80 years ago this week.
Hog cholera hit farms near Alliance, affecting a large number of herds in Stark, Columbiana and Portage counties. It is reported that the hogs are dying by the dozens.
Columbiana County Agent C.E. Rowland conducted an evening poultry culling demonstration at the farm of Dallas Hahn near Homeworth, drawing 65 interested spectators. Rowland examined 100 hens, discarding 18 as unfit for further service as egg producers. Light for the demonstration was furnished by the spotlight of an automobile.
50 years ago this week.
Six cases of infantile paralysis have been reported in the past three weeks in Columbiana County. They include five from the city of Salem and one from the general health district. The people of the county are urged to seek information regarding polio from their family doctor or their local health department. The exact way this disease is passed from person to person is not known, however, certain evidence points that transmission through human association is an important factor. Parents are advised to keep children away from crowds and to avoid unnecessary travel and visiting.
25 years ago this week.
Fairmount Provision Company, Alliance’s last packing house, is rapidly closing down. The reason is that building changes demanded by the federal meat code would mean spending at least $300,000, and the owners don’t want to make the investment. There has been no difficulty in delivering products that pass inspection and are accepted by buyers, but the government now demands certain things of all slaughter houses.