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After 150 years, USS Monitor sailors receive military burial

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The remains of two unknown USS Monitor sailors, recovered by NOAA and the U.S. Navy in 2002 from the ship’s gun turret, were buried March 8, with full military honors, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Western Pa. No Till Conference: Cover crops may hold the key to success

Friday, March 29, 2013

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. — Farmers took time out of spring planting preparations March 26 to attend the Western Pa. No-Till Conference in West Middlesex, Pa. However, longtime attendees said a lot has changed during the 16 years of the conference. It is no longer solely about the benefits of no-till, but about the use of […]

Garner’s auctions farm toys

Friday, March 29, 2013

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Garner’s Auction Center held its fifth winter toy auction March 9 in Carrollton. There were many toys from the 1950s-60s with a few from the 1940s plus a good selection of Precision toys. Items auctioned included No. 2 Precision John Deere As with cultivators that sold for $230 and $185, an Oliver […]

Columbiana-Mahoning dairymen among state’s top-producing herds

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Columbiana-Mahoning DHI, or Dairy Herd Improvement, honored its top herds March 22 at its annual banquet at the First United Methodist Church in Salem.

Project restoring abandoned mine lands gets regional honor

Friday, March 29, 2013

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — A previously devastated area of southeastern Ohio is now experiencing renewed health and resiliency thanks to an extraordinary local partnership with the Wayne National Forest. The health of Monday Creek’s watershed has improved dramatically due to collaboration between the Wayne National Forest and the Monday Creek Restoration Project, Ohio Department of Natural […]

Spring turkey season will happen… no matter what

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sitting here with another deep freeze kind of day tapping on a frosted window, it’s hard to picture that in one month Ohio’s spring wild turkey season will open. But the calendar doesn’t lie and April 22 will happen, ready or not. Emerging trees and grass. Spring turkey hunting coincides with the emerging season, a […]

Wayne County honors top managed dairy herds

Thursday, March 28, 2013

By SUSAN MYKRANTZContributing Writer SMITHVILLE, Ohio — Over the years, the Wayne County Dairy Service Unit has recognized the county’s outstanding milk producers during its annual banquet. This year, they also recognized the county’s best-managed dairy farms during the annual banquet at The Barn Restaurant. Management emphasis Matt Kauffman, a member of the Dairy Service […]

Is your child a picky eater? Blame it on your genes

Thursday, March 28, 2013

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Parents may plead, cajole or entice their children to try new foods, but some kids just won’t budge. Now, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals that the reason these kids fear new foods has less to do with what’s on their plate and more to […]

Ohio State Parks offer a night of free camping

Thursday, March 28, 2013

COLUMBUS — Pull out the camping gear, grab the makings for s’mores and leave the wallet at home for a night of free camping with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The night of free camping will be available at 54 campgrounds within Ohio State Parks April 18. Reservations For this promotion, campers can make […]

Save money on heating costs using switchgrass

Thursday, March 28, 2013

WASHINGTON — Studies by a USDA scientist have provided a complete cost-benefit breakdown of using switchgrass pellets, which are potentially a cheaper source of energy, instead of fuel oil to heat homes and businesses in the Northeast. Agricultural Research Service researcher Paul Adler led efforts on a lifecycle analysis that compared costs of energy generation […]

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