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Interest rates on student loans reach all-time lows

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Student loan interest rates have dropped up to 2.2 percentage points – reaching historic lows and offering lower payments to millions of borrowers.

Witmer’s Feed and Grain to rebuild mill

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Witmer’s Feed and Grain will rebuild the Garfield grain mill lost to fire in June.

Antique roadshow slated for July 15

Thursday, July 12, 2001

An Antique Roadshow and Fun Fair will be staged July 15 at the Werner Inn in East Canton, Ohio, from 1-5 p.m.

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.

EPA rule a plus for Midwest ethanol

Thursday, July 12, 2001

For the first time, Midwest refiners will receive credit toward their carbon monoxide reduction.

USDA error results in $42 million to $54 million loss to cattle industry

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Cattle producers suffered a $42-54 million loss because of errors in USDA’s price reporting system.

Form From Fire: Chihuly glass sculpture to illuminate Dayton Art Institute

Thursday, July 12, 2001

A Dale Chihuly exhibition — Form From Fire — will open July 21 at the Dayton Art Institute featuring more than 100 objects from Chihuly’s most beloved series.

USDA quick to revamp livestock mandatory price reporting program

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The USDA is making improvements to ensure more accurate and complete collecting, disseminating and reporting of market data by the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Guest Commentary: History teaches us to value freedom

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Commentary from a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force reminds us that the survival of democracy depends on an educated public, especially when it concerns constititional rights.

USDA research preserves historic flag

Thursday, July 12, 2001

USDA wool experts are helping save the flag that inspired our national anthem.

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