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Ohio leads nation with 220 Tree City USA communities

Thursday, May 10, 2001

For the 19th consecutive year, Ohio has retained its standing as the nation’s leader in the number of Tree City USA communities.

Canfield Fair boosts premiums for top hay and grain entries

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The new first-place premium in four classes – grain seeds, wheat, oats and “other grain” – have been doubled, from $5 to $10 per winning entry. Second-place premiums in those classes were increased to $5, from $4.

Manure spill damages stream

Thursday, May 10, 2001

A Wayne County landowner applying liquid manure through an irrigation system had manure ran down both sides of a knoll into Steele Ditch, resulting in resulted in a damaged stream, loss of aquatic life and five miles of upset land owners.

Sheep industry opposes WTO decision

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The World Trade Organization’s appellate body overturned a 1999 decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that has prompted the United States to impose import restraints on lamb meat imports.

Farm bill debate demands attention

Thursday, May 10, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on some of the proposals set before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee in its hearings on the next farm bill.

Northwestern FFA honors members

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Andrea Keener was recognized with the Dekalb Award

Ohio budget illustrates party splits

Thursday, May 10, 2001

State representatives spoke at the annual Columbiana and Mahoning county ag leaders’ breakfast May 4.

Norwayne FFA awards top members

Thursday, May 10, 2001

A moment of silence was observed during the annual member recognition banquet in memory of George R. Smith as a friend and staunch supporter of the 4-H and FFA programs in Wayne County.

USDA upholds roadless protections rule

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Secretary of Agriculture Veneman announces additional actions to address reasonable concerns to ensure responsible implementation.

Rhinestone jewelry will be on exhibit

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, buttons, pins and even tiaras of half a century ago and older is on display at the Buhl House in Zelinople through June.

Hemlocks are dying in Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Although experts are putting the blame on the hemlock wolly adelgid, the answer isn’t that simple.

Taking a picture of the sheep industry

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Charles Parker, executive director of the National Seed Stock Alliance, spoke to members of the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association meeting at Smithville, Ohio.

Ohioans picked to help draft CAFO regs

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Ohio Agriculture Director Fred L. Dailey announces the Livestock Environmental Permitting Program advisory committee.

‘GNO for Good:’ A cut above the rest

Thursday, May 3, 2001

A new ‘do does more than to raise the spirit of one woman. It gives another woman and her family a new lease on life.

Blind climber takes on trip to top Everest

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Erik Weihenmayer will make history as he leaves Base Camp in his quest to become the first blind person to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Ohio Bull Test sale averages are up

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Ninety-eight bulls sold for an average of $1,642 at the 32nd annual Ohio Performance Tested Bull Sale April 21.

Movie plots often reflect real life

Thursday, May 3, 2001

A good love story resonates with audiences in part because they reflect plot lines that turn up over and over again in real life: stories of first love, sacrifice, rescue, postponement, and more.

Dodging the dodgeball debate

Thursday, May 3, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell writes about the lessons she learned playing the game experts are now trying to root out of school sport.

Freeze, then rain, tough on corn crop

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Early planted corn in central Ohio got socked by the frost, then the rain.

Taking a look at the cattle market

Thursday, May 3, 2001

According to a Purdue University extension marketing specialist, the second half of the year appears to be bright.

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