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2012 Ohio county fair dates

Ohioans can start planning visits to all of their favorite fairs across the state. The Ohio Department of Agriculture has released the official dates for the 2012 fair season, which includes Ohio’s 94 county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair. The Paulding County Fair will kick off the 2012 fair …

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SWCS meeting to focus on water quality

Several Ohio State University Extension experts in soil and water quality, agricultural production practices and nutrient management will present research and facilitate discussion on the issue of managing dissolved reactive phosphorus levels in Ohio’s fresh water bodies during the winter meeting of the All Ohio Chapter of the Soil and …

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Federal Judge favors ethanol with California ruling

A judge in Federal District Court in Fresno, California sided with America’s ethanol industry in ruling that the State of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is unconstitutional.  Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill agreed with the arguments that the LCFS is in violation of the Commerce Clause the U.S. Constitution. In …

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Lorain County 4-H saved

By Matt Reese There will be Extension for another year in Lorain County thanks to some financial support from less-than-conventional sources. A county probate judge decided to allocate $55,400 of the revenue from the sale of the former Green Acres orphanage to help fund the program. The donor of the …

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Lessons from “A Christmas Carol”

By Tim Reeves, the Country Chaplain Okay, let me ask, have you pulled out the video or DVD of “A Christmas Carol” yet and watched it with your family? Charles Dickens’ immortal Christmas classic celebrates its 168th birthday this year. It’s hard to believe it’s that old! Written in 1843, …

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Lessons from "A Christmas Carol"

By Tim Reeves, the Country Chaplain Okay, let me ask, have you pulled out the video or DVD of “A Christmas Carol” yet and watched it with your family? Charles Dickens’ immortal Christmas classic celebrates its 168th birthday this year. It’s hard to believe it’s that old! Written in 1843, …

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Ohio State researching ash tree resistance to EAB

The native North American ash tree’s future rests in the ability of researchers to create a new variety with the right genetic traits to withstand its greatest nemesis: the emerald ash borer (EAB).

Scientists with Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have received a three-year, $1.4 million grant to continue their groundbreaking work toward …

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Ohio keeps adding to rainfall records set in 2011

  It just keeps raining and Ohio is saturated. Two of the three official Ohio climate stations used by the National Weather Service in Wilmington have set all time records for rainfall. Here is the chart of highest yearly precipitation values at the three official climate stations as of Dec. …

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Shale may boost economy less than thought

A recent industry-funded study estimating that development of shale natural gas and oil could create or support 200,000 jobs in Ohio greatly overestimates the economic impact of the industry, according to a new Ohio State University analysis. Furthermore, the researchers say, focusing on jobs rather than other factors related to …

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