Read it Again: Week of May 2, 2002

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80 years ago this week. A group of 41 Hereford females selling at the Law and Roberts sale in Clarksburg, W.Va., averaged $475.13. Bess Fairfax, a show cow in calf to Law & Roberts bull, Jimmie Fairfax, brought $2,050.

Oxen, mules and horses may travel as fast as autos through Dover, Ohio, if they can make the pace. A 1871 ordinance limited the four-legged creatures to 7 miles an hour; it has now been changed to 15 miles an hour in the built-up section of town and 20 miles elsewhere in the city.

50 years ago this week. A landscaping project is to be undertaken by Mahoning County 4-H clubs this year at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The project calls for beautification of the area surrounding the 4-H club building. Work is to be done over a several year period. The fair board arranged for the preparation of landscaping plans and 4-H club members will assume responsibility for the actual planting and beautification work.

25 years ago this week. The Ohio Lottery Commission wants to enlarge its scope of operations, and in so doing is pushing House Bill 395, which would permit the commission to raffle off anything including automobiles, golf clubs and apartment houses and sell the chances at any spot in Ohio. The Ohio Fair Managers Association is not happy with the idea and will support the amendment to be attached to the bill this week saying that lottery tickets cannot be sold at Ohio fairs. The amendment had the approval of 9 of 14 members of the managers committee.

The horse industry is pressing congress to authorize a multimillion dollar census of horses next year. The American Horse Council said the census is needed to help the horse industry, recreational planners, and health officials. The industry has tried before to get federal funds for a horse count but has failed.


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