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Electric choice: Know your choices

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Guest commentatry by Laddie Marous discusses what is involved in taking advantage in the new Ohio law which allows electric consumers to choose their provider.

Bacterial wilt is smashing pumpkins

Thursday, August 23, 2001

The cucumber beetle is in the pumpkin patch, and when it is infected with a bacterial pathogen, it can be deadly.

Erie County team wins national Envirothon

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Five Boy Scouts from North East High School in Erie, Pa., defeated teams from 41 states and 7 Canadian provinces to win the national title.

Number of older Ohioans to double in 2015

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Miami University Gerontology Center warns Ohio needs to plan for the consequences of the buldge in seniors that will hit in 2015.

Red Cross says thanks

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Patricia Lang of Holmes County Red Cross writes to thank those who contributed to the chapter’s annual auction.

Farmers need new markets now

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Guest commentary by John Schlageck, managing editor of Kansas Living, a quarterly magazine dedicated to agriculture and rural life, talks about what is needed to save American agriculture.

Web site is source of sources for West Nile Virus information

Thursday, August 23, 2001

As West Nile Virus gets increasing attention as a threat to both public and animal health in North America, the Agricultural Research Service’s National Agricultural Library has put up a “go-to-first” Web site for information about it.

Lawrence County Fair sale totals $130,900

Thursday, August 23, 2001

With five record bids, the sale of 236 lots of 4-H market animals totaled $8,000 higher than last year’s sale.

Ohio hit by dramatic rise in HMO preumims

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Six states, including Ohio, will be hit hardest by planned increases in managed care health insurance premiums by the large national and regional plans.

Museum receives World War II boxcar

Thursday, August 23, 2001

The French national railaroad and the American Prisoner of War Association have donated the boxcar to the Air Force Museum to complete a POW display at the museum.

Beat soybean sudden death syndrome with tough beans, good management practices

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Checking for the disease now – in August and September – can help growers build a plan of defense against the disease next year.

Antiques festival set for Labor Day

Thursday, August 23, 2001

The 20th annual Western Reserve Academy Antiques Festival will be Sept. 3 in Hudson, Ohio.

House farm bill proposal gives relief

Thursday, August 16, 2001

New farm bill legislation proposed by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee may not put all financially-stressed farms into the black, but will provide some relief.

Investigation points to crown shield

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Steam experts say it was an exposed crown shield that triggered the explosion of the 1918 Case steam traction engine on the Medina County Fairgrounds July 29.

Learning to talk with the land

Thursday, August 16, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell acknowledges the great divide between rural cowboys and cappuccino drinkers, but observes there is much they have in common.

The heat is on: Reduce risks this summer

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The heat-related death of a professional football player elevated the fact that even normal activities can be deadly in extreme heat.

Dankfest showcases pioneer crafts

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Harmony Museum in western Pennsylvania presents Dankfest Aug. 25-26, a festival created to preserve crafts and around-the-home skills that were part of 18th and 19th century pioneer and rural life.

Goat dairy designed around success

Thursday, August 16, 2001

There is one successful, large-scale goat milk processor and marketer in Ohio, one of the few that have managed to establish this kind of business in the whole country.

Slow gains forecast for W.Va. economy

Thursday, August 16, 2001

West Virginia’s economy stands a good chance of continuing to expand during the next year, but the risks of an economic downturn are high.

Medina Co. youth pay tribute to accident victims

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Medina County 4-H and FFA youth donated $21,063 to the steam engine explosion victims’ fund from the sale of their market livestock animals during this year’s Medina County Fair.

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