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Pennsylvania historical records available online

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The Archives Records Information Access System will enable Pennsylvanians and researchers from around the world to utilize the resources of the Pennsylvania State Archives right from their homes or local libraries through Pennsylvania Power Port, the official state Web site.

Plant-incorporated protectant rules set

Thursday, July 26, 2001

EPA has adopted rules that clarify the agency’s role in the regulatation of those materials that enable a plant to protect itself that are derived from biotechnology.

Rare candlestand lights up Roadshow as $150,000 find

Thursday, July 26, 2001

An 1765 table handed down from a grandmother was appraised as having been the nicest candlestand in Philadelphia at the time, and may be one of only about 15 left in existence.

Should the penny be discontinued?

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Recently, there has been significant debate over whether to keep the penny as part of U.S. currency or to discontinue production of the penny.

Soybean aphids attacking fields

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Growers should scout fields to check for soybean aphids, a new pest attacking the Midwest.

State-of-the-art technology can clean wastewater from swine production

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Japanese state-of-the-art technology for treating municipal wastewater has been adapted to replace lagoons on a hog farm.

Alpaca breeding brings tax advantages

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Tax advantages found by breeding alpacas are contributing to the rise in their ownership in the United States.

Angus breeders compete at state show

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Ohio Angus breeders paraded 109 females, 20 bulls and nine cow-calf pairs at the 2001 Ohio Angus Preview Show, June 30.

Bill seeks tax credit for residential wind turbines

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Turbine manufacturers claim there are more than 20 million homes in America with an acre or more of land that would be suitable for one of these machines.

Caspers show District Two champion

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The Floyd Casper family of Hycrest Farms in Carrollton, Ohio, showed the grand champion at the District Two Holstein Show, held July 14 at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds.

Fairmount Park named Pa. treasure

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park has been named Commonwealth Treasure for 2001. Ceremonies marking the 2001 designation will take place Oct. 9-10.

Longtime OFU leader, Charlie Nash, died July 14

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The man whose name is synonymous with the Ohio Farmers Union, former executive director Charlie Nash, died July 14.

Mt. Pleasant tour: Gardens viewed with birds in mind

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The annual tour of hometown gardens, homes, and historical sites in the historical village of Mount Pleasant will be Aug. 4-5.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources divisions merge

Thursday, July 19, 2001

ODNR combines divisions of mines and reclamation and oil and gas.

Ohio tackles mine land problems

Thursday, July 19, 2001

A record $10 million in new projects will address abandoned mine land problems in eastern and southeastern Ohio.

Pennsylvania struggles with Canada goose population

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Growing populations of resident Canada geese – those that for the most part do not migrate – are being blamed for a diversity of problems such as fouling water supplies, causing crop damage and creating nuisances on public beaches and golf courses.

Pennsylvania toughens ATV, snowmobile driving registration law

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Starting this fall, ATVs and snowmobiles must be registered with the state in Pennsylvania.

Pezheads celebrate in Cleveland

Thursday, July 19, 2001

PEZ dispenser collectors gather for annual convention July 19-21.

Physicians need to advise patients on herbal products

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Physician understanding of patient self-treatment is essential when most people get their information from family and friends, and asking patients what they take may also open a dialogue about patient health concerns and the use of herbs.

Pittsburgh History Center expanding

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The expansion, which will include a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Gallery and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, is expected to be complete in 2004.

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