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Geothermal tax credit reinstated

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in Noble REMC

Locally, Noble REMC members who upgrade to a geothermal heating and cooling system can be rewarded with a POWER MOVES® rebate. Now, those who make the environmentally-friendly improvement have the opportunity for a federal tax credit, as well.  In February, Congress approved a budget which reinstated the federal tax credit on residential and commercial geothermal… Continue reading.

On a Mission

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) Linemen John McMaster and Zak Kauser, along with 15 other line workers from all over Ohio, came together earlier this year to be part of Project Ohio, a statewide effort led by Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives to electrify rural parts of Guatemala. Even through the brutal high-90s heat and language barrier,… Continue reading.

Save the date

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

All PPEC members are invited to Member Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Paulding County Fairgrounds  This is a fun family event with bouncy houses and carnival games. In addition, we will showcase what the electric co-op has to offer. Our experienced staff will conduct a live… Continue reading.

Local students win scholarships

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Kahle wins first-place scholarship from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Jacob Kahle, a Kalida High School senior, was awarded a first-place, $3,600 scholarship at the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Children of Members Scholarship competition held in April. Kahle, the son of Mark (Virgil) and Deborah Kahle, was sponsored by Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative.  Twenty-four high school seniors from each… Continue reading.

It takes a village

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Employees from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) spent a Saturday morning giving back to their community by sprucing up the Auglaize Village Museum.  If you’re not familiar with the museum, it’s something quite special. Built in June 1966, the recreated village is a restoration project of the Defiance County Historical Society. Within this unique setting,… Continue reading.

Kickoff to summer

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

At the cooperative, kicking off summer starts with our annual legislative trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with our elected officials. It is a great honor to represent our cooperative, our employees, and all the members who support our efforts through the ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action® programs. It has long been said, and… Continue reading.

Electrical rules to share with kids

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Posted on May 24, 2018 in Safety

Born with a natural curiosity, children are always exploring, asking questions and trying new things to understand the world around them. Unfortunately, that curiosity can be dangerous – and even deadly – when it comes to electricity.  “There are 400 deaths and 4,400 injuries from electrical hazards each year,” said Tom VanParis, CEO of Indiana… Continue reading.

Bird’s Eye View

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Posted on May 23, 2018 in Features

In Indiana, a land where annual obsessions called March Madness and Hoosier Hysteria thankfully bring us nothing but net, it comes as no surprise that Electric Consumer readers’ pick for favorite Famous Hoosier would be a king of the basketball court. Larry Bird, the “Hick from French Lick,” who rose from humble beginnings to college… Continue reading.

Tomatoes: the apples of most eyes

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Posted on May 22, 2018 in Backyard

By B. Rosie Lerner Most gardeners would agree that tomatoes are the most popular crop for home growing. But what gardeners can’t agree on is what tomato is considered “the best,” since taste is such a personal matter. The diversity of cultivars available makes it easy for anyone to grow tomatoes — even if all… Continue reading.

Where asparagus once grew wild

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Posted on May 22, 2018 in Outdoors

By Jack Spaulding One of my fond experiences as a child came with the first warming days of spring. Prior to cultivated side ditches, mowed fence rows and the liberal use of herbicides, wild asparagus proliferated in the side ditches along the county roads. And it was free for the picking! The sporadic patches took… Continue reading.

Creative Cuisine — Indiana Eats

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Posted on May 22, 2018 in Indiana Eats

Looking for a creative twist to a fine dining experience? Corndance Tavern in Mishawaka, a farm-to-table favorite of foodies in northern Indiana, is renowned not only for specialities like bison and elote corn (fire roasted with lime juice, mayo, ancho chile, cilantro and cotija cheese) but for its even more unusual fare. Take the restaurant’s… Continue reading.