST 2017 •  OHIO COOPERATIVE LIVING


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hio is one of only three states that does not recognize a state fish, but if ever our lawmakers should decide to name one, there’s but a short list of great candidates: the yellow perch, for example, or the Ohio Muskie. A particularly strong case, however, could be made for the smallmouth bass — the gamest fish that swims.

to the Ohio River and many brooks and bigger streams in between, the fish can be found to the delight of any angler willing to walk along the edge of a creek.

Gaining fame

Ask any angler who’s pulled one from the purple waters of a pool in a stream that purls past a barn on a rural route or heaved one up to a boat in western Lake Erie. In either case, imagine picking up a sack of potatoes and hoisting it into a shopping cart — but it resists. That’s what the taut tug of a smallmouth bass feels like on the end of your line.

The smallmouth bass — one of 14 species of the larger genus of black basses — is a pugnacious packet wrapped in scales, and was, at one time, the most celebrated game fish in the U.S., thanks in part to Ohioan James Henshall, a doctor who treated Union troops in the Civil War. Henshall was the type of oldschool medical doctor-naturalist that commonly existed in his day, but the man of medicine was, it seems, more interested in the study of fish than in doctoring.

The little greenish-bronze fish swims in every county throughout the state. From Lake Erie

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(a precursor to what is now the Department of Natural Resources) from 1886 to 1892.

Poetry in motion

He is perhaps best known for penning the Book of the Black Bass, published in Cincinnati in 1881 and still in print. Therein he wrote, “The black bass is eminently an American fish; he has the arrowy rush and vigor of the trout, the untiring strength and bold leap of the salmon, while he has a system of fighting tactics peculiarly his own. I consider him, inch for inch and pound for pound, the gamest fish that swims.” Henshall felt the “arrowy rush” of a smallmouth bass for the first time on Independence Day 1855. According to his autobiography, he and a friend traveled by train from Cincinnati with rods, seine, and a minnow bucket to Morrow, Ohio, to fish the Little Miami River. “The line went racing through the water, cutting erratic angles and curves in a way I had never seen before: out leaped a wriggling form of greenish bronze that seemed to hurl a defiant challenge with a graceful curve.”

A sight to behold

About the time that Ohio’s hillsides are spangled white from flowering dogwood tree blossoms in late May, male smallmouth bass set about building a nest. Male fish move into the shallows along the creek edges and build a 3-foot-wide circular nest under the cover of overhanging bony branches of boxelder trees or near the root masses of pallid and barkless streamside 26

sycamores that have grown fat with age. They favor nesting near large stones or stumps that slow water flow. There he coaxes females — who may carry a remarkable 30,000 eggs —to his constructed abode to spawn. The males own an uncommon paternal instinct and vigilantly guard the eggs while oxygenrich water percolates through them for a couple of weeks. When they hatch, the miniature models of the parents, entirely black, hover in the nest while the dad faithfully stands guard.

Where to find ’em

By the first of July, father and young have dispersed and headed to shelter of deeper waters. The best smallmouth bass streams have meanders and bends with visible flow, trees along the edges, deep pools, and rocky bottoms of rubble and bedrock. As far as flat water goes, they don’t take to farm ponds, but thrive over the limestone reefs in Lake Erie. Of course, the Bass Islands north of Sandusky have their names for good reason. You’ll never have to wander far, though; smallmouth bass are found in every county in the state. CRAIG SPRINGER is co-author of Freshwater Fishes of Ohio, available on Amazon.



