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Religion may lower blood pressure

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Even when controlling for variables such as age and body mass index – two risk factors for high blood pressure – among African-Americans, those reporting higher levels of religious coping had lower blood pressure.

Summit County livestock sale records fall

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Alisa Shenigo won a triple crown, of sorts, at this year’s Junior Livestock Sale, showing the reserve champion hog and the grand and reserve champion lambs. Jenny Blatt raised the 223-pound grand champion market hog that earned a record bid of $8.75 a pound.

‘Gearing up, throttling down’ saves fuel, keeps input costs lower

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The practice uses 15 percent to 25 percent less energy than operating tractors at full power with light operations such as planting, cultivating, spraying, and some light tillage that do not require full power.

Piccolo pain: The perils of band life

Thursday, August 2, 2001

There are about 25-30 common injuries that can occur to members of a marching band, and one of the most dangerous instruments to play is the piccolo.

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.

Antique engine explodes, killing 4

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Cliff Kovacic, 45, and his son, William, 27, both of Medina, along with Dennis Jungbluth, 58, and Alan Kimble, 46, both of the Litchfield area, were killed when the antique steam tractor Kovacic was bringing onto the Medina County fairground exploded.

Ohio OKs money to buy Beaver Creek easements

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Little Beaver Creek Nature Preserve will buy 1,350 acreas in Columbiana County.

Ag Committee OKs draft of new farm bill; boosts conservation

Thursday, August 2, 2001

“The Agricultural Act of 2001″ H.R. 2646, will go to the full House this fall. The Senate Agriculture Committee is just beginning work on its own version.

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.

Spider mites attacking soybean fields, creating double whammy

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Dry weather is bringing two-spotted spider mites are moving into northeast Ohio fields. Some fields with areas of large egg populations are about ready to have the population explode.

Wheat acres fall while yields increase

Thursday, August 2, 2001

While yields per acre are up, production is down, primarily because most farmers can no longer afford to grow wheat.

Greenfield Village’s Celebration of Emancipation, Aug. 4-5

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn will offer a weekend of African-Americation culture and traditions in celebration of the spirit of freedom.

Can yoga reduce epileptic seizures?

Thursday, August 2, 2001

A study at New York University Medical Center is is evaluating whether yoga can reduce the number of seizures in people with epilepsy and improve their emotional well-being.

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.

Baldwin serves time for animal cruelty

Thursday, August 2, 2001

After pleading guilty to 30 charges, Harlan Baldwin was sentenced to jail time, electronically supervised surveillance, probation, and community service. He was also prohibited from owning cows or horses, and fined $6,000.

Pa. feeder calf pool auction ups prices for small producers

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Calves consigned to the pool are vaccinated, weaned, wormed, and graded. They are then sorted into lots, and sold in late September. Consignment forms are due.

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.

Ohio soybeans are dry, but crop could recover

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Seventy percent of the soybean crop has bloomed and 20 percent of the plants are setting pods. With timely rain the poor condition of the crop could recover.

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.

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