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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.

Is biotech really needed inthe Midwest?

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The potential of biotechnology and genetically altered plants must be weighed against the risks of using it.

Zombie Prom is rock and roll musical with student cast

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A musical stage play billed as “pure entertainment with a rock and roll beat,” Zombie Prom opened June 29 at the Ashtabula Arts Center’s Straw Hat Theatre. The show be performed again July 5-8 and 12-14.

Century Village Museum to host antiques show

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A show where crafts and reproductions will not be admitted will be held July 14 in Burton, Ohio.

Learn how to make your summer picnic a bee free event

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The solution to annoying bees at your family barbecue may be to share your feast.

Zoning ordinances need facelift

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Zoning dates back to the late 1800s when land uses were first separated by law to protect residential areas from dangerous or unsightly practices.

Colonial Williamsburg preserving Ghent Treaty Box

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The historic box that carried the treaty ending the War of 1812, thus resolving the final hostilities between the United States and Britain, currently is undergoing conservation at Colonial Williamsburg.

Learn what it takes to run for the school board

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The Ohio School Boards Association is conducting a workshop for those who haven’t made up their minds whether to run for office or not.

Company makes farm biosecurity signs available

Thursday, July 5, 2001

ABS Global now has a sign that reads “Stop. Biosecure Area. Visitors by Appointment Only.”

Maggots in the chicken house

Thursday, July 5, 2001

An entomologist from Georgia says a certain not-so-picky maggot would be more than happy to help clean up commercial chicken houses.

Social issues influence agriculture

Thursday, July 5, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on what the farmer owes the consumer, and how consumer perceptions drive the market.

Dailey taps Buchy as assistant director

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Jim Buchy will manage the day-to-day operations of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, formulating, and shaping regulatory policy, and monitoring agricultural legislation.

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