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Home, sweet solar home: Ohio tour spotlights solar projects

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The Northeast Ohio Tour of Solar Homes Oct. 13 is a free, self-guided tour features solar homes and green building projects in nine communities.

Farmer invests lifetime in trees

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Russell Garber’s commitment to caring for his trees started over half a century ago when he bought property in Green Township.he knew had “a good young woods.”

House approves farm bill that Bush doesn’t like

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Critics say the White House waited too long in the legislative process to release its position, and lost its chance to help mold the bill.

Businessmen, turned farmers, dream big in Flushing

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Warren Garretson, 62, and his partner Jim Wagner, 55, have given up their fast-paced New Jersey lifestyles and are creating an outdoorsman’s paradise on 2,000 acres of reclaimed mine land in the hills of Belmont County.

Maple syrup tour, banquet slated

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The Ohio Maple Producers Association annual meeting and tour will be held Nov. 2-3 in Geauga County.

USDA research area: More than fuel in ethanol process

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The cost of fuel ethanol has become a “crop” problem for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, which has a Corn-Ethanol Process Cost Reduction project that has been going on since 1997 at the research service’s Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, Pa.

Mercer 4-H holds fund-raiser

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The 4-H Benefit Auction, to help raise $5,000 to $10,000, will be Oct. 20 at the 4-H Park.

Mahoning Farm Bureau recaps year

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Tom Koch was installed as the county farm organization’s newest president at the Mahoning County Farm Bureau’s annual Meeting.

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.

No time to realize how busy we are

Thursday, October 4, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell writes about the $100 billion business.of home meal replacement.

Mid Atlantic Genetics holds Shorthorn sale

Thursday, October 4, 2001

The top selling lot was MSF Neon Lady 101, a roan January heifer calf sired by MSF Equity 43 out of Rolyn Neon Lady 5C.

Land use planning decreases cost of rural development

Thursday, October 4, 2001

The rural-urban interface has become one of Ohio’s top agricultural issues in the past six months, according to OSU agricultural economist Larry Libby.

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.

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