PUTNAM COUNTY - South county reports of American Electric Power imposing rolling blackouts are incorrect. A midday electric power outage experienced in the Vaughnsville area today was a result of a scheduled repair by the major utility.
"We don't have any rolling blackouts," said Randy Payne, Community Affairs Manager for AEP Ohio, at approximately 2 p.m. on Monday. "I don't show any customers in the Ottawa or Lima area without power right now."
According to AEP Ohio, a necessary repair was scheduled, leaving a limited number of customers were left without power.