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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.

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.

Thunderstorm phobia in dogs may be genetic

Thursday, July 19, 2001

A recent study shows that both a dog’s breed and its previous experiences may affect whether it is afraid of thunderstorms.

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.

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.

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.

Pezheads celebrate in Cleveland

Thursday, July 19, 2001

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

PoleStock festival celebrates Robert Wilson’s “Poles” at Grailville

Thursday, July 19, 2001

It will be rededicated on July 22, and in a free festival of happenings, performances, and live music that will take place on the site at Grailville beginning at 3 p.m.

Birney shows grand champions at final fair

Thursday, July 19, 2001

One Harrison County youth ended his 4-H career on a grand note. See a complete wrap-up of the junior fair market livestock sale.

Population: Now 6,169,232,446 and climbing

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The U.N. Population Division says world population is currently growing at an annual rate of 1.2 percent, or 77 million people per year. The six countries that account for half of this annual growth are India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.

Trumbull County Fair long on tradition

Thursday, July 19, 2001

It was a year of traditions at the Trumbull County Fair junior livestock sale July 14. Get a complete wrap-up of the sale results.

Voters willing to pay share of conservation benefits from farms

Thursday, July 19, 2001

National poll shows Americans value U.S. food and will pay to protect farmland and the environment.

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.

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.

Whazzup in the shifting world of food?

Thursday, July 19, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on analysis by the vice president of research of the American Insititute of Baking on what’s new in the world of food.

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.

Trumbull County cattleman suspects rustlers

Thursday, July 19, 2001

A Trumbull County beef producer discovered 12 head of feeder calves missing from his pasture earlier this month.

Scientist working on low-fat french fries made from rice

Thursday, July 19, 2001

An ARS scientist has perfected a method of processing rice flour mixtures that when fried will closely mimic potatoes.

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.

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.

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