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You shouldn’t believe half of what you read in e-mail

Thursday, September 6, 2001

A new “friendly warning” that’s been hitting e-mail boxes around the country, about the release of credit information, is a hoax.

Pesed, a 2,300-year-old Pennsylvania mummy, to vacation in Harrisburg

Thursday, September 6, 2001

The Westminster College Cultural Artifacts Collection, will be part of the “Egypt: Untold Journeys” exhibit starting Oct. 20 at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg.

Junior fair market livestock sales total $222,716

Thursday, September 6, 2001

The rain didn’t dampen buyers’ spirits at Friday night’s junior fair market rabbit, steer and feeder calf sales.

Friendly family feuds dominated Stark Co. show ring

Thursday, September 6, 2001

Sibling rivalry elevated to new heights at this year’s Stark County Fair junior market livestock competitions with families claiming champsionship status in hogs, steers, chickens, and cheese.

A rural legend: The search for Pa. mountain lions

Thursday, September 6, 2001

The mystery of whether wild eastern cougars, also commonly known as mountain lions, pumas, or panthers, really survive in the Keystone State was excited recently by the rumor of a cougar killed on Interstate 80.

Museum celebrates Sept. 14 anniversary of McKinley’s death

Thursday, September 6, 2001

A temporary exhibit to honor the fallen president, “A Man’s Best Gift to His Country is His Life Blood: Public Servant William McKinley,” will be on view in the Keller Gallery through Jan. 31.

Sounds of Civil War will resound at battlefield

Thursday, August 30, 2001

A reenactment of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry that will be held during the weekend of Sept. 8-9 at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park in W.Va.

Records fall at Portage Co. market livestock sale

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Six of the ten grand champion animals sold Aug. 25 at the Portage County Randolph Fair Junior Fair Market Livestock Auction set record high prices.

Pa. to develop statewide network of greenways

Thursday, August 30, 2001

A network of greenways will connect corridors of open space, natural landscape features and recreational sites statewide.

Smith family spends fair season on the road, cheering on hogs

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Ramy Swine Farm is in the business of breeding and selling club show hogs, and when pigs leave the farm they are almost always headed for a showring someplace.

Ohio tourism Web site: Still lots to do in Ohio in September

Thursday, August 30, 2001

The Web site includes a whole list of September activities, including fairs, festivals, and celebrations still available to be experienced.

Mixing hog manure and sawdust into compost could be management option

Thursday, August 30, 2001

A University of Illinois extension study found that mixing 50 gallons of slurry with a cubic yard of sawdust created a compost with about 50 percent moisture and no odor that was ready to apply as fertilizer in five months.

Penn State student plays Mickey Mouse, takes classes online

Thursday, August 30, 2001

She won the coveted role at Disney World, but her parents perferred she go to school. She found the perfect solution.

Stark County teen flying high after big win at Ohio State Fair

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Fifteen-year-old Laura Kline, the daughter of Larry and Diane Kline of North Canton, won grand champion steer honors at this year’s Ohio State Fair with her 1,325-pound crossbred steer, “Superman.”

Holmes County youth show junior dairy champions

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Mohican Farm bid $14 per pound for Ami Breitenbucher’s 188-pound market hog, raising $2,632 to provide the funds needed to establish the scholarship in Breitenbucher’s memory.

Sustaining farms by blocking trade?

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Guest columnist Dennis T. Avery, of Churchville, Va., director of global food issues for the Hudson Institute of Indianapolis, writes about Ralph Nader’s proposed no-NAFTA solution to sustaining family farms that would mean cutting output from the productive farmlands back by perhaps one-third.

U.S. steps up BSE research

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Health and Human Service Secretary Tommy G. Thompson has unveiled a plan to further strengthen surveillance, increase research resources, and expand existing inspection efforts to prevent BSE and TSEs from entering or taking hold in the United States

BST use leveling off in Wisconsin

Thursday, August 30, 2001

With one-sixth of Wisconsin dairy farms using bovine somatotropinwell, the adoption level is well below what was expected in the debate that preceded its commercial release in 1994.

Ohio insect carrying new corn virus

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Ohio State University and USDA researchers have learned that the black-faced leafhopper, which transmits the maize chlorotic dwarf virus, also transmits a corn virus discovered last year.

Thanks for support

Thursday, August 30, 2001

A 4-H exhibitor thanks the buyers of her steer who showed such kindness and generosity at a past Canfield Fair.

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