Stories by Joyce Ritchie

Northcentral Ohio landowners uniting to share pipeline lease information

Monday, June 3, 2013

The North Central Ohio Landowners Association is forming to work for fair leasing negotiations across the length of a proposed Sunoco Pipeline.

He’s hooked! Duane Keener receives Pro Pullers 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, November 19, 2010

By JOYCE L. RITCHIE Contributing Writer ASHLAND, Ohio — The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League honored longtime Ohio tractor puller Duane Keener with its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented in Indianapolis Oct. 23. Known for driving the super stock tractor “Bambi,” Keener, of Orange Township in Ashland County, was surprised when Mike […]

Ashland Co. 4-H members honored at annual banquet

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

By JOYCE L. RITCHIE Contributing writer More than 200 Ashland County 4-H members, advisers and family members attended this year’s 4-H recognition banquet held Nov. 4 at Park Street Brethren Church Family Life Center in Ashland. Five Meritorious Service Awards were presented. Recipients were: Kim Humrichouser, Nancy Pauly, Amy Steward, Carol Morrison and Kathy Tackett. […]

Baby Beef Club celebrates 64th year

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Ashland County Baby Beef Club continued the celebration of their 64th year with the annual recognition banquet Oct. 9 at the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren Fellowship Hall. The club coordinates one of only a few lottery steer shows remaining in the state. Chairman Rich Kline commended the producers in […]

Mapleton FFA holds annual banquet

Monday, March 15, 2010

ASHLAND, Ohio — Members and guests of the Mapleton FFA met at the Ashland University Convocation Center to celebrate the achievements of the chapter and honor many and thank the community for their strong support. Officers Officers include Jared Wynn, president; Shelby Rohr, vice president; Shelby Emmons, secretary; Katie Paramore, treasurer; Dee Lowman, reporter; Garrett […]

Loudonville Livestock Club presents awards at appreciation banquet

Monday, November 16, 2009

Receiving the supreme showman trophies at the Loudonville Livestock Club banquet were Caleb Shriver, Mitch Rooks and Amber Nickles. LOUDONVILLE, Ohio — The Loudonville Livestock Club lavished notes of appreciation and presented trophy awards during its appreciation banquet held in the cafeteria of the Loudonville High School recently. Jeff Byers, veterinarian and club adviser, welcomed […]

Crestview FFA holds awards banquet

Friday, April 24, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Crestview FFA celebrated another successful year with its 46th annual awards banquet. The members expressed their thanks and appreciation to all the groups and individuals that contributed their hard work, time and dignity toward the success of the chapter. The 2008-09 officer team included Jeb May, president; Alicia Metzger, vice president; […]

Loudonville annual FFA awards banquet honors members

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

LOUDONVILLE, Ohio — The Loudonville FFA chapter invited members, guests and friends to celebrate its successful year during its annual banquet and awards ceremony April 16 at the school campus in Loudonville. The banquet theme was “Step Up, Stand Out.” The evening was opened with a candle lighting ceremony offered by the Greenhands. Opening ceremonies […]

Ashland County Dairy Service meets

Friday, March 20, 2009

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Ashland County Dairy Service Unit met for its 65th annual meeting March 14 at Hillsdale High School.

The evening began with a welcome by Unit Director Ryan Welch who introduced Ashland County Farm Bureau Organizational Director John Fitzpatrick.

Mapleton FFA annual awards presented

Monday, March 16, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio — More than 320 members and guests were present for the 2008-2009 Mapleton FFA Annual Awards Ceremony held at the AU Convocation Center Banquet Hall March 11. The dinner began at 6:30 p.m. following opening ceremonies, the welcome by President Jonni Rohr and invocation by Ross Patton. The successful chapter was lead by […]


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Joyce Ritchie is a freelance writer from Ashland County, Ohio.