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Backyard fireworks aren’t worth losing your sight over

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Hospital emergency rooms treat thousands of people for fireworks-related injuries each Fourth of July holiday.

Most of these victims are children; most of the injuries are caused by backyard, “class C” fireworks.

Museum recreates magic lantern show

Thursday, June 21, 2001

In conjunction with its groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary exhibition, Light! The Industrial Age, the Carnegie Museum of Art will present a magic lantern show June 23 at 2 p.m.

Be choosy in plant selection if you want to try wildflowers

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Who hasn’t wanted to try their hand at growing a few wildflowers after walking through the woods on a day in May or June? A forest floor carpeted with trilliums or lady slippers is an inspiring sight.

Old farmhouse becomes roach hotel

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Penn State researcher uses an old house on the Penn State farmland to study the social organization of cockroach populations.

Beech Fork State Park to salute U.S. with bell ringing

Thursday, June 21, 2001

“Salute to America – Let Freedom Ring” will begin at 1:30 p.m. July 4, in the state park near Barboursville, W.Va.

Show attracts hogs from all over

Thursday, June 21, 2001

The Penn-Ohio Jackpot Show June 16 at the Canfield Fairgrounds, attracted 90 hogs from 17 counties in Pennsylvania and Ohio to the competition.

Condolences to former editor’s family

Thursday, June 21, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell sends condolences from Farm and Dairy to former editor Tim Reeves and his wife Sue on the tragic death of their son, Ben Reeves.

Cell phone users aren’t making deals, they’re talking to Mom

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Who’s driving while using a cell phone and what they’re gabbing about might just surprise you.

Standing tall: Plains Indians’ height shows good health

Thursday, June 21, 2001

A new study looking at height in equestrial Indian tribes of the Great Plains contradicts the modern image of American Indians as being sickly victims succumbing to European disease.

Animal cruelty charges filed in Ashtabula County horse incident

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Thomas Cole, of Monroe Township, Astabula County, was arraigned June 14 in Eastern County Court on two counts of animal cruelty and neglect.

American Electric Power dedicates Miners’ Memorial

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Miners’ Memorial Park honors the men and women who mined coal in southeastern Ohio.

Ohio State Fair entry deadlines approaching

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Completed entry forms for most areas of competition at the fair must be postmarked by June 20, with poultry and rabbits; agriculture, horticulture and floriculture; and horse show entries due in early July.

Portraits in Progress: Don’t look back: Maize Valley Farms taps into consumer market

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The same innovative thinking that led Kay Vaughan into full-time farming and then into a diversified agribusiness is leading the family into the retail farm market business in a big way in 2001.

Appalachian herb gathering is June 23-24

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Rural Action’s Landowners Conference will be merged with United Plant Savers annual conference to create the Appalachian Herb Gathering.

Panama collection opens at Penn State Fayette campus

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The Charles H. Wall Panama/Latin America Collection includes more than 300 books, videos, CDs and hand-made artifacts pertaining to Panama and Latin America.

Today’s portraits of progress

Thursday, June 14, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the portrait of current Ohio agriculture portrayed in the first week of the “Farm and Dairy 2001 Progress Edition.”

Army Heritage Center being planned

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The facility will bring the Army’s story to life through state-of-the-art displays showcasing the Army’s contributions in peace and war and will provide a focal point for educational activities and academic research.

Penn spells out dairy, sugar prices and loan rate decisions

Thursday, June 14, 2001

J.B. Penn, newly installed under secretary for farm and foreign agricultural programs at USDA, says the department will sell government-owned sugar to ethanol producers and others to improve domestic prices, manage USDA’s sugar inventory and help meet U.S. energy needs.

Environmental seal of approval: Pa. certification process accredits livestock management practices

Thursday, June 14, 2001

PennAg Industries Association and a coalition of county conservation districts are turning the national on-farm assessment and environmental review program developed by America’s Clean Water Foundation into an environmental certification program.

Cool weather slows spread of disease

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Cooler than normal temperatures in the week of May 27 to June 2 may have limited the occurrence of Fusarium head scab in Ohio winter wheat fields.

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