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Stellar experiences await at Geauga County's Observatory Park


hen Geauga Park District Naturalist Chris Mentrek is stargazing at Observatory Park, one of his favorite sights is the Summer Triangle. “The Milky Way stripe goes right through the triangle,” says Mentrek, “and Altair, Deneb, and Vega form its corners. They’re three of the brightest stars and are also points in the constellations Aquila, Cygnus, and Lyra.” The beauty of Observatory Park is that people get to behold the wonders of the night sky without interference from artificial light. “City folks who come here are always amazed that they can see the Andromeda Galaxy or Milky Way with just their eyes because it’s a dark sky park,” says Mentrek. To detect celestial objects that are invisible to the naked eye, visitors also can access the 25.5-inch mirror reflecting telescope in the park’s Oberle Observatory. A good example is Albireo, a star in the head of Cygnus (the swan) that appears to be a single pale white dot. But it’s really two stars that are blue-green and orange in color. “You can’t tell it’s a double star until you see Albireo


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through a telescope, so it’s always fun to look at,” says Mentrek. Opened in 2012, Observatory Park was developed to preserve the headwaters of the Cuyahoga River and to establish a dark sky park that protects a clear view of the nighttime sky by restricting light pollution. It’s located on 1,100 acres in the Geauga County countryside that Mentrek describes as “one of the darkest spots on dry land in northern Ohio.” The site is more than 30 miles east of downtown Cleveland, and with an elevation of 1,254 feet, it’s far



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removed from the sky glow that characterizes urban areas. “The farther away from city lights a place is,” explains Mentrek, “the darker the sky gets.” In support of Observatory Park, nearby residents that include Amish families are also conscientious about minimizing artificial lights. “It certainly helps a dark sky park when the neighbors don’t use electricity at night,” says Mentrek. The Arizona-based International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), whose mission is conserving night skies, certifies dark sky places throughout the world and employs an Olympics-style system to evaluate the quality of their nocturnal skies. To date, IDA has recognized less than 40 dark sky parks in the United States, and it has designated Observatory Park as a Silver-Tier International Dark Sky Park. “East of the Mississippi River, there are no gold-rated parks,” says Mentrek. “The only gold ones are out west in deserts or on the highest mountains.” Besides the prestige of being the first IDA park in Continued on Page 32


Spectacular August Events Thanks to four special programs, August 2017 will be one of Observatory Park’s most exciting months ever:

O Meteors & Moths, Aug. 12-13 — Spend

the night observing night-flying insects and the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, which, according to officials, “is always a blockbuster for the park.”

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Celebration, Aug. 19 — Tour the historic building and be among the first to look through its refurbished telescope.

O Partial Solar Eclipse, Aug. 21 — Watch the

moon hide part of the sun during this year’s much-anticipated eclipse, a phenomenon that won’t be seen again in Ohio until 2024.

O Nassau Night Sky Viewing, Aug. 25 —

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Peter Mack, an expert at restoring and constructing telescopes, has spent much of the summer working on the research-grade telescope. When the Nassau Station’s renovation is completed later this month, Observatory Park will boast the largest telescope available to the public in Ohio.

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World’s largest cuckoo clock — Sugarcreek Every half hour, after a bell chimes and the bird cuckoos the time, a door opens on the world’s largest cuckoo clock. Like magic, the Swiss Hill Toppers, a five-piece polka band, appears. As the band plays “Bratwurst Polka,” a 3-foot-tall dancing couple moves. The woman twirls while the man claps in this Swiss Alps-inspired scene.

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World’s largest pair of drumsticks — Warren Just steps away from Warren’s courthouse square in a narrow strip of alley off Main Street is a rock star tribute to Dave Grohl, founder of the Foo Fighters and former drummer of Nirvana. Paintings and sculptures ranging from music notes to impressionistic portraits highlight the musical genius of Grohl, Warren’s hometown boy. The alley, officially named Dave Grohl Alley in 2009, has the world’s largest pair of drumsticks as its centerpiece. Hand-carved from two poplar logs by local artist Joe Eggert, the sticks are 23 feet long and weigh 900 pounds each. Walk or drive down the alley to see them.



