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Hail to the first ladies

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Although they play a major role when their spouses are in the White House, First Ladies are often forgotten when the presidential term ends. A wife of an Ohio congressman is working to change that with the creation of the National First Ladies’ Library in Canton.

Checkoff can stay if ties severed to NPPC

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The USDA reached an agreement with pork producers’ groups to allow the pork checkoff to continue if the National Pork Board severs its ties to the National Pork Producers Council.

An eloquent book on autism

Thursday, March 8, 2001

A new book chronicling both the successes and struggles that have been part of the author’s daughter’s move from her own isolated “nirvana” to the outside world.

Follow route to freedom on the Underground Railroad

Thursday, March 8, 2001

“A Fugitive’s Path Escape on the Under Ground Railroad,” a new program at Hale Farm and Village, presents a first hand look at a runaway slave’s flight to freedom.

What makes a relationship a healthy one?

Thursday, March 8, 2001

There are three clues couples can use to test the health of their relationship. Part four of our six-part series on relationships explains how.

Explore the myths and facts of women and the sea

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The Mariners” Museum at Newport News, Va., will have Women and the Sea on exhibit from March 17 through Jan. 6, 2002.

Conference brings collective farmer bargaining to the forefront

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will keynote the first Conference on CLOUT (Cooperation and Linking Offer Unbeatable Transactions) March 16-17 on the campus of Iowa State University.

Fire won’t impact John Deere spring product offering

Thursday, March 1, 2001

A recent fire in a John Deere Equipment Division leased facility north of Davenport, Iowa, caused extensive damage.

If you have access to wood, it can save on heating bills

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Hard maple and oak have about 23 million Btu per cord, woods like aspen and basswood average about 16 million Btu per cord, and conifers like jack or red pine will be 12 million Btu or lower.

EPA hosts dairy expansion hearing

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing March 13 to accept comments about the draft permit for the DeVries Dairy Farm, a proposed operation of 2,500 cows in Marion County.

Protesters deny more serious risk

Thursday, March 1, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the idea that some people in Vermont are protesting the USDA’s plan to euthanize sheep possibly exposed to mad cow disease.

How babies learn words: Scientists support what parents have known

Thursday, March 1, 2001

It’s best to keep it simple. Parents’ instinctive use of isolated words may help babies learn language.

Turning research into more tender beef cuts

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Ohio State meat science program concentrates its research on meat palatability and tenderness.

Pa. Beef Expo is March 29-April 1

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The Pennsylvania Junior Cattlemen’s Association will hold it 11th annual junior steer and heifer preview show at the Pennsylvania Beef Expo at the Penn State Ag Arean in State College.

Messenger Century Farm preserves maple syrup producing tradition.

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The sugarhouse on the farm Bill and Dee Belew bought in 1992 is one of the oldest in Geauga County. The base of the evaporator dates back to the 1800s.

Ohio heritage areas granted funding

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Ohio Heritage Area Program announces eight matching grants totaling $100,000 for planning, development, and marketing.

Court ruling no surprise

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Salem reader comments on the Columbiana County Budget Commission’s failure to respect the law.

U.S., Canada lift ban on Brazilian beef

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The NAFTA nations have concluded that Brazil has taken sound measures to prevent the introduction and spread of bovine encephalopathy.

Get ready for Maple Madness

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The Geauga County Forestry and Maple Syrup Committee will sponsor its annual Maple Madness Tour featuring 10 farms March 10-11.

Union Local FFA to sponsor annual farm toy show

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The toy show and sale featuring a kiddy tractor pull and an antique tractor display will be March 11 at Union Local High School.

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