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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.

Hillsdale FFA wins at state

Thursday, May 3, 2001

The Hillsdale FFA dairy foods and agronomy teams both won their respective state competitions and will compete in the national FFA contest in Louisville, Ky., this fall.

‘Seven Sisters’ quilt made for raffle

Thursday, May 3, 2001

The 17th annual Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Show will be held June 8-9 at the John D. Rockefeller Career Center in New Cumberland, W.Va.

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.

Seven stories of love

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Marcia Millman explains seven stories of love in her newest book.

Summer roundup heads to Wood County

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Tour stops include the Nichols Farm, J Bar A Herefords, Calvin Gerwin and Sons, Bill J. Bowling Farm, Larry and Becky Warns and Tom Dierksheide.

Organ restoration sounds a new note

Thursday, May 3, 2001

John Watson, conservator of instruments at Colonial Williamsburg, and David Blanchfield, associate metals conservator, recently conserved and restored Colonial Williamsburg’s 18th-century chamber organ.

Professor says bigger churches aren’t always better

Thursday, May 3, 2001

According to a survey, churches in the United States are never going to be mega-churches, and according to a Emory University professor, shouldn’t try to be.

Ohio alert for foot-and-mouth

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Ohio Director of Agriculture Fred L. Dailey, does not believe it is inevitable that the disease will make its way into the United States, but the state is refining its battle plan should that ever happen.

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to business mergers

Thursday, May 3, 2001

An international strategist who studies global mergers says megamergers between giants turn out like bad marriages instead of sound business deals.

Vegetative mulch retains rain

Thursday, May 3, 2001

As a cover crop, hairy vetch is better than plastic

Bad accounting hurts social security

Thursday, May 3, 2001

J. Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business Administration, says nnless significant reforms are undertaken soon, a major consequence of government’s budget deceptions is that Social Security will be unable to pay retirees any benefits in 15 or so years.

Foot-and-mouth could still impact pork exports and prices

Thursday, April 26, 2001

According to Kansas State University agricultural economist James Mintert, “If foot-and-mouth becomes more widespread, it could provide a boost to U.S. pork exports,” Mintert said. “Conversely, if FMD enters the U.S., it could result in pork-importing countries restricting U.S. access to their markets.

Horsin’ around just comes naturally for this crew

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Mahoning County’s newest 4-H club, The North Jackson Corral Crue started out a family affair, but now has 10 youth, ranging in age from 8 to 16.

Scientists develop phosphorus index to control runoff

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The index can be used to predict the risk of phosphorus runoff from pastures fertilized with animal manure or commercial fertilizers

A man and his machines

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Charles Gander, of Stoneboro, Pa., has turned his “big toys” into a booming business, turning a lifelong love affair with machinery into a custom farming sideline growing as fast as corn in July.

Get a glimpse of Amish life in Ohio

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus will open April 26 the exhibit, “Made By Loving Hands: Amish Children’s Clothing, Toys and Quilts,” from the Thomas and Marsha French collection

Gypsy moth treatments planned for May 7

Thursday, April 26, 2001

More than 38,000 acres in Ashland, Ashtabula, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Harrison, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Medina, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties are targeted for aerial treatment.

Atrazine not causing groundwater pollution

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The herbicide atrazine isn’t causing groundwater pollution, but its effect on surface water is another question.

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