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In Ohio, locally sourced food is just minutes away

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

From our Dinner Guests Hank and Joli Fichter: “Having sources of locally produced food has changed the way we live… The resources are most likely within miles or minutes of your home.”

New grant will help Columbiana County landowners protect water quality

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District has received a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners Program to support landowners in protecting water quality

Western Pa. farm roots reach to 1769

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Nearly 250 years of family ancestry, local legend, historical records and funny anecdotes tell a story of a family’s love for their land.

Top lot brings $36,000 bid; Ohio Holstein sale averages $3,500

Friday, March 22, 2013

BY BARB LUMLEY SIDNEY, Ohio — The cold temperature at the Ohio Holstein Association convention sale March 8 was soon warmed up by the large crowd and the hot bidding. The sale, held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, Sidney, Ohio, averaged $3,584 on 76 live lots. Benefit sale First into the ring was a fall […]

Bees? It’s a valuable, and fun, hobby

Thursday, February 7, 2013

In 2009 I started something that I never thought I would do — beekeeping! (If someone had told me a few years ago that I would become a beekeeper, I would have told them they were crazy.)Oh, I’d been around bees because my grandfather and grandmother always kept bees and at one time my grandfather […]

Focusing in on conservation

Thursday, January 31, 2013

So much of life depends upon your point of view. Everyone has different experiences and learns from a unique perspective. My grade school consisted of two classes per grade level and each had a different teacher. I discovered early on that, although I was in the same grade at the same school as my first […]

New Year’s resolution

Thursday, January 24, 2013

By George A. Hazlett: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION How many times have you made a New Year’s resolution and only within a few days or weeks break it? I speak from experience. I must confess that I am guilty. I have only made a few New Year’s resolutions in my lifetime, and I don’t believe they […]

ATI dedicates beef cattle handling facility designed by Temple Grandin

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institude dedicated a new, state-of-the-art beef cattle handling facility.

Is there anything we can do about the weather?

Friday, September 28, 2012

By: TOM DOWNING The activities at steam and engine shows take place primarily outside and so are greatly subject to weather conditions. Some might argue this fact is a good argument for having a four-day show or longer, as most rainy spells don’t commonly last that long, so the chances of having a decently profitable […]

Facing off over funerals in Pa.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pennsylvania funeral home rules are restricting funeral directors and families.


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