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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.

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.

Terrorist act could hurt U.S. agriculture

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Shifts in national priorities could leave the farm bill and commodity support at the bottom of the list.

FARM SCIENCE REVIEW: Taft: Ohio needs an ethanol plant

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, speaking at the Farm Science Review Sept. 18, pledged to push legislation that would help clear the way for a plant to be built in the Buckeye State.

Erie County, Pa. Fair: Generous buyers help 4-H fund

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Just under $4,000 was raised for the Erie County 4-H Scholarship Fund.

Timing critical to forage harvest

Thursday, September 27, 2001

A combination of in-field observation and more scientific measurements gives producers the most accurate indicator of optimal harvest date.

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