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Power almost completely restored in Grove City

GROVE CITY, OH (WCMH) - There are still 73 customers without power in Grove City, according to an AEP spokesperson. That's down from 426 yesterday. 

The Church of the Nazarene one place still without power.

"We appreciate what they're doing," said Dale Benson who is the senior pastor at the church. "They got a thankless job. You know everybody wants to know how soon are we getting our power? We would like to know that as well."

The answer is probably Sunday night. Crews will continue to work into the weekend to restore power and peace back to the people of Grove City.

"We know it's been a big inconvenience for these folks and we want to see them get back to life normalcy," said Dave Callahan who works with AEP.

The AEP workers are not the only ones working hard.

Members of the 'The Naz' church have been working just as hard in the community.

"Our people stepped up and have been clearing yards, getting debris out of the way," said Benson.

They've even been feeding people in the community and the workers who are trying to restore everyone's power.

"They have worked tirelessly to get all this work done."

Benson said even if A-E-P is unable to restore power to his church this weekend, he has the generators that will. He just wants the community to unite and heal during a special service.

"This service is really all about pulling the community together and showing them that, 'hey we've been through rough stuff.'"

He added this is the first step they can take to come back better than they were before. 

"Instead of just being strong, we're Grove City stronger. We're going to come through this stronger than what we were before."

The church will hold its services on Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 9am and 11am. They ask that people attending the services park in Grove City High School's parking lot.


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