Stories by Travis Loudin

Another world heard from

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Representatives of the Columbiana County, Ashtabula County and Carroll County Junior Fair Boards traveled together on a bus to the Ohio Fair Manager’s Convention in Columbus on January 5, 2010. Columbiana County sent 13 youth, Carroll County sent 6 representatives and Ashtabula had 8 for a total of 27 youth plus advisors. The youth spent […]

The Great Elephant?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Washington County (Pa.) 4-H’er Erin Rice thought her long-stemmed pumpkin was just right to turn into an elephant for the Chesapeake Energy Giant Pumpkin contest Oct. 3 in Washington, Pa.

Fun at Ridgeview Farm

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ridgeview Farm, located in Mesopotamia Township, Trumbull County, SR 87, hosts fall fun weekends Sept. 26 thru Oct. 28 from noon to 5, and it’s lots of fun, as these pumpkin painters discovered.

Behind the scenes

Friday, September 11, 2009

If you happen to drive down the alley behind Farm and Dairy’s Salem, Ohio, offices during breaktime, you might have to pause for a cornhole game. Here copy editor Eric Hamilton and intern Emily Caldwell go head to head.

Rowing the boat ashore

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Northwestern-Wayne FFA’ers had to break up the serious sessions at their leadership retreat with a little teamwork and bonding on the water. You know what they say, “All work and no play…”

Breaking news!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

You can now find just about anything dipped in batter and fried at your local fair. The Ohio State Fair featured — what else — a deep-fried buckeye, along with deep-fried Twinkies, and even a deep-fried PBJ sandwich.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fifteen-month-old Brady bellied up to the dairy bar at the Columbiana Buckeye Dairy Boosters stand at the Columbiana County Fair to enjoy a chocolate cone.

An Unlikely Duo

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Poppy, the kitty, adores Corkey the donkey, who seems to share the sentiment–or at least tolerates it. Karen Kirsch of Louisville, Ohio, shares this great shot!

Washington County Farm

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Not a cloud in the sky (well, almost). Jack Perry shares this scene from an active family farm deep in old rural Washington County, Ohio.

Kiss the Pig

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Harrison County Commissioner Barbara Pincola loses the Kiss the Pig Contest at this year’s fair and has to pucker up to the Grand Champion Hog during this year’s Harrison County Fair.


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