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Carroll Electric Scholarship Recipients 

Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc. announced the scholarship competition recipients. The Carroll Electric Children of Members Scholarship Competition was established to forward the cooperative principle of Education, Training and Information. The awards, ranging from $400 to $1200, are granted to eligible high school seniors whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are Carroll Electric members.

Applications were received from students in the six-county service territory. Selection criteria included personal and scholastic achievement, school and community involvement, and personal interviews.

Carroll Electric is pleased to award scholarships to the following students:

Division 1 – Girls
$1,200 – Rachael Cline, Edison High School. Rachael is the daughter of Charles and Amie Cline of Toronto.  
$800 – Ta’sha Koontz, Malvern High School. Ta’sha is the daughter of James and Elissa Koontz of Minerva.
$400 – Alexandria Howell, Sandy Valley High School. Alexandria is the daughter of James and Terri Howell of Dellroy.

Division 2 – Boys
$1,200 – Jimmy Gao, New Philadelphia High School. Jimmy is the son of James and Lily Gao of New Philadelphia.
$800 – Jacob Bowling, Malvern High School. Jacob is the son of Scott and Jeanie Bowling of Malvern.
$400 – Zachary Almy, Southern Local High School. Zachary is the son of Joseph and Susan Almy of Kensington. 

The Carroll Electric Children of Members Scholarship competition is an annual contest that encourages Ohio’s rural youth to further their education and provides an opportunity to become more aware of careers in the rural electric program. 

Lane to Represent Carroll Electric in Washington

Jaret Lane, son of Ryan and Janet Lane of Kensington, has been selected to represent Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc. at the Washington, D.C. Rural Electric youth Tour. 

Jaret, a Carrollton High School sophomore, will join nearly 1,600 other youth from across the country for the June 9 - 15 tour. Youth Tour teaches students about the tural electric utility and gives students a first-hand look at the activities of our government in the nation's capital. Jaret will have a chance to meet and talk to congressional leaders from Ohio at the U.S. Capitol, while visiting sights of D.C. 

Youth Tour is an annual contest sponsored by Ohio's Electric Cooperatives and Carroll Electric. 

Phone Scam Targets Carroll Electric Members

Your phone rings. Your caller ID says it's someone you know or a local business calling, but when you pick up the person on the other end of the call is claiming to be from Carroll Electric. What's the deal? 

Scammers are using fake caller ID information to trick you into thinking they are someone local, someone you trust - like a government agency or a company you do business with - like Carroll Electric. The practice is called "caller ID spoofing," and scammers don't care whose phone number they use. One scammer recently used the phone number of a gravel business in northeast Ohio to contact Carroll Electric members and demand payment and account information. 

Don't rely on caller ID to verify who's calling. It can be nearly impossible to tell whether the caller ID information is real. Here are a few tips for handling these calls: 

  • If you get a strange call from Carroll Electric, hang up. Contact the Carroll Electric office at 1-800-232-7697 to check the validity of the call. Carroll Electric employees won’t call out of the blue to demand money or account information.

  • Don’t give out – or confirm – your personal or financial information to someone who calls.

  • Don’t wire money or send money using a reloadable card. Carroll Electric utilizes the SmartHub pay portal for electronic billing and will never call you to demand payment using a reloadable card or wire transfer.  

  • Feeling pressured to act immediately? Hang up. That’s a sure sign of a scam.

If you receive a call from a scammer claiming to be a Carroll Electric employee, report it to Carroll Electric at 1-800-232-7697.

Want more tips for avoiding scams? Visit the Federal Trade Commission website at ftc.gov. 

Carroll Electric launches SmartHub

Carroll Electric consumer-members can now access SmartHub. SmartHub provides convenient account access and two-way communication with Carroll Electric from your computer or mobile device. Manage payments, check your usage and report an outage all at the touch of a button. The free SmartHub app is available for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Click the "pay online" button from any page of the Carroll Electric website to access SmartHub.  

Project Ohio
Linemen from Ohio electric co-ops including two Carroll Electric Linemen, made a courageous journey to the remote mountain village of La Soledad, Guatemala to bring its residents electricity for the very first time. Check out the 27-minute documentary-style "Project Ohio" video.

Five years no lost-time accidents
Trips, slips and falls can happen to anyone at anytime. But for the past five years, Carroll Electric employees have worked without a single lost-time incident - an achievement that doesn't happen by accident. Carroll Electric has established a committee that puts safety directly into the hands of its 30 employees. Commitee members make recommendations on safety equipment purchases, review safety policies and suggest training necessary for employee engagement in safe work practices. Employees also participate in monthly safety trainings that range from pole-top rescue to first aid and CPR. 

 

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