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Power outages were reported throughout the city Aug. 29. A spokesperson for First Energy Corp., which supplies power to Tallmadge, cited equipment failure as the reason in a Sept. 1 email to the Tallmadge Express.
Service Director Bryan Esler says he was first made aware of the power outage at 3:10 p.m. when power at the city building went out.
"We were told that there was a transformer fire at the West Avenue substation," Esler says.
"Certain areas were out of power for several hours," according the First Energy email, which added, "This outage effected approximately 5,000 customers in the area."
Repairs were made by Ohio Edison.