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Auction Roundup — Real estate, cars sell well at auctions

Thursday, April 30, 2009

– Bob Wagner and Associates, Inc. of North Canton, Ohio, held the Gyalai trust auction April 19 in Canton with 210 registered bidders. The top-selling item was a 1998 Lincoln Town car that sold for $6,000. Other highlights included a 1994 Buick Skylark for $3,800; a Hummel Ring Around the Rosie for $1,050; International sterling […]

Producers should maintain herd health amid swine flu outbreaks

Thursday, April 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The strain of swine flu suspected of sickening dozens of people in the United States and killing more than 150 in Mexico, known as the H1N1 virus, is a new strain that has never been found in U.S. swine herds. “Reports indicate that the H1N1 virus in the current outbreak is a […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — The Jackson Milton Livestock 4-H club held a meeting April 20 with Jason Lanzo serving as the guest speaker. He informed the group about a summer day camp that will be held in the Jackson Milton/Craig Beach area. It is a free program that starts in June for children 10-17. There […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio —The Mapleton FFA sent a team to the 2009 State Animal Behavior and Welfare Contest at the state fairgrounds in Columbus April 21. The team consisted of Jerry Mencl, Garrett Canfield, Hillary Krause, Shelby Emmons and coach Jared Wynn. Mencl led the team placing sixth overall. The team was fifth in the contest […]

Annual Northern Classic Steer and Heifer Show was a success

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio –According to the Ashtabula County Cattleman’s Association and the OSU Extension office in Ashtabula County, the 12th annual Northern Classic Steer and Heifer Show held April 18 at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds was a success. Sixty exhibitors from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan showed 71 animals. Tyler Neal from Bellevue, Mich., […]

Wayne County meeting to gauge interest in starting year-round local food market

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Farmers and food producers from Wayne and surrounding counties are invited to get in on the ground floor of a new year-round farmers’ market in downtown Wooster. A meeting will be held to gather ideas and share details of the new project, called Local Roots Market and Cafe, May 4 at 7 […]

Council urges pork producers to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus certified

Monday, April 27, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Pork Producers Council board of directors are proving they are committed to providing a safe and wholesome product for consumers. The board passed motions during its April meeting recommending all Ohio pork producers become Pork Quality Assurance Plus certified and complete their site assessment and Transport Quality Assurance by December 2010. […]

Roaring isn’t just for lions

Monday, April 27, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — It is estimated 3-5 percent of young thoroughbreds have left laryngeal hemiplegia, also known as roaring. In laymen’s terms this means the nerve controlling the opening of the horse’s arytenoid cartilage is damaged. The arytenoid cartilages usually close over the trachea when a horse swallows, but they should quickly pop back open […]

Aquatic Visitors Center to reopen

Monday, April 27, 2009

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — This summer, the Aquatic Visitors Center will again open its doors to the public, thanks to a partnership between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife and Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. Landmark The center joins Stone Lab and the South Bass Island Lighthouse as landmarks operated by Ohio State […]

AAA reports costs to own, operate vehicle remain constant

Monday, April 27, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. — AAA’s 2009 edition of Your Driving Costs shows the average cost of owning and operating a new car in the U.S. has remained relatively unchanged, despite lower fuel costs. The average cost for a new sedan driven 15,000 miles per year is 54 cents per mile, only 0.1 cent less than reported […]

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