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World’s largest gavel — Columbus In the middle of a reflecting pond next to the imposing 1931 art deco building of the Ohio Supreme Court is The Gavel. This 7,000-pound sculpture of stainless steel measures 30 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 13 feet high. Created World’s largest by artist Andrew F. Scott, who earned his MFA at Ohio State, the gavel was washboard — Logan installed in 2002. This ode to justice captures the interplay between light and water throughout the day, and the streetlights’ reflections at night. 65 S. There is no better place for the world’s largest washboard Front St., Columbus. than attached to the red brick building of the only If your business company in the United States is agriculture, our still manufacturing genuine business is you! washboards. The Columbus Tickets available pre-show for $7 online or from OSU Washboard Co., founded Extension offices and local in 1895, was moved from agribusinesses. $10 at the gate. Columbus to a former shoe Children 5 and under are free. factory in Logan in 1999. Molly Caren

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THROUGH SEPT. 4 – Marblehead Lighthouse Tours, Marblehead Lake State Park, 1100 Lighthouse Dr., daily 12–4 p.m. Free tours of Keeper’s House and Lifesaving Station. $3 tour charge to climb the tower; under age 6 free. 419-734-4424, ext. 2, or AUG. 3–6 – Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association Show, Hancock Co. Fgds., 1017 E. Sandusky St., Findlay. $5, under 16 free. 419-722-4698 or

AUG. 5 – Defiance Co. Hot Air Balloon Festival, 20399 Airport Rd., Defiance, 6:30–9:30 a.m., 4–9:30 p.m. $10 parking. Tethered balloon rides $5–$15. 419-782-3510 or AUG. 5 – Jon Amundson Crossroads of America


Memorial Antique Tractor Tour, Van Wert. 419-6056002 or AUG. 5 – “Veterans Helping Veterans” Auto Show, VFW Post 8445, 712 N. Dixie Hwy., Wapakoneta. Registration 9 a.m.–noon, $10 fee. Antique tractors 1959 or older, cars, trucks, motorcycles, vans; any make or model welcome. DJ, 50-50 drawing, dash plaques, door prizes. Food and refreshments available 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 440-796-3683.

AUG. 5–6 – AuGlaize Village Pow Wow, 12296 Krouse Rd., Defiance. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days. $6, Srs./C. (over 6) $4, under 6 free. Traditional Native American singing, drumming, and dancing. Many demonstrators and vendors. Limited seating, so bring lawn chairs. No pets allowed. 567-344-0644, 567-454-7285, or www. AUG. 5–6 – Annual Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale, Sauder Village, 22611 St. Rte. 2, Archbold, Fri. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. $8 for show/sale only. Admission to show/sale and to Village: $17, Stds. (6–16) $12, under 6 free. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage. org.

AUG. 17–19 – Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival, downtown Bucyrus. Grilled brats and many other festival foods, plus parades, fun contests, and free entertainment. 866-5620720, 419-562-2728, or www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival. com. AUG. 3–6 – Olmsted Heritage Days, intersection of Columbia Rd. and Mill St., downtown Olmstead Falls, Thur. parade 7 p.m., Fri./Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

AUG. 4–6 – Twins Day Festival, 9825 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg. The world’s largest annual gathering of twins. 330-425-3652 or

JUL. 31–AUG. 6 – Medina County Fair, 720 W. Smith Rd., Medina, Mon.–Sat. 8 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. $6, Srs./C. (2–11) $3, under 2 free. Entertainment for the whole family. 330-242-4056 or www.medina-fair. com.

AUG. 3 – Fort Steuben Summer Concert Series, Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park, 120 S. 3rd St., Steubenville, 6:30–9:00 p.m. Bring a blanket and picnic basket and enjoy a free concert in the amphitheater overlooking the Ohio River. 740-283-1787 or www. AUG. 3–5 – Giant Garage Sale Fundraiser for Community Hospice, Tuscarawas Co. Fgds., 259 S. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover, Thur. 4–8 p.m. ($5 admission), Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–noon. 740-922-6761 or 330-343-7605.


AUG. 6 – Chardon Arts Festival, Chardon Square (intersection of Rtes. 4 and 66), 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Juried show hosts over 100 artists, both local and out of state, featuring works in a variety of mediums. http:// AUG. 7–8 – Kelly Miller Circus, Kelleys Island Ball Field, 121 Addison St., Kelleys Island. Showtimes at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. 419-746-2360 or www.

