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MetroParks surplus equipment auction draws big truck buyers

Thursday, October 11, 2001

A surplus equipment auction for Cleveland MetroParks Sept. 29 by Joe Mescan, auctioneer, put 226 items that went on the auction block. High selling items were the trucks, tractors and equipment.

Museum lecture explains use of passenger lists

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center is offering an Oct. 20 class on “Finding Your Ancestor’s Passenger List.”

National Pork Board selects new CEO

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Steven D. Murphy of Des Moines, Iowa, assumes the new position to manage the National Pork Board staff, which operates checkoff-funded programs on behalf of America’s pork producers.

‘One person can make a difference’

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Following is an excerpt from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge’s farewell address to the state general assembly Oct. 2, as he leaves to accept leadership of the new Office of Homeland Security.

Stryffeler receives the World Beef Expo’s Paul May Award

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Sally Stryffeler, who raises Pietmontese cattle in Medina County, has been named this year’s recipient of the Paul May Award for her contributions to the World Beef Expo.

There’s more to the forest than the trees

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Forest Heritage Festival Oct. 19-20, at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover mixes education, safety and good deeds.

Tower-Vue Dairy Holsteins tower at Fall Championship

Thursday, October 11, 2001

More than 284 Holsteins were exhibited at the 2001 Pennsylvania Fall Championship Showat the All-American Dairy Show.

Apple butter festival slated for Historic Roscoe Village

Thursday, October 4, 2001

The 32nd annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival Oct. 19-21 offers fun and entertainment for all ages with a craft show, demonstrations, special appearances by Johnny Appleseed, and a variety of contests.

Barn-sized Old Glory

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Made from vinyl truck tarps the Brimfield flag can fly proudly forever.

Fall sniffles: The cure’s as bad as the condition

Thursday, October 4, 2001

School nurses believe that the “cure” for symptoms of nasal allergy may affect school performance in a way not all that different than if they were left untreated.

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Pressure-treated woods leach arsenic

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Structures using chromated copper arsenate treated wood have been considered safe for use by children, but recent tests of soil around some play equipment, however, have make this assumption questionable.

Mahoning County ag community loses friend

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Darrel A. Bacon, who spent a lifetime volunteering in youth, church and agricultural organizations, died at his New Springfield home Saturday, Sept. 29, following an extended illness. He was 82.

Managing winter weed with herbicides

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Weeds such as common chickweed, henbit, purple deadnettle, and marestail (horseweed) have increased to the point that they require changes in herbicide management in some fields.

Mid Atlantic Genetics holds Shorthorn sale

Thursday, October 4, 2001

The top selling lot was MSF Neon Lady 101, a roan January heifer calf sired by MSF Equity 43 out of Rolyn Neon Lady 5C.

New farm income report a mixed bag, driven by livestock sector

Thursday, October 4, 2001

The USDA’s Economic Research Service reports farm income has hit a record, but the farm component of total household income has fallen for fourth year in a row.

Ohio United Methodist delegation urges restraint to congressmen

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Meeting with Sen. George Voinovich, the delegation from the East Ohio Conference delivered a message on behalf of Bishop Bruce R. Ough and his cabinet about the need “to maintain that creative tension” in finding a faithful response.

Pastors’ insights from Oklahoma City bombing offer healing, hope for nation

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Six years after the Oklahoma bombing, several people are still receiving free counseling offered by the United Methodist Church’s Oklahoma Annual Conference. The conference’s Volunteers-In-Mission program is prepared to send teams to New York and Washington if they’re needed.

Researchers: Autumn color is nature’s sunscreen

Thursday, October 4, 2001

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have a new theory about why autumn leaves turn scarlet and why the hues are more vibrant some years than others.

Sheepdog trials set for Brush Run Farm

Thursday, October 4, 2001

The fifth annual Brush Run Farm Sheepdog Trial will be held Oct. 6-7 at Brush Run Farm in Clarleroi, Pa.

USDA shares grain transportation outlook

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Trucks remain the dominant mode of choice for transporting agricultural products to market. The weaker U.S. economy, high fuel costs, expensive liability insurance rates, and changing asset valuations have lowered profits.

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