Co-op Spotlight: Carroll Electric Cooperative
In the eastern part of Ohio near the Pennsylvania border, Carroll Electric Cooperative provides reliable and affordable energy to more than 10,000 consumer-members. The area is rich in agriculture, and Carroll Electric serves mostly residential members in its six-county territory.
Carroll County attractions
The Carroll County Arts Center features exhibits designed to inspire an appreciation for the arts. It provides classes taught by local artists in birdhouse decorating, woodcarving, oil painting, and more. In keeping with their mission to provide a creative outlet for the community, admission is free to the public.
In the picturesque rolling hills of Carroll County, the 55-acre Bluebird Farm Park features a century-old farmhouse and barns dating back to before the Civil War. Bluebird Farm Park has scenic nature trails, sit-down eating, a toy museum, and an amphitheater for events and outdoor wedding ceremonies.
Members of the Carroll County Daffodil Society plant flowers around the restaurant and other buildings, adding to the beautiful landscape of the farm. Atwood Lake is another area known for camping and sailing. Visitors can fish, hike the nature trails, or spend a day at the beach area.
The Daniel McCook House was home to three brothers and their 15 sons, known as the “fighting McCooks,” who fought during the Civil War. The 1830s restored home is now a museum that has exhibits about the family and the Civil War and features several rooms decorated to fit the time period.
Former professional baseball player Jack DiLauro lives on Carroll Electric’s territory. DiLauro was a relief pitcher who played against all-time greats such as Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. He spent most of his career in the minor leagues for the Detroit Tigers organization but made it to the majors to play for the “Amazin’ Mets” in 1969, when he was a part of the World Series-winning team.