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Guard against silo gas dangers

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Nitrogen dioxide is a lethal gas with a yellowish-brown color, when this gas achieves further oxidation and is then combined with water it becomes a highly-corrosive nitric acid.

Zombie Prom is rock and roll musical with student cast

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A musical stage play billed as “pure entertainment with a rock and roll beat,” Zombie Prom opened June 29 at the Ashtabula Arts Center’s Straw Hat Theatre. The show be performed again July 5-8 and 12-14.

Learn what it takes to run for the school board

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The Ohio School Boards Association is conducting a workshop for those who haven’t made up their minds whether to run for office or not.

Zoning ordinances need facelift

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Zoning dates back to the late 1800s when land uses were first separated by law to protect residential areas from dangerous or unsightly practices.

Fast food giant sets animal care standards

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Burger King Corporation is now requiring suppliers to adhere to animal care and handling guidelines and has asked USDA to fully enforce the Humane Slaughter Act.

Technique to improve cattle cloning

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a technique which may dramatically improve the success rate of cattle cloning.

Maggots in the chicken house

Thursday, July 5, 2001

An entomologist from Georgia says a certain not-so-picky maggot would be more than happy to help clean up commercial chicken houses.

Century Village Museum to host antiques show

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A show where crafts and reproductions will not be admitted will be held July 14 in Burton, Ohio.

Noah’s Lost Ark expands sanctuary

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The grand opening for the exotic animal sanctuary’s large cat and carnivore compound will be July 7.

Can manure be made more valuable?

Thursday, July 5, 2001

With 160 million tons of it produced annually in the United States, and most of it rich in carbohydrates and proteins, it has potential for becoming high value products.

Is biotech really needed inthe Midwest?

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The potential of biotechnology and genetically altered plants must be weighed against the risks of using it.

Biosecurity fact sheets available on OSU Internet site

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Ohio State University animal health specialists stress the importance of maintaining biosecurity measures that not only keep foot-and-mouth in check, but also help control other animal ailments.

Herbfest is designed for both experts and beginners

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The 10th annual Frontier Herb Fest – the nation’s largest annual herb conference – will be Aug. 17-19 at Boulder, Colo.

Baseball’s legendary playing fields honored

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The United States Postal Service has issued a set of Baseball’s Legendary Playing Fields commemorative stamps.

Early crop has sweet corn growers pickin’ and grinnin’

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The southern Ohio crop is 10 days ahead of schedule, and two or three weeks earlier than the rest of the state.

McKinley Museum offers three-day summer science class

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Park It class for second and third graders will teach them how to find their way around the woods.

Beef marketing opportunity to be detailed

Thursday, July 5, 2001

AngusGeneNet will explain how to get more for cattle by providing quality cattle of all breeds for the Branded Beef Program.

Dairy program calling all producers

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A July 19 program will show producers how to manage “price risk” and learn about diary options and futures markets.

Social issues influence agriculture

Thursday, July 5, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on what the farmer owes the consumer, and how consumer perceptions drive the market.

High court finds one checkoff illegal

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 25 that the mushroom checkoff is unconstitutional, saying it violates free-speech rights under the First Amendment.

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