Read it Again: Week of May 16, 2002

80 years ago this week. L. Taylor of East Rochester, Ohio, one of the few growers of ginseng in eastern Ohio, has about an acre of ginseng in production. Last year, he dug about 1,800 pounds of roots.

Livestock for sale in classifieds: “Poland China boar, ready for service $20; dandy young sows, ready to breed, $25, H.L. Beightler, Peoria, Ohio;” and “registered Guernsey heifer calf, $60, E.S. Wells, Goshen Road, Salem, Ohio.”

50 years ago this week. A.B. Graham, father of the 4-H movement which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary, will be the guest at the 1952 Mahoning County Fair. Other plans prior to opening day include the repair of the cattle shed, moving the county health board exhibit to another location, creating a new classification for Brown Swiss cattle, and the building of new pens to accommodate the increase in sheep and swine entries. The poultry building will be re-roofed and more adequately lighted, and both men and women will have the opportunity to compete in the tractor rodeo in separate classes.

A new weed killer is proving to be effective, especially in areas where strawberries are the principal crop. Brought out last year as CRAG Herbicide 1, the chemical is so composed that it is not an active weed killer until soil microorganisms work on it and change it chemically. Manufactured by Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation of New York, the spray can be applied to crops with little or no danger of drift damage to the foliage of nearby crops.

25 years ago this week. A cooperative investigation with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife law enforcement personnel resulted in the arrest and conviction of two men for illegally spot-lighting after dark and shooting a 450-pound Hereford steer. Apprehended were Malcolm Montgomery of Bainbridge, Ohio, and Paul Hartley of Beaver, Ohio. Both men were charged with disorderly conduct, spotlighting deer while having firearms in possession and damaging private property. The men were fined $200 each plus 60 days in jail on each charge and were ordered by the court to make financial restitution for the steer.

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