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Early 2001 hog prices will dip, but fall prices harder to predict

Thursday, January 25, 2001

If hog slaughter increases 4 percent to 5 percent this fall, compared to fall 2000, widening spreads between live hog and wholesale pork values will likely result in Iowa-southern Minnesota hog prices averaging in the upper $20s.

Exhibit tells history of fire fighting

Thursday, January 25, 2001

A new exhibit at the Arms Family Museum of Local History in Youngstown outlines the history of firefighting in the Mahoning Valley from the formation of its earliest companies to the present.

Fuel-efficient vehicles are possible

Thursday, January 25, 2001

If they can develop a small piece of plastic you use to talk to people half way around the world, then battery-operated vehicles, with small engines running generators to recharge these batteries, could produce vehicles that would travel 200 miles per gallon.

Holstein USA CEO resigns

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Stephen R. Kerr, executive secretary and CEO of Holstein Association USA, submitted his resignation to the association board last week.

How many presidents were Methodists?

Thursday, January 25, 2001

George W. Bush is only the third president officially recognized by the Encyclopedia of World Methodism as a Methodist when he took the oath of office.

Judge halts termination of pork checkoff

Thursday, January 25, 2001

A federal judge in Michigan has temporarily stopped the pork checkoff from getting dismantled.

Not enough signatures for beef referendum

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The USDA announced Jan. 17 that not enough valid petitions were received to require a referendum on the beef checkoff.

Opera classes feature guest presenters

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Canton series on the opera is a great opportunity for music lovers to learn more about the opera.

Pa. to build new livestock center

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently released $5.6 million for the construction of a new Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center.

Science textbook errors speak volumes

Thursday, January 25, 2001

A new examination of some of the most widely used middle school physical science textbooks has found texts with egregious errors.

Tackle these touchdown tidbits

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Here’s some Super Bowl weekend trivia for you: Did you know the phrase “back to square one” has its roots in football?

W.Va. direct marketing conference spotlights diversification opportunities

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The West Virginia Direct Marketing Association’s annual conference will be held at the Ramada-Downtown in Wheeling Feb. 2 and 3.

Answers may be blowin’ in the wind

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Wind farming may be an alternative to other power sources.

Bid calling champion is crowned

Thursday, January 18, 2001

The king of chant, the grand champion bid caller in Pennsylvania, hails from western Pennsylvania.

Buckeye Egg fined $1.36 million

Thursday, January 18, 2001

State officials are pleased with the agreement but say, ‘we’ve heard it before.’

Fewer wheat acres could boost prices

Thursday, January 18, 2001

The lowest projected winter wheat plantings in 30 years could give some lift to wheat prices by summer harvest.

Glass show offers free identification of glass pieces

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Free glass identification will be offered during the 14th annual Classic Glass Show and Sale, Feb. 10, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Historical society plans exhibit for creator of Quaker Sam

Thursday, January 18, 2001

The Salem Historical Society is planning a local exhibit of the works of the local artist, Perry Calvin. He may be best known for the beloved character “Quaker Sam” used throughout the community and the Salem School District.

Learn to grow your own geraniums

Thursday, January 18, 2001

When starting plants from seed this winter, don’t forget geraniums. While most gardeners purchase their geraniums from garden centers in the spring, growing them from seed is easy and fun.

Loghurst cabin tours are scheduled through March 22

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Candlelight tours of Loghurst, the oldest log house in the Western Reserve, will begin soon.

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