HARRISBURG, Pa. — Emerald ash borer beetles have been found near Brownstown, Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, and Finleyville, Union Township, Washington County, bringing to nine the number of counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified. Quarantine expanded In response to this latest discovery, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said a state-imposed quarantine is being […]
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A vertical axis wind turbine could tap into a plentiful energy source while creating much less environmental impact on wildlife and people. A new type of wind turbine being developed at West Virginia University will be manufactured and produced by Fisher Energy, a Michigan-based firm with roots in the automobile industry. West […]
DAYTON, Ohio — Bats are your friends, or should be, according to Ohio State University’s Marne Titchenell, who hopes to show you why. She’ll teach “Bats: Not Just for Caves Anymore!” from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6, at the Cox Arboretum and Gardens Metropark in Dayton. Fact vs. fiction “We’ll discuss the facts and not the […]
Organic farming increasing, even in down economy.
– DeFina Auctions, Austinburg, Ohio, held a two-day auction June 13-14 with more than 300 pieces of decorated stoneware and 150-plus pieces of Roseville pottery along with an advertising tin collection. The highlight of the first day was a stoneware six-gallon churn marked Gunther & Berns Sheboygan and dressed in a large floral decoration. The […]
CORTLAND, Ohio — The Trumbull County Holstein Club sponsored a clipping contest for 4-H dairy club members at the Trumbull County Fair. This year’s winners are Emily Smallsreed of Braceville and Daniel Montgomery of Newton Falls. Winners both received a set of Andis Endurance clippers. * * * CHESTERLAND, Ohio — The Plantmasters 4-H club held […]
COLLINS, Ohio — Heather Sayler, Erin Koehler, Erik Hansberger, Mandi Combs and Matt Scheerer represented the Western Reserve FFA Chapter at the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. They learned not only how to be better leaders, but also to be concerned with the things that are going on around them and to help others. […]
COAL CENTER, Pa. — For Paul Salansky of Coal Center, Pa., raising Angus cattle is more than just a hobby or a pastime. It’s all about faith, family and friendly competition.
OXFORD, Ohio — Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s Roundup will take place Aug. 29, starting with a morning tour of selected beef operations in southwest Ohio. An afternoon informational session will feature five speakers who will address the animal rights movement and its threat to animal agriculture. The association invites all who have an interest in Ohio’s […]
ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a series of public meetings across New York’s Southern Tier during July and August to educate residents about issues associated with development of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale region runs from the Southern Tier of New York through western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio […]