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USDA budget increased for protection against disease

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman authorizes an additional $32 million to protect the United States against foreign diseases in her FY 2002 proposed budget.

Warren library to host public program about the Civil War

Thursday, April 12, 2001

County Historical Society president Wendell Lauth will lecture April 21 on “The Civil War and Trumbull County.

New population center claims more sheep than people

Thursday, April 12, 2001

2000 U.S. Census results place Edgar Springs, Mo., population 190, as the new population center of the United States.

Annual public auction to benefit Erie 4-H members

Thursday, April 12, 2001

The 22nd annual Public Auction to benefit the Erie County 4-H Youth Development Program will be held

Industrial minerals operations in Ohio facing possible regulation legislation

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Senate Bill 83 proposing to strengthen regulations for mining materials such as limestone, gravel, and clay represents the first comprehensive overhaul of the state’s industrial minerals laws since 1974.

Researchers shop for answers about consumer illiteracy

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Tests indicate that as many as one in five U.S. adults are, to varying degrees, functionally illiterate and innumerate (unable to do math). Study focuses on how do these adults function as consumers?

Dangers of hunting wild mushrooms

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Lanny Rhodes, Ohio State University associate professor of plant pathology, warns that poisonous mushrooms can look similar to edible varieties, and that if people mistakenly eat a poisonous mushroom, they could become seriously ill, or even die.

Watch the past come alive on historic CD

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Wheeling, W.Va., residents Chip West, owner of the Point Overlook Museum and Omni, and Orland Carra, PC specialist and graphic artist, have produced a first of a planned six volume Wheeling Historic Photo CD set.

Holmes County dairy farmers honored

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Nearly 200 Holmes Count dairy farmers and guests attended the dairy banquet at Walnut Creek March 26 for the annual dairy awards presentations.

Just an old-fashioned train ride

Thursday, April 5, 2001

The Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association will operate a steam powered passenger train on a the trip from Dennison, Ohio, to the Strawberries on the Square festival in Newark, Ohio, on June 30.

OHS offers genealogy classes

Thursday, April 5, 2001

A genealogy workshop series, offered by the Ohio Historical Society Archives/Library and the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society, is designed to introduce family history searchers to the many records and resources available to them.

Pool raiders want it stopped at home

Thursday, April 5, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell coments on the ironic twist of California producers’ milk being pooled in the Upper Midwest federal order.

Mapleton FFA wins state competition

Thursday, April 5, 2001

The Mapleton tractor trouble shooting team won the state competition at Northwestern College.

Baldwin faces animal cruelty charges

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Harlan Baldwin of rural Ashtabula was charged March 30 with 49 counts of animal cruelty. The charges stem from a March 23 investigation by the Ashtabula County Humane Society of a barn Baldwin rented on a Sheffield Township farm.

Easter sunrise service held in Moravian tradition

Thursday, April 5, 2001

An Easter sunrise service at the Schoenbrunn Village State Memorial at New Philadelphia, Ohio, will be patterned after the Moravian custom of gathering around the congregation cemetary at dawn on Easter.

Think before buying an Easter bunny

Thursday, April 5, 2001

The majority of the baby bunnies, chicks and ducks who are given as Easter gifts may only survive the first few weeks after the holiday. The Ameican Humane Society provides a few points to ponder.

Exports are important, but they can’t solve current farm problem

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Guest commentary by Willard Cochrane, chief agricultural economist to President John F. Kennedy and professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, discusses the economics of farm exports.

Dargate broadcasts live sale on ‘Net

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Dargate Auction Galleries made history March 17 as one of the first auction houses to broadcast a live sale over the Internet, and netting the highest winning Internet bid ever recorded by iCollector.

Library of Congress mines collection for new World Treasures exhibition

Thursday, April 5, 2001

A permanent rotating exhibition that draws on the Library’s foreign collections to explore a series of universal themes will open June 7 in the Jefferson Building.

Dairymen say EPA regs unreasonable

Thursday, April 5, 2001

A dozen Tuscarawas County dairy farmers submit their own comments on the EPA rule proposal for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.

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