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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.

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.

Trumbull County Fair long on tradition

Thursday, July 19, 2001

It was a year of traditions at the Trumbull County Fair junior livestock sale July 14. Get a complete wrap-up of the sale results.

Pennsylvania struggles with Canada goose population

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Growing populations of resident Canada geese – those that for the most part do not migrate – are being blamed for a diversity of problems such as fouling water supplies, causing crop damage and creating nuisances on public beaches and golf courses.

Ohio tackles mine land problems

Thursday, July 19, 2001

A record $10 million in new projects will address abandoned mine land problems in eastern and southeastern Ohio.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Antiques show moves to Akron

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The Pappabello Summer Antiques Show and Sale, previously held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, will come to John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron July 13-15.

Guest Commentary: History teaches us to value freedom

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Commentary from a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force reminds us that the survival of democracy depends on an educated public, especially when it concerns constititional rights.

Hats off to United Local Junior High

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Students at United Local Junior High in Columbiana County are continuing a project of gathering supplies and toys for orphans in Belarus and Russia.

Hot rods ride into Ohio Expo Center

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The Ohio Expo Center presents the Goodguys/PPG Hot Rod and Custom Car Nationals July 13-15.

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.

USDA error results in $42 million to $54 million loss to cattle industry

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Cattle producers suffered a $42-54 million loss because of errors in USDA’s price reporting system.

Ladies, hold onto your carts: Men are found to be savvy shoppers

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Is he a ‘grab and go’ kind of shopper? Guys aren’t as inept at shopping as women think, but it is a skill that seems to have evolved more strongly in females.

Witmer’s Feed and Grain to rebuild mill

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Witmer’s Feed and Grain will rebuild the Garfield grain mill lost to fire in June.

USDA research preserves historic flag

Thursday, July 12, 2001

USDA wool experts are helping save the flag that inspired our national anthem.

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