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Buckeye Power CEO Tony Ahern scheduled to speak; ‘blower door’ in action; $250 cash prize

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio – More than 1,500 members are expected to attend next Saturday’s Annual Meeting of Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative from 8-10:30 am at company headquarters in North Baltimore.

They’ll also hear from a special guest: Buckeye Power/Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives President & CEO Tony Ahern. Buckeye Power is the generation and transmission cooperative that supplies wholesale power to the 24 Ohio electric cooperatives. Ahern has served the Ohio electric cooperatives since 1993 and has been in his current position since 2002. He writes a monthly column in the cooperative's magazine, Country Living, and recently testified at a field hearing in Ohio held by the U.S. House of Representative’s Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending.

Members will also get to see the blower door unit, a powerful fan that can help detect where air leaks throughout a home, and 50 free blower door tests will be offered to those in attendance. The blower door unit is a proven, effective tool in helping homeowners save energy.

The company will also offer a free buffet breakfast to members of scrambled eggs, pancakes, ham, bacon and more, to every single person attending. What’s more, customers will receive a free limited-edition series coffee mug, can cooler, key light and free compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Among other event highlights:

  • Door prizes – A grand prize of $250 will be awarded, as well as many others; complete list at
  • Electric car – On display will be an all-electric car, manufactured by Think North America.
  • Pony rides – Kids can enjoy free pony rides, weather permitting.
  • Company report - Hear reports from President & CEO George Walton and Board Chairman Ed Crawford.
  • Food drive - Members are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the needy. All items go to the North Baltimore Food Assistance Program.
  • Inflatables – Kids will enjoy four huge inflatable activities.


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