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Caspers show District Two champion

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The Floyd Casper family of Hycrest Farms in Carrollton, Ohio, showed the grand champion at the District Two Holstein Show, held July 14 at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds.

PoleStock festival celebrates Robert Wilson’s “Poles” at Grailville

Thursday, July 19, 2001

It will be rededicated on July 22, and in a free festival of happenings, performances, and live music that will take place on the site at Grailville beginning at 3 p.m.

Fairmount Park named Pa. treasure

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park has been named Commonwealth Treasure for 2001. Ceremonies marking the 2001 designation will take place Oct. 9-10.

Population: Now 6,169,232,446 and climbing

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The U.N. Population Division says world population is currently growing at an annual rate of 1.2 percent, or 77 million people per year. The six countries that account for half of this annual growth are India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.

Longtime OFU leader, Charlie Nash, died July 14

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The man whose name is synonymous with the Ohio Farmers Union, former executive director Charlie Nash, died July 14.

Quilt Odyssey set in Gettysburg, Pa.

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Quilt Odyssey 2001, an annual quilt show and symposium will be held Aug. 2-5, exhibiting quilts from Canada, Japan, England, the Netherlands, and from all over the United States. There will also be an antique quilt show.

Mt. Pleasant tour: Gardens viewed with birds in mind

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The annual tour of hometown gardens, homes, and historical sites in the historical village of Mount Pleasant will be Aug. 4-5.

Scientist working on low-fat french fries made from rice

Thursday, July 19, 2001

An ARS scientist has perfected a method of processing rice flour mixtures that when fried will closely mimic potatoes.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources divisions merge

Thursday, July 19, 2001

ODNR combines divisions of mines and reclamation and oil and gas.

Ladies, hold onto your carts: Men are found to be savvy shoppers

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Is he a ‘grab and go’ kind of shopper? Guys aren’t as inept at shopping as women think, but it is a skill that seems to have evolved more strongly in females.

Antiques show moves to Akron

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The Pappabello Summer Antiques Show and Sale, previously held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, will come to John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron July 13-15.

Meet the Packard family at library presentation

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Historian Wendell Lauth will give a slide presentation on the Packards, exploring the family’s contributions to the business, industrial and cultural life of the Warren, Ohio, area.

Cars to race along Route 66 without a drop of gas

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The American Solar Challenge will wind along historic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Salem couple donates ag easement

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Roy and Jodi McCullough of Salem, Ohio, are the first landowners in northeast Ohio to donate an agricultural easement to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Children of Chernobyl visit United States

Thursday, July 12, 2001

An ongoing project called “The Children of Chernobyl” brings youth from the former Soviet Union to visit the United States each summer.

Start and end with soil test: Using manure on forage crops is a balancing act.

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Cropland has traditionally been used as the best place to dispose of manure. But the use of forage cropland may allow more versatility in providing a larger window of opportunity for manure application.

Collectors donate rare pottery to Colonial Williamsburg

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The Henry and June Weldon collection of English pottery, widely regarded as the finest collection of its kind in the world, has been donated to Colonial Williamsburg.

Steam, gas engine show features oddballs, Maytag

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The Northwestern Pa. Steam and Gas Engine Show, July 20-22, will spotlight “Odd Balls and Orphans” along with Maytag engines and equipment.

Copeland weather: Temperatures were normal for the first half of the year

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The temperature was normal for the first six months of this year, according to Edwin R. Copeland, U.S. weather observer, reporting from his post in southern Columbiana County.

U.S. ag trade surplus up significantly

Thursday, July 12, 2001

During the first half of FY 2001 the surplus in U.S. agricultural trade grew to $9.4 billion, almost $2 billion more than in the same period last year.

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