AUG. 10–12 – Lincoln Highway “Buy-Way” Yard Sales, along the historic Lincoln Highway all across the state, including through Wayne County. www.

AUG. 11–12 – Annual Village Yard Sale, St. Rtes. 162 and 301, Spencer, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Spaces available at J. B. Firestone Park. 330-648-2907 or 330-648-2153.

AUG. 12 – Fort Laurens Centennial Celebration, 11067 Fort Laurens Rd. NW, Bolivar, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Celebrating 100 years as a state park. Tours, speakers, nature and history walks on the Towpath Trail, canal boat races, and kids’ crafts. Dressed for Battle “living” timeline from Revolutionary War to WWI. 330874-2059 or Great Miami, 1995 Ross Rd., Tipp City. $100 ticket is for all weekend and includes camping. A celebration of bluegrass music and river life. AUG. 3–6 – World’s Longest Yard Sale, along U.S. 127 through Greenville. AUG. 4–5 – Brown Co. SummerFest, Mt. Orab Community Park, 211 S. High St., Mt. Orab, Fri. 4–11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–11 p.m. $2. Live music, car cruise-in, and Back 2 School Bazaar. www.

AUG. 10–13 – 47th Annual Reunion Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show, Georgetown, 1 mile west at intersection of St. Rte. 125 and Winfield Dr. 513-734-6272. AUG. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Weekly Wednesday Bluegrass Night, Pit to Plate BBQ, 8021 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy, 7–9 p.m. Free. Hosted by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. Bring your instrument and join the band. 513-931-9100. AUG. 3–6 – Canoegrass, Adventures on the


AUG. 17–19 – National Tractor Pulling Championships, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Evening ticket $20–$22, single-day ticket $40–$44, free for kids 10 and under. 888-385-7855 or

AUG. 11–17 – Miami County Fair, Miami Co. Fgds., 650 N. County Rd. 25A, Troy. $5. Competitions, entertainment, harness racing, tractor pulls, art exhibits, games and rides, and great food. 937-3357492 or AUG. 12 – “Down a River, Down a Beer!”

AUG. 18–20 – Fort Fest: A Salute to Our Military, 364 St. Rte. 190, Fort Jennings. Live re-enactments, Huey helicopter flights, and military vehicle show. 419-286-2257 or AUG. 18–20 – Seneca Muzzleloaders Summer Rendezvous, 7575 Twp. Rd. 131, Tiffin. Located at Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds. Black powder shoot, archery, hawk and knife, atlatl, adult and children’s games. Potluck Sat. evening. Registration is $25, or $15 plus a prize donation. Setup after 2 p.m. Thur. and all day Fri. No pets. 419-341-8657 or e-mail Rob Gerding at

AUG. 25–27 – German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon, Fri. 6 p.m.–1 a.m., Sat. 2 p.m.–1 a.m., Sun. 12–11 p.m. $8. Multi-day tickets available. Authentic German food, beer, and entertainment. AUG. 12 – Fort Laurens Jogs for Logs 5K Fun Run and Walk, 11067 Fort Laurens Rd. NW, Bolivar, 9–10:30 a.m. $15 per participant. Race along the Towpath Trail with Revolutionary War soldiers cheering you on. Proceeds benefit Fort Laurens preservation. Registration required by Aug. 5. 330-874-2059 or AUG. 12–13 – National Hamburger Festival, Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St., Akron, Sat. noon–11 p.m., Sun. noon–7 p.m. $5. Enjoy food, entertainment, and competitions for all ages. Sample beers from Ohio breweries on Sun. at the Buckeye Brewfest. www.

AUG. 18–20 – Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association: Dover Steam Show, Tuscarawas Co. Fgds., 259 S. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover. Garden tractor pull Fri. 6 p.m., antique tractor pull 5 p.m. 330-844-5415 or

AUG. 24 – Annual Banquet, Ohio Genealogical Society, Richland County Chapter, OGS Library, 611 St. Rte. 97 W., Bellville, 6 p.m. $12 dinner fee due by Aug. 14. Mary Tripp presents “Victoria Woodhull, First Woman to Run for President.” Preregistration required. Open to the public. 419-524-0924, e-mail, or www.

