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Auction Roundup for April 16, 2009 – Auctions are strong in weak economy

Thursday, April 16, 2009

- Peter R. Kiko of Kiko Auctioneers and Realtors of Canton, Ohio, held an absolute real estate auction March 27 for Phillip and Jennifer Stone. The 282-acre farm in Burbank, Ohio, was offered in 13 parcels and then in combinations and finally sold as a whole for $1,516,000. – Auctioneer Joe Herr of Herr-a-cane Auctions […]

Keep 4-H in Morrow County

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Editor: I couldn’t believe it when I was told by my mom that Morrow County was in serious jeopardy of losing its 4-H program. I was in 4-H for 10 years. As a parent, I have looked forward to the day when my daughters would get the amazing experience 4-H offers. This is how I […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 16, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

MINERVA, Ohio — The Minerva FFA will celebrate its 75th anniversary this year and will start an alumni chapter. Membership is open to anyone who supports FFA and agricultural education. As a member you will take an active part in building your community at the local, state and national level. Your commitment helps ensure the […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 16, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

NORWALK, Ohio — The Hartland New Horizons 4-H club held its first meeting March 15 to sign paperwork and receive fair project books. On April 5, members voted for club officers. Those elected were Logan Stumpf, president; Matthew Scheerer, vice president; Casey Molesky, secretary; Joel Boose, treasurer; Samantha Cantu, news reporter; Jacob Barnes, recreation; Noah […]

Ag groups bypass EPA in effort to get pesticide permitting thrown out

Thursday, April 16, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The American Farm Bureau Federation and CropLife America last week bypassed the Environmental Protection Agency, asking to have the courts review a ruling that would require permits for pesticide use on farms nationwide. In early January, the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said common farm pesticides are pollutants and will require […]

Keep compost weed-free: Time, temperature and turning critical factors

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Compost can be a gardener’s best friend. It can deliver dramatic improvements in soil quality and nutrients to nourish your plants throughout the growing season. But unless you use the right techniques, you may also find yourself with a bumper crop of weeds. “Composting is a biological process that decomposes leaves, lawn […]

Weed resistance to Roundup only matter of time

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Roundup Ready crops have made weed control much easier for farmers, but a new study shows their reliance on the technology may be weakening the herbicide’s ability to control weeds. Bill Johnson, a Purdue Extension weed specialist, said farmers who plant Roundup Ready crops and spray Roundup or glyphosate-based herbicides almost […]

Homeopathy has its fans and foes

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mahatama Ghandi used it. So did Mark Twain and John D. Rockefeller. Cindy Crawford, Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey and Prince Charles are all said to be fans. The object of their admiration? Homeopathy, a non-toxic method of treating illnesses characterized as pure genius by its fans and pure quackery by its […]

Company honored for mine land reclamation

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

COLUMBUS — A Coshocton-based mining company has been recognized for increasing the use of trees in its mine land reclamation program. The firm partnered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to implement the reclamation technique, which improves the state’s land and water resources and enhances the wildlife and beauty of previously mined areas. […]

West Virginia resident celebrates 102nd birthday with family and friends

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

WELLSBURG, W.Va. — On April 4, life-long Brooke County, West Virginia resident William J. McFadden, affectionately referred to as “Pap,” celebrated his 102nd birthday at the Brooke Hills Park Clubhouse near Wellsburg. He shared the day with close to 100 of his family and friends. No one drove him to his party and the event […]

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