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Ohio inventor wins a gold medal

Thursday, March 22, 2001

“Quickchange 2000″ has won for Dennis Dick of East Sparta, Ohio, a gold medal in the agricultural implements category at the 2000 Inventors Congress in Minnesota.

Indiana may salt away popcorn ranking

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Lower prices resulted in a nearly 27-percent drop in harvested acres of popcorn in Indiana for 2000, and as a result, the state may lose its place as the nation’s leading popcorn producer.

Handling grief at workplace may be simple as listening

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Sometimes people are not as sensitive as they could be when coworkers are experiencing grief, says a University of Illinois Extension educator in family life.

Help for ‘working lands’: Governors push conservation effort

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A coalition of governors say a more effective conservation program would help combat suburban sprawl, protect wildlife habitat, and help reduce air and water pollution.

Step up to the plate: Make youth sports programs more fun for the kids

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Penn State professor of Family and youth resiliency has produced a series of booklets on Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience.

Weather factors aid rise of hog prices

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Cash prices for live hogs are running from the low- to mid-$40 per hundredweight range, a $5-$6 cwt. increase since mid-February.

Atlantique City show is biggest ever

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The antiques industry’s premier megafair. ‘Atlantique City,’ is set for March 24-25 in the Atlantic City Convention Center, and will again be larger than last year.

Historic Bible part of PSU special exhibit

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A deluxe edition of “The Pennyroyal Caxton Bible,” designed and illustrated by Barry Moser highlights exhibit in Special Collections Library.

NFU appears before ag committee

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The primary goal should be economic stability and opportunity, the National Farmers Union testifies.

Get your antique appraised at the Village road show

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Historic Roscoe Village will be hosting its own version of the popular Antique Road Show April 4 with appraisals by Sam Schnaidt.

Celebrate legacies of Ohio women

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Whether they encouraged a famous pair of brothers to take flight or boldly challenged slavery, Ohio women have many stories waiting to be discovered.

Bicentennial book project seeks 200 of Ohio’s finest women

Thursday, March 22, 2001

One of the projects the Ohio Bicentennial Commission is developing is a book that will be titled “200 Years, 200 Women: Ohio’s First and Finest.”

Western Pa. home to new wind farm

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The 15-megawatt Mill Run Wind Project to be built along more than a mile of ridge-top pastureland in Fayette County will create enough clean energy to power about 5,700 homes.

Stiff laws against violent juveniles sweeping nation

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Laws relating to juvenile crime have risen since the mid-1990s because of public outcry, fear, and concern over juvenile violence.

Pool raiding is siphoning big bucks

Thursday, March 22, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell coments on Cam Thraen’s article concerning the distribution of funds from Milk Order 33 and the funds it is taking out of the pockets of local dairy producers.

Farmers encouraged to use no-till to protect the soil for the future

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Don Reicosky, USDA-ARS soil scientist, and Carlos Crovetto, a Chilean no-till farmer, spoke at the Tri-State Conservation Tillage Conference, March 6 at West Middlesex, Pa.

Mahoning River consortium seeking new members

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Martin L. Schmidt, director of environmental remediation for the Cleveland-based URS Corporation, will speak at the next meeting.

USDA is trying to rid market of StarLink

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The USDA, through its Commodity Credit Corporation, will purchase $15 to $20 million of hybrid corn seed from small corn seed companies to ensure corn seed with the protein Cry9C is not planted this spring.

Voinovich targets EPA, energy policy

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Sen. George Voinovich said what the Ohio Farm Bureau leaders wanted to hear when he met with them in Washington. He left them pleased if not satisfied.

Robotic milking setups have dairymen talking

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The idea of cows milking themselves intrigues every dairy farmer who is tied to the barn twice or three times a day.

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