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Questions of safety: Will Medina tragedy end steam shows?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

What will the fatal explosion of an antique steam tractor at the Medina County Fairgrounds mean for steam lovers? Are mandatory inspections a good idea?

Shaker Woods festival adds attraction

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Eastern Ohio’s award-winning family craft festival is three weekends from Aug. 11-26. This year’s event will feature a new Shaker schoolhouse.

A record dry for July

Thursday, August 9, 2001

July 2001 set a new mark as the driest month on records since 1930, according to U.S. weather observer Ed Copeland, who reports from his home in southern Columbiana County.

Single buyer defines goat milk co-op

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The Buckeye Dairy Goat Cooperative Association is a successful enterprise, but number of members is limited.

Additional ag funding gets nod in Senate

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Failing to get 60 votes to end debate and move to the Senate Agriculture Committee’s $7.4 billion bailout bill for farmers, senators went ahead and approved the House-approved $5.5 billion version.

Sweet summer treats

Thursday, August 9, 2001

A new exhibit featuring Isaly’s Dairy is open at the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center in Pittsburgh.

American Indian gathering set in Coitsville, Ohio

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The sixth annual Red Hawk American Indian Cultural Society Pow Wow will be held Aug. 18 and 19 at Willow Ranch at Coitsville.

Take a trip along the Ohio trail

Thursday, August 9, 2001

“Along the Ohio Trail: A Short History of Ohio Lands, ” the most-requested state document on Ohio lands, is available in a new version.

Buckeye Egg cited again in new episodes

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The State of Ohio has gone to court with another round of contempt charges against Buckeye Egg for discharge violations, and is asking for jail time and penalties.

U.S. sheep population down

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA reports a 2 percent drop in the U.S. sheep and lamb population from July 1, 2000, to July 1, 2001.

Dargate Auction Galleries: Auction featured Pittsburgh artists

Thursday, August 9, 2001

While Pennsylvania buyers snapped up treasures from the first three days of the July sale, Internet buyers from eBay Live Auctions and iCollector.com provided some bidding rivalry on the last two days of the auction.

USDA creates new guidelines for livestock reporting program

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA has announced new confidentiality guidelines for the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Program which will increase the number of reports available.

First cloned sheep born in America

Thursday, August 9, 2001

“Pickles,” the first lamb to be cloned in North America, was born July 22. There have already been clones of dairy and beef cattle as well as domestic pigs born in the United States.

USDA issues conditional license for West Nile virus vaccine for horses

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA issued a conditional license to Fort Dodge Laboratories of Fort Dodge, Iowa, for a vaccine intended to aid in the prevention of disease in horses caused by West Nile virus.

Law changes for children’s passports

Thursday, August 2, 2001

In the attempt to lessen the chance of abduction, the U.S. now requires both parents’ consent to obtain passports and visas for overseas travel of children under 14.

Little known virus carried by bean leaf beetles causing new soybean losses

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The bean pod mottle virus, seen throughout the Midwest last year, is a little-known virus spread by a familiar insect – the bean leaf beetle. It causes reduction in seed quality and yield.

Havana bound

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Farm and Dairy Publisher Scot Darling reports on ths recent trip to Cuba with a group of media sponsored by the Inland Press Association.

Memories of war reunite rescuer, doctor

Thursday, August 2, 2001

A chance meeting has brought together two men who met for the first time 18 years ago when one was evacuating the other from the Island of Granada.

Baseball and grilling beef issues

Thursday, August 2, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the many sides of limited vision, whether it be in athletes or in cattlemen.

ODA eases import curbs on bovine TB

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The Ohio Department of Agriculture rule has been amended to allow herds that have tested negative for tuberculosis within 12 months to enter the state. The original rule required herds to be free of the disease within six months prior to entry.

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