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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.

Looking into the future: Wayne County residents to decide on farmland preservation initiative

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Farmland preservation measures have been effective across the nation. Will Ohio’s efforts succeed? Wayne County Issue 1 comes to the voters Nov. 6.

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.

Simmons Feed and Supply sells retail business

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Witmer’s Feed and Grain has purchased the the Simmons retail feed division, and Agland Co-op bought the supply truck. The new Simmons Grain Company will focus on wholesale.

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.

More than anyone can possibly take in

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Through the day, more than 5,000 people walked through the entrance gate on Sept. 29 and onto the grounds to find more displays, products, information and activities than they could possibly take in.

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.

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.

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.

Barn-sized Old Glory

Thursday, October 4, 2001

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

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.

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.

W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Photographs: “Dream Street” resurrects his “magnum opus”

Thursday, October 4, 2001

“Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Photographs,” an exhibition of work by one of the great photographers of mid-20th century American life, will open Nov. 3 at Carnegie Museum of Art.

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.

Washington’s Revolutionary War tent conserved in Colonial Williamsburg

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Gen. George Washington did not sleep under it, but he did plan the victory at Yorktown, the last major battle of the American Revolution, under it.

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.

Ashland County Fair lamb gets $36 a pound bid

Thursday, October 4, 2001

The Ashland County Agricultural Society donated two 4-gallon butter churns commemorating the 150th Ashland County Fair that were sold for $1,000 each, with the proceeds donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Effort

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.

Tuscarawas County Fair junior fair sales top $280,000; averages stay high

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Bidders spent a $17,319 for the 55 lambs, $98,247 for the 214 hogs, and $115,217 for the 68 market steers.

Antique auction features Cleveland items

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Items from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Western Reserve Historical Society of Cleveland will be offered at the Oct. 6-7 DeFina Auction annual fall antiques and fine arts sale.

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