Stories by Contributing Writers

Once shunned, painted ladies of Americana prized

Thursday, February 15, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about the history, importance, and value of painted furniture as part of Americana.

Wood engraving once common art

Thursday, February 8, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about the history of wood engraving to reproduce pictures in books magazines and newspapers.

Multi-state grazing conference set

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The sixth Great Lakes International Grazing Conference will be Feb. 12-13, at the Shipshewana Antique Auction Barn in Shipshewana, Ind.

Let a smile be your umbrella: a way to bridge the political chasm

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Columnist Dale Wildman writes looks with approval at the bipartisian appeal of President George W. Bush and at the need for political civility.

Some firsts in post-war toys

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about the sturdier and larger American-made toys that appeared just after World War II.

Decorative tiles always in vogue

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Decorative tiles were first in demand by the wealthy, but American craftsmen soon developed products for average households, too.

When solitude reigned and the banks of the Ohio were watered with blood

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Columnist Roy Booth looks back at the dawn of the 19th century, when Ohio was the western frontier of the United States.

All livestock producers need manure management plan

Thursday, January 11, 2001

By 2008, all livestock farms in Ohio are going to have to have a nutrient management plan in place and be implementing it.

Jury’s still out on high oil corn

Thursday, January 11, 2001

An Ohio State researcher cautions livestock producers to pencil it out first before switching to high oil corn for their rations, due to a good market for feed grade fat.

Back then, advertising was spoon-fed

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Advertisement spoons are of special interest because of the subject represented and the ease of identification. However, many spoons are questionable as to whether there are an advertisement or souvenir.


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