2018 Hightlights & Happenings
2018 Highlights and Happenings at The Frontier Power Company
• Scholarship winners were: 1st Places –Allie McCoy, River View High School and Christian Stark, Indian Valley School. 2nd Places – Amber Mourer, Ridgewood High School and Caden Sauerbrey, Tri-Valley High School. Allie McCoy also earned additional scholarship funds by competing and placing seventh in the statewide competition.
• Youth Tour to Washington, DC winners were Emma Anderson and Andrew Martin, both from River View High School.
• Hosted the 17th Annual Customer Appreciation Day on May 4th in the new Frontier Propane parking carport with about 700 people in attendance.
• Sponsored the 37th Annual Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival held in June with employees serving on the Balloon Committee, working the T-Shirt booth, working on balloon crews and delivering propane.
• Helped River View Jr. High celebrate the last day of school by providing a cook out for students and staff, who were served by Steve Nelson, Kelly Kendall, Melvin McVay and Tim Keirns.
• Bryar Cox, graduate of River View High School, once again helped our spray crews and propane department as summer help. Bryar is continuing his studies in Mechanical Engineering at Zane State.
• Hired new employees Kimberly Bethel as an accounting representative, and Ethan Helmick, Tanner Shaw, and James Stewart into the right-of-way department.
• About 900 members and guests attended the Annual Meeting held on July 27th at River View High School.
• Board members were elected by mail and announced at Annual Meeting. All three incumbents were re-elected: Representing District A, Coshocton County – James Buxton, Representing District C, Tuscarawas County – David Mizer, Representing District D, Coshocton County – Tim Anderson
• James Buehler was re-elected to the Frontier Propane board representing District A and Virginia Steiner was newly elected representing District B.
• Steven K. Nelson, General Manager, was re-elected as chairman of Buckeye Power, Inc. Board of Trustees for his 23rd term.
• Scott Dunn was part of “Project Ohio”, a group of linemen that traveled to Central America in March who helped bring power to remote villages in Guatemala.
• Sent a crew to North Carolina to help restore power after Hurricane Florence, and again to help restore power after Hurricane Michael.
• Purchased several animals at the Tuscarawas and Coshocton county fairs supporting our local youth completing FFA and 4-H projects.
• Kelly Kendall volunteered at the annual Coshocton Jr. Fair Auction.
• Returned approximately $50,375 in credits on December electric bills for members who have a water heater control switch to help beat the peak.
• Returned approximately $3,056 in credits on June, July, August and September electric bills for members who participate in the “Cool Returns” program.
• Issued grants with funds generated from the “Frontier Power Community Connections Fund” helping organizations totaling $23,984.85.
• Set up a display and participated in Open House at the Coshocton County Career Center in February and also set up displays at the Tuscarawas and Coshocton County Fairs in the fall.
• Returned approximately $299,917 in general retirement capital credits to current and former members and $231,290 was paid to estates.
• Service progress included 104 new connections, 45 individual upgrades, 96 pole changes and 14 new security lights installed.
• Upgraded the Bakersville substation from 34kV to 69kV.
• Replaced and rebuilt approximately 15.6 miles of line.
Each year Frontier Power strives to serve its members with reliable, affordable electric service by keeping equipment and rights-of-way upgraded and maintained, as well as educating employees and installing new technology. Our communities are supported through many programs and our members are kept informed and educated through Ohio Cooperative Living, bill notices and the Annual Meeting. Frontier Power, Your Touchstone Energy Cooperative, strives to maintain Touchstone’s four core values: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, and Community. These values represent the cooperative difference and define how Frontier Power delivers its members a high standard of service.