Stories by Susan Crowell

Four records smashed at Butler Farm Show sale

Thursday, August 18, 2005

BUTLER, Pa. – It could be the youths’ hard work with their animals. It could be the parents’ last-minute phone calls.

Columbiana County fair livestock sale totals $291,400

Thursday, August 11, 2005

LISBON, Ohio – Gerald Thoma has been plotting for a year to buy granddaughter Samantha Cope’s lamb at this year’s Columbiana County Fair.

Speech should be required reading

Thursday, August 4, 2005

As I was washing dishes in the kitchen Sunday afternoon, the TV in the next room provided some background noise.

Free traders rally enough votes for CAFTA to pass

Thursday, August 4, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – It was a close one.
Pundits couldn’t decide with any conviction which way the House would vote on the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA.

Harrison County Fair sale totals $142,500

Thursday, July 14, 2005

CADIZ, Ohio – It may be small, but the Harrison County Fair spotlights the county’s rural and agricultural heritage.

Not all energy is created equal

Thursday, July 14, 2005

The 1970s, like every decade, were filled with unforgettable fads: platform shoes, mood rings, earth shoes and Rubik’s cube.

Forestry chief visits Ohio

Thursday, June 23, 2005

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio – Across the road from the south edge of David Wilmot’s Cuyahoga County farm is a new housing development sporting homes starting at $300,000.

PROGRESS: Calculated risk

Thursday, June 16, 2005

PARKMAN, Ohio – Kevin O’Reilly wrote his first farm business plan in high school.
The Geauga County teen wanted to borrow $200 from his father to start a sweet corn enterprise, but before his dad would hand over the money, Kevin had to calculate his input and labor costs, create a sales plan and identify potential risks.

We need trade, one way or another

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Central American Free Trade Agreement is expected to come before Congress this month for an up-or-down vote.

PROGRESS: Life in the fast lane

Thursday, June 9, 2005

SEBRING, Ohio – Bill Grammer never thought he’d be milking 500 cows.
The owner of one of Ohio’s top Jersey herds never even took a dairy science class during his time at Ohio State.


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About Susan

Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell has been with the paper since 1985, serving as its editor since 1989. Raised on a farm in Holmes County, she is a graduate of Kent State University.You can follow her on Twitter at and follow Farm and Dairy at You can also find her on Google+ and Facebook.