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New power lines coming to southern Wood Co.

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WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A multi-million dollar project is planned to improve electricity in parts of Wood County.

Hancock-Wood County Electric Cooperative will be rebuilding 30-40 miles of power lines in southern Wood County. The new aerial lines will bring more jobs and better electric service to the county.

"We don't want the lights to blink. We want the power to stay on," said Bill Barnhart, vice president of engineering for the co-op. "The weather's been terrible this year, you know, ice storms, high winds. If we rebuild those facilities, make them stronger, there is less of a possibility they're going to be out of power."

Rebuilding the lines will cost $2.7 million, but the co-op is a non-profit organization, so any extra money they make this year will be returned to residents' pockets.

Construction will begin on the new lines in about three weeks.

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