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Dealing with a Downed Power Line

October 11, 2019

Coming into contact with a downed power line can provide a path for electricity to the ground, and that could hurt or kill you. You don’t even have to touch a downed line to be in danger. A downed line can energize the ground up to 35 feet away… even farther in wet conditions. Downed…

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Family Ties

October 11, 2019

After spending more than a decade as a paramedic, restaurateur and firefighter, Todd Schafer switched careers at age 30 to become a lineman – following in his father Jack Schafer’s footsteps at Ohio Edison. Today, Todd works out of Ohio Edison’s Stow-Kent Service Center, while Jack is a line leader in Hartville. The pair have…

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Winter is Coming: Is Your Home Ready?

October 10, 2019

It may feel like summer outside, but Old Man Winter is just around the corner. There are steps you can take while the weather is still warm to prepare your home for cooler temperatures. Follow these tips to help avoid drafts and save money during the colder months: Make sure your home is insulated to…

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From Call Center to Substation

October 10, 2019

​Stephanie Edwards started her career at FirstEnergy more than six years ago in customer service and meter reading. Then she realized, she wanted to play a more direct role in power distribution. Now she works as a substation electrician out of Jersey Central Power & Light’s (JCP&L) Hopatcong Service Center. And, she’s spotlighted in a…

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Better Safe Than Sorry

October 9, 2019

If the power goes out at home, it’s important to keep your food supply safe – especially if the outage lasts a few hours or longer. Please remember these tips: Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Most refrigerators will keep food safe for up to four hours during a power outage…

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Volunteers Fuel the Energy at Akron Marathon

October 9, 2019

​Our employees supported the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon from start to finish – encouraging thousands of runners – including 100 employees – who trained for months in preparation for the world-class race. Traveling reporter Karen Clark was at our Hero Zone, checking in with some volunteers. Watch it now.

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An Environmental Boost

October 8, 2019

Here are two great examples of FirstEnergy’s commitment to preserving and protecting our environment. The Birds in Flight Sanctuary in Warren, Ohio, hosted an open house to raise funds to purchase a 63-acre property. Birds in Flight relocates and rehabilitates birds that have been injured from nesting near energized conductors. Plans for the new property…

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