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Let a smile be your umbrella: a way to bridge the political chasm

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Columnist Dale Wildman writes looks with approval at the bipartisian appeal of President George W. Bush and at the need for political civility.

USDA funds lamb and goat marketing project

Thursday, February 1, 2001

A marketing network for lamb and goat producers in the Northeast, from Maine to West Virginia, is being created at Cornell University.

Penn-Ohio Boat Show sails into Eastwood Expo

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The 15th annual Penn-Ohio Boat Show will be held Feb. 2-4 in Niles featuring fishing tackle and pro anglers.

Tiffany lamp brings $26,450 in online auction

Thursday, February 1, 2001

ewolfs’ January art and antiques auction drew a final bid of $26,450 on a Tiffany Turtleback Glass Pendant Shade lamp.

Justice for the justice department

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The nomination of Sen. John Ashcroft as attorney general shows that Bush is serious about cleaning up the justice department.

Dairy of distinction forms due in April

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Pennsylvania dairy farms are invited to apply for this year’s Dairy of Distinction award from the Northeast Dairy Farm Beautification Program.

Beyond the commodity mind-set

Thursday, February 1, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on economist Peter Goldsmith’s advice to producers to break out of the commodity mind-set and grab more of the food chain.

Multi-state grazing conference set

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The sixth Great Lakes International Grazing Conference will be Feb. 12-13, at the Shipshewana Antique Auction Barn in Shipshewana, Ind.

Is Ohio earthquake prone?

Thursday, February 1, 2001

At least 14 moderate-size earthquakes have caused minor to moderate damage in Ohio.

Christmas tree management course set

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Penn State’s 2001 Christmas Tree Management Short Course will be held Feb. 21-22.

IFO hires first full-time director to guide programs

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Ohio native Laura Ann Bergman returns from Missouri to act as the first full-time director of Innovative Farmers of Ohio.

Earthquake centered near Ashtabula

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Geologists detected a 4.2 magnitude earthquake Jan. 25, the largest earthquake to be registered in Ohio since 1986.

USDA revises Swiss cheese standards

Thursday, February 1, 2001

As of Feb. 22, producers will get Grade A prices for Swiss cheese with smaller eyes or holes.

Farmers working together can change agriculture

Thursday, February 1, 2001

University of Minnesota agricultural economist Richard Levins was keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Innovative Farmers of Ohio annual meeting Jan 27 at Wooster.

Ohioans have lots of boating opportunities, even in winter

Thursday, February 1, 2001

A whole series of boat and travel shows, that opened with the January Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show and the Mid America Sail and Power Board Show in Cleveland, will be held between now and April 1

Highboy is top-selling item

Thursday, February 1, 2001

A mahogany Chippendale bonnet-top highboy was the top-selling item at an auction by Nick Verbus and Mike Dinse, selling for $4,500.

Pulling lawn tractors sounds fun

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Donovan fan takes a new look at his own lawn tractors.

Stark County Corn Club honors members

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Dan Schmucker received special recognition during the 38th annual awards banquet

Working to improve rural vision

Thursday, February 1, 2001

George Slater explains the position of the Ohio Farmers Union in support of the Nobel County visioning program.

Soured grapes: Grower wants his debt repaid

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Ashtabula County wine grape grower Gene Sigel thinks the Grape Industries Program of the ODA owes him almost $50,000 for grape vines he has planted. A legal opinion to the Grape Industries Committee advises that the committee’s program was never legal.

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