OVER 7,000 AFFECTED BY FIRST ENERGY POWER OUTAGE SUNDAY
Monday, September 16, 2013
Over 7,000 customers of First Energy lost power Sunday evening due to some equipment problems. Gary Keys of First Energy reports an insulator failed at the Richland Substation near Defiance around Sunday, which caused outages for a number of Defiance businesses, and affected residents from Holgate, Hamler and Defiance communities. Power was restored about two hours later; but also impacted customers of Tri-County Rural Electric, due to their feed from First Energy.