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Cyber Monday: Learn how to save money on tech purchases

Saturday, November 30, 2013

onsumers line up for the latest incarnation of a smartphone or must-have gaming system, but just because a gadget is the current must-have item does not mean consumers have to overpay for it.

Consumer spending muted impact of govt. shutdown

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Positive retail sales numbers in the month of October point to a good holiday sales season ahead. According to the National Retail Federation, October retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 2.5 percent seasonally adjusted over September.

Increased shipping volume expected this holiday season

Friday, November 29, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service kicked off the holiday season today with its improved Priority Mail products and new Gingerbread Houses Forever stamps.

Ohio’s hunters get more prime hunting time when deer-gun season opens

Friday, November 29, 2013

Deer-gun season, one of Ohio’s most revered hunting traditions, begins Dec. 2, with 30 more minutes of prime hunting time each day, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s deer-gun season is open through Dec. 8.

RFS cuts would stymie biofuels growth

Friday, November 29, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan to reduce the required amount of biofuels to be produced in 2014 by 2.94 billion gallons would reduce incentive for biofuels growth, Purdue University energy policy specialist Wally Tyner said.

Penn State economists: Loss of middle wage jobs widens income gap in Pa.

Friday, November 29, 2013

From 2001 to 2011, the Pennsylvania workforce underwent a marked shift from higher-paying to lower-paying jobs, a trend that could have serious implications for the state’s economy, according to a new report by economists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Love and faith gone underground

Thursday, November 28, 2013

I think that some of life’s best moments happen underground. So many of us have fond memories of memorable moments spent in the church basement. The celebration of birth, life, death (or just the feeling of death by committee) and democracy carried out in an environment redolent of a pleasant mustiness and Pine-Sol© mixed with […]

Some fall forage management tips to try

Thursday, November 28, 2013

It’s hard to believe we’ve nearly reached the end of November! The leaves are falling, grain harvest is nearing completion, and it’s time to give some consideration to your pastures as we head into the cold winter months. Pastures provide an excellent source of feed for livestock and they must be managed for optimum quality […]

Push the pencil now so you are prepared

Thursday, November 28, 2013

During the next month, I will be on the road across Ohio helping to teach the OSU Income Tax Schools. These workshops help teach tax professionals about the latest changes to the IRS tax codes. Today, I would like to remind farmers to push the numbers with their pencil to determine their potential tax liability […]

Get to the bottom of your pet’s ear problems

Thursday, November 28, 2013

URBANA, Ill. — Head-shaking, scratching at the ears, and a foul smell are common signs that an ear infection is brewing. According to Dr. Amelia White, a veterinary dermatology resident at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, ear infections are usually caused by an underlying problem, so “it is important to […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 28, 2013:

Thursday, November 28, 2013

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA chapter traveled to Louisville, Ky. Oct. 30-Nov. 2 for the national convention. Members who attended were Clay Armstrong, Atlee Miller, Chris Sprang, Justin Lorentz, Eric Hanna, Jason Jenkins, Takoda Weaver, Dustin Neihaus, Carter Smith, William Hughes, Wyatt Mellor, Mandy Taylor, Beth Klein, Shyann Kick, Harlie Spurlock, Paige Miller, […]

Author Ralph Moody shares a lifestyle

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Freddie Sprague got the mumps in late October, and they closed the school. That month was the best I ever had in some ways. It started off bad because Bill, our old white horse, died. Mother wouldn’t let us quit studying just because the school-house was closed, so as soon as the supper dishes were […]

Make sure you have a Black Friday game plan

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday is one the biggest shopping days of the year, and is often the perfect time to begin holiday shopping and save money on incredible deals.

William David Alger

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

MANTUA, Ohio — William David Alger, 86 years of age, passed away Nov. 23, in Aurora, Ohio. Born Sept. 6, 1927, in Windham, Ohio, he was the son of the late Burrell and Eliza (Goatley) Alger. A graduate of Windham High School, Alger served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a […]

Sheep dairy makes good sense for Medina County couple

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

SEVILLE, Ohio — Northeast Ohio has more dairy farms than any part of the state. But one dairy operation in southern Medina County is a real standout. Yellow House Cheese — operated by Kevin and Kristyn Henslee — is among the first in the state to milk sheep. That’s right: Sheep. There are roughly 100 […]

Deer have more than gun hunters to fear

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Many predators seek deer — not just humans.

Thankful for memorable hunts with memorable people

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I give thanks for the opportunity to rub elbows with the Ralph Kohlers of the world.

Keeping organized on your Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Planning an impressive Thanksgiving menu can be enjoyable for many people, while others get a little nervous when tasked with such an undertaking. But getting a head start and staying organized can make planning a Thanksgiving meal much easier than it looks.

Pa. awards grants for alternative fuel vehicles

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The grants will help pay for the conversion or purchase of 351 natural gas vehicles and 337 propane vehicles.

RFS cuts would stymie biofuels growth

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan to reduce the required amount of biofuels to be produced in 2014 by 2.94 billion gallons would reduce incentive for biofuels growth, Purdue University energy policy specialist Wally Tyner said. Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman professor of agricultural economics, commented on the EPA’s […]

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