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downtown Piqua. Craft beer tastings, river activities, and a silent auction of beer memorabilia. Food available for purchase.


AUG. 27 – Railroad Memorabilia Show, Painesville Railroad Museum, Painesville Depot, 475 Railroad St., Painesville, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $5, Family $7. 216-470-5780 or e-mail

AUG. 18–26 – The Great Darke County Fair, Darke Co. Fgds., 800 Sweltzer St., Greenville. $7, under 12 free. $20 for 9-day pass. http://darkecountyfair. com. AUG. 19 – Evening on the Canal, Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, 9845 North Hardin Rd., Piqua, 6:30 p.m. $25–$35. Reservations only. Enjoy dinner at the Education Center overlooking the Miami & Erie Canal, followed by a twilight canal journey on the General Harrison of Piqua. 937-773-2522 or www. AUG. 19 – Farm Toy Show, Highland Co. Fgds., Hillsboro, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $3. Look, buy, sell, or trade. 937-393-3215 or 937-393-3752.

AUG. 26 – Antique Tractor Pull, hosted by Southern Ohio Antique Tractor Pull Association, Lynchburg, begins at 9 a.m. Fun, food, and vendors. Call Roy at 513-266-3882.




AUG. 18–20 – Bremenfest, area of Crown Pavilion, 2 W. Plum St., New Bremen. Food, games, 5K and 1-mile Fun Run, car and motorcycle show, drawings, live music, and much more.

AUG. 19–20 – Revolution on the Ohio Frontier, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. AUG. 10–12 – Lincoln Highway “Buy-Way” Yard Pre-registration required. $8, Srs. $7, Stds. $4, under 6 Sale, U.S. 30/Main St., Van Wert. free. 419-874-4121, 800-283-8916, or

AUG. 4–5 – Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale, Wayne Co. Fgds., 199 Vanover St., Wooster, Fri. 4–9 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.–4 p.m. 330-682-4843 or

THROUGH AUG. 12 – Ohio Light Opera, Freedlander Theatre, 329 E. University St., Wooster, 7:30 p.m., matinees 2 p.m. 330-263-2345 or www.ohiolightopera. org.


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AUG. 4–6 – Dublin Irish Festival, Coffman Park, 5600 Post Rd., Dublin, Fri. 4 p.m.–midnight, Sat. 11 a.m.– midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. $10–$15, under 13 free; $25 for 3-day pass (online only). The best of Irish dance, music, art, and culture at the world’s largest three-day Irish festival.

THROUGH AUG. 6 – CAPA Summer Movie Series, Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus, Wed.–Sun. 7:30 p.m., Sun. matinee 2 p.m. $5, Srs. $4. America’s longest-running classic film series. 614-469-0939 or www. THROUGH AUG. 6 – Ohio State Fair, Ohio State Fgds., 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, daily 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Advance ticket $6. At gate: $10, Srs./C. (5–12) $8, under 5 free. $5 parking. 888-646-3976 or www.ohiostatefair. com.

THROUGH AUG. 19 – Trumpet in the Land, Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre, 1600 Trumpet Dr. NE, New Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. $10–$20. The tragic but inspiring story of David Zeisberger and his Christian Indian followers during the Revolutionary War. 330-339-1132 or

THROUGH SEPT. 3 – Tecumseh!, Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, 5968 Marietta Rd., Chillicothe, Mon.–Sat., 8 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. $14–$43. Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader. Backstage tours starting at 3:45 p.m. ($5), buffet 4:30–7:30 p.m. ($7.95–$14.95). 740-775-4100 or www.tecumsehdrama. com.

