AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) continues to conduct tree trimming and other vegetation management work in communities across Ohio Edison's 34-county service area in Ohio to maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment and help protect against tree-related outages. Since the beginning of the year, contractors have trimmed trees along approximately 3,500 miles of distribution and transmission lines in the Ohio Edison service area as part of the company's $22.8 million vegetation management program for 2016, with an additional 600 miles expected to be completed by year-end. "Tree trimming is one of the most important things we do every year to help maintain our electric system," said Randall A. Frame, regional president, Ohio Edison. "Whether it be maintaining distribution wires in tree-lined city neighborhoods, or keeping rural transmission line corridors free of incompatible trees and shrubs, our goal is to enhance service reliability for our customers by reducing the number of tree-related outages." During the next several months, Ohio Edison will conduct tree trimming in the following communities: Akron, Ashland, Berlin Center, Blooming Grove, Boston Heights, Campbell, Choctaw Lake, Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, Deerfield, Edinburg, Ellsworth, Elyria, Essex, Franklin Township, Galion, Garrettsville, Green Camp, Hartville, Hills and Dales, Hubbard, Huron, Iberia, Kent, Lafayette, Leavitsburg, Liberty Township, London, Lorain, Lordstown, Magnetic Springs, Marion, Massillon, Medina, Meyers Lake, Milton Township, Montville, Newton Falls, North Canton, North Ridgeville, Peninsula, Plain City, Plumwood, Randolph, Ravenna Township, Richwood, Rootstown, Sandusky, Springfield, Wadsworth, Warren, Windham, York Center, The vegetation management work is conducted by certified forestry experts under the company's direction, including: Asplundh Tree Expert Company; Davey Tree Expert Company; Nelson Tree Service Inc.; PennLine Service, Townsend Tree Service; and Wright Tree Service.