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Pennsylvania toughens ATV, snowmobile driving registration law

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Starting this fall, ATVs and snowmobiles must be registered with the state in Pennsylvania.

U.N. report: Harness technology to improve world’s living conditions

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The United Nation’s new Human Development Report 2001 calls for harnessing new technologies to help transform the lives of the poor.

Alpaca breeding brings tax advantages

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Tax advantages found by breeding alpacas are contributing to the rise in their ownership in the United States.

Pezheads celebrate in Cleveland

Thursday, July 19, 2001

PEZ dispenser collectors gather for annual convention July 19-21.

Voters willing to pay share of conservation benefits from farms

Thursday, July 19, 2001

National poll shows Americans value U.S. food and will pay to protect farmland and the environment.

Angus breeders compete at state show

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Ohio Angus breeders paraded 109 females, 20 bulls and nine cow-calf pairs at the 2001 Ohio Angus Preview Show, June 30.

Physicians need to advise patients on herbal products

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Physician understanding of patient self-treatment is essential when most people get their information from family and friends, and asking patients what they take may also open a dialogue about patient health concerns and the use of herbs.

Bill seeks tax credit for residential wind turbines

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Turbine manufacturers claim there are more than 20 million homes in America with an acre or more of land that would be suitable for one of these machines.

Pittsburgh History Center expanding

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The expansion, which will include a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Gallery and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, is expected to be complete in 2004.

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.

Teens struggle to ace history test

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Asked basic fourth grade-level history questions, teens didn’t know many important historical facts.

Whazzup in the shifting world of food?

Thursday, July 19, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on analysis by the vice president of research of the American Insititute of Baking on what’s new in the world of food.

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