September 30, 2014

Medina
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Lights out on Seville Turkey Day

SEVILLE — Folks might have to wait to put the turkey in the oven Thanksgiving morning.

The Seville Board of Public Affairs plans to shut off electricity for the entire village from 5 a.m. until approximately 5:10 a.m., Utilities Superintendent Kevin Bittaker said.

The BOPA is switching from a 68-volt line to a more-reliable 138-volt line, he said.
“Our old feed before was 138,” he explained. “Last year, FirstEnergy asked us to switch to 68 volts, so we’re getting back to normal by switching to 138.”

FirstEnergy originally asked the village to shut down the line to repair a switch, Bittaker said.

The BOPA chose to do the switch early Thanksgiving because it would have the least impact on local businesses, he said.

“Nobody is working that day, so it is a convenient time for a short power outage,” Bittaker said.