Read it Again: Week of Dec. 13, 2001.

80 years ago this week. One of the “mammoth” corn crops of the community is being harvested by David Sanor of Moultrie (situated along modern-day state Route 172 in western Columbiana County). The yield is considerably more than 100 bushels per acre. He had 22 acres under cultivation and his yield is approximately 3,000 bushels.

President Warren G. Harding will receive a suit of Ohio virgin wool, a gift from the Ohio Sheep and Wool Growers Association. It will be a dark blue serge, with a pin stripe. The association’s wool pool handled 7 million pounds of wool last year, which is sold directly to mills.

50 years ago this week. At a meeting of the Columbiana County Beekeepers Association, OSU Extension apiarist Charles Reese told the 25 beekeepers attending that the 1951 honey production in Ohio was 11.5 million pounds, an amount that would fill 490 railroad cars, forming a train four miles long.

Reese said that per capita consumption of honey on both state and national scale was only a pound-and-a-half. “Something is wrong along the line when beekeepers have trouble selling it,” he said. He said to stimulate greater use, honey is next on the list at OSU for consumer education promotion. Honey will be taken to the county level by having home demonstration agents use it in recipes and at demonstrations.

25 years ago this week. E.R. Copeland reported that November 1976, with an average temperature of 34.1 degrees, is the coldest November recorded, breaking the record set in 1910. The low of 5 below on the 30th also broke a record set Nov. 28, 1950.

Wendell and Marcia Waters of West Lafayette, Coshocton County, were named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Outstanding Young Farm Couple at the organization’s 58th annual meeting. The Waters will receive an expense-paid trip to the national young farmer and rancher conference at Osage Beach, Mo.

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