Stories by Chris Kick

Ohio reports more cases of swine flu, but officials say not unexpected

Thursday, August 9, 2012

COLUMBUS — The number of cases of human influenza related to swine in Ohio grew to 30 on Aug. 8, following an announcement from the Ohio Department of Health. The strand of influenza, H3N2v, was first confirmed from individuals exposed to swine at the Butler County Fair in late July. To date, 16 cases have […]

Ashtabula County farmer killed in accident, remembered for activism

Thursday, August 9, 2012

ROME TWP., Ohio — An Ashtabula County dairy farmer and activist was killed in a tragic farm accident Tuesday afternoon at his farm. Bryan Wolfe, 55, was mowing hay between 1:30-2 p.m. when he apparently became entrapped inside the haybine, said his wife, Diana Wolfe. She said her husband had some broken blades on the […]

Ohio State Fair auction sets seven new records

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Check out the results from the 2012 sale of champions.

Andrews wins Ohio bidding contest

Monday, August 6, 2012

Auctioneer Seth Andrews won the Ohio State Fair bidding contest. He is the fifth generation from his family to be an auctioneer.

Johnson show lambs: From grazing pasture grass, to the winner’s circle

Friday, August 3, 2012

Family’s show lamb business has grown into a well-recognized name.

Drought 2012: Some farmers could be better off than expected, but not all

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

USDA estimates 73 percent of the nation’s domestic cattle are within an area of drought.

Summit County Fair sale 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Check out the sale results from the 2012 Summit County Fair.

Touchstone algae research project could reduce carbon emissions, make biofuel

Friday, July 27, 2012

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project seeks new uses for algae.

NiSource, Ohio and Pa. land owners still assessing terms of partnership

Thursday, July 26, 2012

NiSource’s plan to develop shale gasses still being reviewed by land owners.

Kasich signs executive order to help drought-stricken Ohio

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich helped open the first day of the Ohio State Fair with a declaration intended to give farmers full opportunity for state and federal drought assistance. Kasich signed an executive order instructing state agencies to help farmers reduce the impacts of drought, while urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to […]

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About Chris

Chris Kick lives in Wooster, Ohio. An American FFA Degree recipient, he holds a bachelor’s in creative writing from Ashland University. He spends his free time on his grandparents’ farms in Wayne and Holmes counties.