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August 12, 2020

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Chart reveals impact of the June 29 high winds

Although this report is now out of date, the chart reveals statistics of power outages as a result of the June 29 storm.

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This is the news announcement from AEP that accompanied the chart:

Power's back on for some of us; life's not quite back to normal as storm cleanup continues

Ada and many midwesterns took a history course this weekend. We lived like pioneers. Many are still roughing it. The history lesson reminded was how our great-great grandparents lived without electricity, air conditioning, telephone service, internet service, freezers and many other wonders of the 21st century.

In Ada shortly around 4 p.m., Friday, June 28, the wrath of Mother Nature struck with high winds - some speculating 85 miles per hour - and torrents of rain.

More storms on the way

AEP provided the following weather alert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday

*** Broken Line of Severe Thunderstorms For I&M Power This Afternoon 
*** Line of Severe Thunderstorms Possible for Portions of AEP Ohio,
Kentucky Power, W. 

The latest radar as of 2:30 pm shows a broken line of severe thunderstorms in northern Illinois entering Indiana. 

AEP warns of severe weather pattern

AEP's East Utilities will be in an active severe weather pattern late today through the weekend. The combination of unstable air, a stalled front, and several upper-level disturbances moving along the front will result in the severe storms.  Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon over Illinois.

These storms may develop into a complex of severe storms - or even a squall line with widespread damaging winds - as they track across Indiana & Ohio this evening into tonight.  If a squall line does develop...a significant outage event will be possible,
especially for AEP Ohio.

French police major talks about Afghanistan experience

Visiting French Major LeBlanc of the National Gendarmerie, French Armed Forces, talked about policing in France and fighting corruption in Afghanistan, to a attentive audience of over 50 persons on June 26.

His talk was during Tuesday’s Ada Rotary Club meeting at The Inn at ONU. Also attending were members of the Ada Kiwanis, Ada police and interested Ada residents. LeBlanc and Ada Police Chief Mike Harnishfeger have been friends for several years. 

Telling about his Afghanistan experience, the major said his tour there was to demonstrate to the Afghan people and to the international community that high-level public corruption will not be tolerated.

Blanchard Valley Hospital partners with American Cancer Society on study

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, has partnered with the American Cancer Society to offer area residents an opportunity to change the face of cancer for future generations by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.