THROUGH OCT. – Rock Mill Weekends, Rock Mill Park, 1429 Rockmill Place NW, Lancaster, Sat. and Sun., 1–3 p.m. Free. Visit the 1824 grist mill, recently restored to working order, and see demonstrations of grinding methods. Also on site is the Rock Mill Covered Bridge. or www.facebook. com/FairfieldCountyParks. AUG. 3–5 – Circleville Goodtime Quilters 24th Annual Quilt Show, Ohio Christian University, Maxwell Bldg., 1476 Lancaster Pike (U.S. Rte. 23 E.), Circleville, Thur./Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $6 per day, $10 for 3-day wristband. Show features 20 Master Quilters and has more than 150 quilts on display. Hourly door prizes, raffle quilt, silent auction, food, demos, a merchants’ mall, and guild sales room. Handicap-accessible parking. 740-477-1595 or www.


AUG. 5–6 – Dresden Melon Festival, St. Rte. 208/ Muskingum Ave., Dresden, 9:15 a.m.–11 p.m. $1. Family activities, live music, food. 740-565-4039, 740-252-2651, or AUG. 6, 13 – Marion Concert Series, Erickson Pavilion, McKinley Park, 1000 McKinley Park Dr., Marion, 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and enjoy the sounds of music in the park. 740-360-2213 or www.facebook. com/Marion-Concert-Band-352283439203. AUG. 9, 18, 26 – Lorena Sternwheeler Dinner Cruise, Zanesville, 6–8 p.m. $35. Board at Zane’s Landing Park located on the west end of Market St. Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance. Children’s menu also available. 800-743-2303 or www.

Festival, Antrim, begins 5 p.m. daily. Free admission. 740-498-6923.

AUG. 4–5 – Deerassic Classic Giveaway and Expo,

Deerassic Park Education Ctr., 14250 Cadiz Rd./U.S. 22, Cambridge, gates open at noon. See website for ticket information. Outdoor exhibitors, stage shows, raffles, big prizes, food, and entertainment. 740-435-9500 or www.

AUG. 5 – Movie Night at the Majestic, 45 E. Second


AUG. 18–19 – Carroll Community Festival, downtown Carroll, Fri. 5–10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. parade 10 a.m. Free admission. Ox roast sandwiches, vendors, entertainment, pageant, car show, dog contest, talent show, kiddie tractor pull, silent auction, and more! Outdoor concerts at 7:30 p.m. both evenings; bring a lawn chair. AUG. 18–20 – Antique Tractor Club Truck and Tractor Show, Fairfield Co. Fgds., 157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster. All makes of tractors, hit miss engines, and vintage trucks welcome. Flea market, craft show, steam engines, corn sheller, saw mill, buzz saw, and more. Pancake breakfast Sat., antique tractor pulls Sat., garden tractor pulls Sun. Camping available: 740-304-4170. Additional information: 740-407-2347 or 740-304-4170.

AUG. 19 – Vendor and Craft Fair, Fairfield County Genealogical Research Library, 503 Lenwood Dr., Lancaster, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Auction, bake sale, refreshments. 740-653-2573. AUG. 19 – Annual Fout/Price Memorial Car Show, Marion International Flea Market, 1238 Linn Hipsher Rd., Marion. Registration 12–2 p.m., awards at 4 p.m. 740-262-4699.

AUG. 10–12 – All Ohio Balloon Fest, Union Co. Airport, 760 Clymer Rd., Marysville. Thurs. night $20 (includes concert), $10 for weekend pass. Come for the balloons, stay for the bands. 937-243-5833 or www.

AUG. 19 – Luncheon with the First Ladies, Tri-Rivers Career Ctr., 2222 Marion-Mount Gilead Rd., Marion, 11 a.m. $20 in advance by Aug. 10. Features a buffet luncheon of favorite foods of five First Ladies of the U.S. 740-387-4255 or

AUG. 11–13 – Buckeye Classic: Power of the Paint, Marion Co. Fgds., 220 E. Fairground St., Marion. $5 at gate. Antique tractor show, tractor auction, tractor parade and rodeo, antique show, flea market, and more. 740-386-2980 or

AUG. 26 – Doll Show, Women’s Club Home, 1126 E. Center St., Marion, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Dolls and miniatures on display. 740-389-4881 or www.

