Farmers move on after test results show no contamination from derailment
Soil and plant tissue test results show no contamination from a fire and chemical burnoff that followed a massive train derailment in East Palestine. So, area farmers are moving on after months of unknowns.
The ‘Freedge’ Movement comes to Lorain County
The Freedge aims to reduce food insecurity and food waste in communities all over the world. The movement promotes equal access to healthy food through public refrigerators that are used to share fresh food, fruits and vegetable. The movement is relatively new with the first community fridges appearing in 2016 in Europe. It became a worldwide effort and the movement has grown rapidly in recent years because of the pandemic, with over 1,000 community fridges operating in Europe, Canada and the United States.
Cleaning up Lake Erie, robot style
Recently, two trash removal devices were purchased to fight against plastics, small pieces of contaminants, and general litter in Lake Erie. One is for the water, and the other is for the sand. The robots are efficient, effective, and environmentally friendly, and they are a valuable tool for cleaning up the lake and other waterways.
Challenges in rural healthcare discussed by Pa. legislators
If rural hospitals like the ones Dr. Beth Piccione oversees in Lawrence and Mercer counties aren’t supported, vulnerable people won’t be just inconvenienced, “they’ll be in dire straits.”
Ohio no-till pioneer David Brandt remembered as a ‘genuine human being’
Brandt, of Carroll, Ohio, a national leader in regenerative farming practices, died May 21 from injuries sustained in a car crash May 18 in Illinois.
Penn State student uses GIS to map Erie arboretum trees
Michael Curtis used GPS location tools to map the arboretum, matching individual trees to the corresponding memorial plaques.
Fat in whole milk misunderstood; new labels may help
How much milkfat is in whole milk? Many people don't know. The Pennsylvania Department of Ag just issued some guidance that could help clear that up.
Fulton County farm becomes sixth to join Ohio Farmland Preservation Program
Thomas A. Herr, Jr. and Jennifer M. Herr in Fulton County have become the sixth Ohio farm owners to join the Farmland Preservation Program this year.
Horses can’t lie down for too long
URBANA, Ill. — It’s something you wouldn’t believe could happen unless you saw it. You walk out to the barn in the morning and...
Youngstown Press Club to give $2,000 scholarships
Scholarships are being offered to college juniors or seniors from the Mahoning or Shenango valleys who are studying journalism or a related field.