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Superfund cleanup efforts continues to drain billions from taxpayers’ pockets

Thursday, September 6, 2001

A new Congress-commissioned report by Resources for the Future scholars Katherine Probst and David Konisky finds that after 20 years and billions of dollars spent cleaning up many of the U.S.’s most contaminated areas the EPA still has a lot more work to do.

Dried and true: Make sure parched corn isn’t all wet

Thursday, September 6, 2001

While many areas in Ohio are experiencing drought conditions that would drive growers to harvest early, drought-stressed corn should be harvested no earlier than normal corn silage.

You shouldn’t believe half of what you read in e-mail

Thursday, September 6, 2001

A new “friendly warning” that’s been hitting e-mail boxes around the country, about the release of credit information, is a hoax.

Fight between GMOs and the bugs they repel may not be over

Thursday, September 6, 2001

A Michigan State University entomologist said farmers and those marketing genetically modified seeds shouldn’t become complacent because so far there has been no documented evidence that insects have developed resistance to crops engineered to repel them.

For your health: Growing gormet garlic

Thursday, September 6, 2001

What started as a single row in a backyard garden has evolved into a 4-acre plot and a full-time national business.

Katie-Lynn Bruening stars at Geauga Fair auction

Thursday, September 6, 2001

Even though Katie-Lynn came into the ring fifth, after the grand and reserve champion and two other first place hogs had already sold, the crowd of bidders had been waiting for her and several had decided to buy her hog.

Korean War vets eligible for medals

Thursday, September 6, 2001

There are more than 1.7 million veterans still eligible for the Korean War Service Medal, including the next of kin of deceased veterans.

Museum celebrates Sept. 14 anniversary of McKinley’s death

Thursday, September 6, 2001

A temporary exhibit to honor the fallen president, “A Man’s Best Gift to His Country is His Life Blood: Public Servant William McKinley,” will be on view in the Keller Gallery through Jan. 31.

National measures in place to strengthen crop insurance program

Thursday, September 6, 2001

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency, Farm Service Agency and private reinsured crop insurance companies that sell and service crop insurance policies have joined forces in a nationwide effort to improve the integrity of the program.

Ohio insect carrying new corn virus

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Ohio State University and USDA researchers have learned that the black-faced leafhopper, which transmits the maize chlorotic dwarf virus, also transmits a corn virus discovered last year.

Stark County teen flying high after big win at Ohio State Fair

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Fifteen-year-old Laura Kline, the daughter of Larry and Diane Kline of North Canton, won grand champion steer honors at this year’s Ohio State Fair with her 1,325-pound crossbred steer, “Superman.”

Ohio tourism Web site: Still lots to do in Ohio in September

Thursday, August 30, 2001

The Web site includes a whole list of September activities, including fairs, festivals, and celebrations still available to be experienced.

Records fall at Portage Co. market livestock sale

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Six of the ten grand champion animals sold Aug. 25 at the Portage County Randolph Fair Junior Fair Market Livestock Auction set record high prices.

Ohio Wheat Performance test results available

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Test results includes yield data of 43 wheat varieties from five locations along with test weights, seeds per pound, lodging, plant height and heading date.

Smith family spends fair season on the road, cheering on hogs

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Ramy Swine Farm is in the business of breeding and selling club show hogs, and when pigs leave the farm they are almost always headed for a showring someplace.

Pa. to develop statewide network of greenways

Thursday, August 30, 2001

A network of greenways will connect corridors of open space, natural landscape features and recreational sites statewide.

Beaver Co. 4-H’ers repeat with market champions

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Jason Heinlein of Aliquippa repeated his 2000 grand champion steer performance, followed by Levi McLaughlin of Georgetown who returned with another reserve champion steer.

Penn State student plays Mickey Mouse, takes classes online

Thursday, August 30, 2001

She won the coveted role at Disney World, but her parents perferred she go to school. She found the perfect solution.

Bookstore to hold Isaly’s reunion

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Main Street Books of Mansfield, site of the first Isaly’s store, will provide an opportunity for people to share their Isaly memories and memorabilia.

Sounds of Civil War will resound at battlefield

Thursday, August 30, 2001

A reenactment of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry that will be held during the weekend of Sept. 8-9 at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park in W.Va.

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