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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.

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.

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.

Court ruling no surprise

Thursday, March 1, 2001

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

Will we live to be 100? It’s not likely

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Is life expectancy accelerating? Researchers say 85 years is still the upper limit.

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.

Maple producers think it will be a sweet year for production

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Frank and Virginia Goodell market maple syrup from the Mantua, Ohio, farm that has been in production since 1825. Other producers say they know about everything there is to know about the industry.

Foundations of building strong relationships

Thursday, March 1, 2001

This six-part series on dating covers topics from meeting new people to strategies for a successful marriage.

Pa. Holstein breeders honor John Cope

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The Pennsylvania Holstein Association held its annual awards banquet during the association’s annual convention Feb. 21-23.

On test bulls readied for Pa. Expo sale

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Top bulls from Pennsylvania’s Bull Testing Program will be sold March 30 as a part of Pennsylvania’s annual Beef Expo.

Court ruling no surprise

Thursday, March 1, 2001

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

Pa. Holstein sale averages $3,177

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Pennsylvania Holstein convention sale was Feb. 22 at the Radisson Inn in West Middlesex.

Red meat can be part of a healthy diet

Thursday, March 1, 2001

A recently published study confirms that including lean red meat in a heart-healthy diet can positively impact blood cholesterol levels.

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