AUG. 10–13 – Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival, downtown Mount Vernon. Features many musical artists (this year’s headliner is Lee Greenwood), craft and art vendors, contests, car show, motorcycle show, food, and more.

AUG. 12 – BLISS Series: “Monarch Mania,” Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum, St. Rte. 79, Buckeye Lake, 1:30–3 p.m. Presentation by Sarah Dalton, “The Butterfly Lady.” 740-929-1998 or www.

AUG. 12 – Annual Gary Squires Memorial Car Show, Main St., Marion. Show begins 12 p.m., awards at 6 p.m. 740-361-0812 or 740-244-1624.

AUG. 12 – Summerail, Marion Palace Theatre and May Pavilion, 276 W. Center St., Marion. Annual railroad-themed multimedia exhibition. Within walking distance of the St., Chillicothe, 7 p.m. $5. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this month’s feature, The Princess Bride. www.

AUG. 19 – Everett’s Train Show and Swap Meet, Marion Union Station, 532 W. Center St., Marion, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Many vendors selling model train parts, tracks, and accessories, plus hundreds of railroad cars in all colors. Also check out the station, AC tower, and the collection of railroad memorabilia. 740-383-3768.

AUG. 26 – Mount Pleasant Truck and Tractor Pull “Shoot Out,” Fairfield Co. Fgds., 157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster, 5–10 p.m. 740-653-3041.

AUG. 27 – Pedals, Pipes & Pizza, Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W. Center St., Marion, 3 p.m. $15. See the 1929 silent film Liberty on the big screen, with accompaniment by Dave Calendine on the theatre’s prized 1924 Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Enjoy pizza on the stage after the film. 740-383-2101 or

Also programs for adults and children, plus musical performances and tasty concessions. 740-732-2259 or

AUG. 5–6 – Family and Friends Jubilee, Cambridge

AUG. 12–13 – Eastern Ohio Traditional Archery

AUG. 5–6 – Inland Waterways Festival, Ohio River Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta, 9:30–5 p.m. Free. Educational event with performers, storytellers, music, hands-on activities, model boat demos, whistle blows, steam launch rides, and a 2,200-gallon freshwater aquarium. 740373-3750 or

AUG. 17–19 – Rally on the River, 218 S. Second St., Ironton. Bikes, bands, and more. 740-533-9797 or www.

City Park, Big Pavilion, Cambridge, Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. church service 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 740-432-7590 or 740255-5280.

AUG. 3–5 – Antrim Community Fire Department

Marion Union Station and the heavy railroad traffic and historic displays it has to offer, including the restored AC interlocking tower. 740-383-2101 or

AUG. 5–12 – Ross County Fair, Ross Co. Fgds., 344 Fairgrounds Rd., Chillicothe. This year’s fair promises to thrill the children, entertain the adults, and feed the masses!

Rendezvous, Guernsey County Sportsmen for Conservation, 2961 Meadow Rd., Cambridge. Archery shoot for recurves, longbows, and selfbows. 40-target course with novelties and raffles. Awards for all classes. Free primitive camping and vendor set-up. 740-2970798,740-674-5058, or

AUG. 18 – Ohio State Fiddling Contest, Stuart Opera House, 52 Public Sq., Nelsonville, 6 p.m. $8. One of the premier fiddling events in Ohio. 740-753-1924 or www.

Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, Fri. 3–8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. A juried festival that showcases high-quality art in a variety of mediums.

AUG. 19 – Cambridge Classic Cruise-In, Historic Downtown Cambridge, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Over 200 cars and trucks ranging from the early 1900s through today. 740-4392238 or

AUG. 3–5 – West Virginia Blackberry Festival, Clarksburg City Park, Nutter Fort, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Blackberry dishes and other foods, arts and crafts, fireworks, games, and free entertainment. www.

AUG. 18–20 – Parkersburg Homecoming Festival, 2nd St., Parkersburg. Free. Parade, halfmarathon, live music, fireworks, arts and crafts, food concessions, and sternwheelers.

AUG. 11–13 – Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival,

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