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Southeast Ohio Will Get New Area Code

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Parts of southeastern Ohio will be getting a new area code soon.

There aren't enough numbers in the current 740 area code to accommodate the demand, so state utility regulators say they're preparing to introduce a new code by early 2015.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is now asking people for input on how the new code is added. The actual code hasn't been released yet.

The state is reportedly looking at two options: letting those with the 740 code keep their numbers and assigning the new code to new customers, or just splitting the area in half. The public will have until Nov. 27 to comment.

The 740 area code now is used in most of southeastern Ohio and some areas around Columbus.

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