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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.

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.

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.

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.

Butler Farm Show: Altmeyer’s annual purchase got expensive

Thursday, August 16, 2001

For the fifth year in a row, John Altmeyer of Altmeyer Custom-Fab Trailers of Butler made the final bid for the grand champion market hog at the junior fair livestock sale of the Butler Farm Show.

Pennsylvania’s Elk Expo is Sept. 29-30

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The first Pennsylvania Elk Outdoor Expo will be held Sept. 29-30, during the most spectacular time for elk watching within the 835-square-mile elk range in northcentral Pennsylvania.

Fluids key to managing heat

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Fifty-five to 75 percent of the body’s weight is water; the brain is 70 percent water; blood is 82 percent water; and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water. And you wonder why drinking lots of fluids is a smart idea in extreme heat?

Schoenbrunn hosts log architecture program

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia will offer a special program on log architecture in America Aug. 18.

Jess Aller breeds her goats for the spotlight

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Ohio dairy goat breeder Jess Aller is concentrating on merchandising rather than milk to make money from her herd.

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.

Guest Commentary: When family business transition makes no sense

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Virginia Tech farm management expert David M. Kohl voices tough questions families need to face to secure the future of their farm transition.

Livestock sale raises $2,000 for world hunger

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Ashtabula County 4-H program started a new program this year to allow 4-H livestock clubs raising market animals to do an international project.

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.

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.

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.

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