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Fire devours grain mill in Damascus

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Damascus fire chief, John Bricker, said 11 departments and approximately 100 firefighters responded to the early morning fire June 17.

West Virginia’s ag hall of fame receives new group of inductees

Thursday, June 21, 2001

West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame will have its 27th annual recognition dinner at 6 p.m. July 7, at WVU Jackson’s Mill in Weston, W.Va.

Portraits in Progress: Lynd Fruit Farm, thinking outside the box to stay in the game

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Lynd Fruit Farm, located 20 minutes from Columbus, has redefined itself from a leader in wholesale apples to a diversified, consumer, retail operation.

Firestone Test Center inviting public to tour facility

Thursday, June 21, 2001

The only facility dedicated exclusively to the testing of farm tires – the Firestone Test Center in Columbiana – will hold a three-day open house July 17, 18 and 19.

Wintersville woman’s quilt is show favorite

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Marlies Brandt of Wintersville won the coveted People’s Choice award at the Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Club’s 17th annual quilt show

Allergic reactions no link to StarLink

Thursday, June 21, 2001

An independent body of scientific experts will convene July 17-18 for a two-day public meeting to review a set of issues that EPA is considering as it reviews StarLink corn.

Land O’Lakes is buying Purina Mills

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Purina Mills will become part of Land O’Lakes Farmland Feed LLC according to a June 18 merger agreement.

Portraits in Progress: Norwescor Farm among top herds in Stark Co.

Thursday, June 21, 2001

The pristine farmstead is a unique blend of old and new buildings. A Yankee style barn built in 1889 is used for hay storage and heifer housing, while a two-story bank barn built around 1876 is used for calves and breeding-age heifers. A new barn houses bred heifers and dry cows.

Ashtabula Arts Center to host concert series

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Free “Brown Bag” concerts will be held each Wednesday in Ashtabula and Thursday in Jefferson.

Moline Tractor and Plow Co. has grand opening

Thursday, June 21, 2001

The living history exhibit of the John Deere Collectors Center – a membership association for enthusiasts interested in the nostalgia and legacy of John Deere – will open Aug. 10-11.

We are short on common sense

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Reader disputes role of legislation and regulation in effective accidental injury reduction.

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.

What are you using to fit market animals?

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Read this before you enter show ring. the use of some grooming products on market animals may have unexpected consequences.

Portraits in Progress: Burgett Angus Farm: Breeding to be the best

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Keith Burgett and sons Phillip and Bryan have built sort of an Angus dynasty since they bought their first cattle in 1984. They now raise about 350 head, consisting mostly of purebred Angus and some crosses.

Learn how to select a portable sawmill

Thursday, June 14, 2001

A workshop on owning and operating a portable sawmill will be held July 14 at Bruce Tree Farm located in Monroe County.

Zoar celebrates June Dairy Month

Thursday, June 14, 2001

“Cows and Curds: Dairying in Zoar” on June 16 will feature a demonstration of the 19th century methods of making butter and cheese.

Portraits in Progress: Comp Dairy looks toward profits of efficiency

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Jim Comp and his sons borrowed ideas from others to build a dairy operation making profits on the efficiencies of scale.

Lessons on being a better boss

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Surveys have shown that the primary factor affecting a decision to leave an organization is whether or not the manager develops a trusting relationship with the employees.

A thrill a minute: Golden age of amusement park lives on

Thursday, June 14, 2001

An Ashtabula County couple donated their amusement park collection to Penn State University Libraries.

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