LIMA — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, spoke with a group of small-business owners representing roughly 650 Lima-area employees about health care reform and other federal issues during an NFIB meeting Monday.
MANSFIELD, Ohio - The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program is holding a four-part seminar series for growers, gardeners, landscapers, homeowners and others on invasive species, the problems they cause and how to deal with them.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Today's large-acreage farmers can't be everywhere at once on their sprawling operations, but a farm family featured in this year's Purdue Extension Farm Management Tour comes close.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Those interested in learning more about how sustainable agriculture in Ohio works will have several opportunities as Ohio State University's Sustainable Agriculture Team hosts seven tours this summer.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Extension's Indiana Beef Evaluation Program received its 10,000th bull during this year's summer test - the station's 72nd test since the program's inception in 1976.
LIMA — The Ohio Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Center had a chance this week to return the favor of hosting.
LOS ANGELES — Robert Greenberg got tired of hearing from senior engineers that it wasn't possible to build his product idea: a bionic eye that gives sight to the blind.
When states, including Ohio, deregulated the utility industry, competition among utility companies skyrocketed as each scrambled for new territory and profit opportunities. Some of the marketing techniques used by certain utility brokers have come into question and raised the ire of consumers. It is in this environment that scammers have sneaked in to take advantage of people's confusion over who should be their utility company, how much it will cost and who pays the bill.
LIMA — Anheuser-Busch has purchased Lima’s C&G Distributing Co. Inc., the two companies announced Friday.
Soybeans Shoot Higher
LEIPSIC — Pro-Tec Coating Co. celebrated the opening of a new $400 million line Monday that will add 500,000 tons of capacity for high-strength, lighter-weight steel.
GIBSON CITY, Ill. — Mike Harroun sat in the ticket booth of his Harvest Moon Twin Drive In Theatre collecting admissions, well aware of the inevitable. He couldn’t afford the $160,000 needed to convert his film projectors to digital. He’d have to close the quirky wind-powered theater with the 1940s carousel, a regional landmark he and his sons had run for nearly a quarter-century.
BLUFFTON — After several years of antiquing, Judy Bronson has outgrown her previous spot and is now in a new building with a new business name.
WOOSTER, Ohio - Patented technology developed at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has led to the creation of a startup company for the production of diagnostic tools and vaccines to combat poultry and livestock diseases.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Producers need to make burndown applications on winter annual weeds quickly once weather conditions allow them to get into fields, two Purdue Extensions weed specialists say.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Growers and landowners can learn how to develop a Conservation Reserve Program plan and how to manage CRP contracts during workshops June 12 and 13 offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service's Readiness Initiative.
MANSFIELD, Ohio - Curious about Ohio's top 10 landscape trees? Want to learn how to keep deer from eating your plants? Or learn how to fight kudzu, keep honeybees, make maple syrup, identify mushrooms, attract pollinators, and know the difference between sensible and senseless pruning?
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Indiana farmers getting a little break from frequent rains seized an opportunity in the first week of May to work in their fields at a time when they were weeks behind in planting.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Livestock producers can learn about incorporating management-intensive grazing programs on their farms at a Purdue Extension conference June 7-8 in southern Indiana.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Extra nitrogen left in the soil after drought reduced corn yields last year has likely been lost with excess soil moisture in the winter and spring, a Purdue Extension agronomist says.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - When a tree falls - is felled - in a forest in Ohio, it supports a $22-billion-a-year industry and more than 100,000 jobs. And is replaced by more than two trees worth of new growth.
Coffee Prices Buzz Higher
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The professional Master in Plant Health Management degree, developed by Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, has become the first graduate program at the university to achieve affiliation in the National Professional Science Master's Association.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - There's a new, better way to dig a ditch - one that's good for both farming and the environment - and it sprang from the mind of an Ohio State University scientist.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Although finished-cattle prices that were expected to increase this year for producers remained low in the first quarter, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt said increases could be on the horizon.
Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services0WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Farmers and others involved in no-till production for corn and soybeans can learn more about possible problems in this type of conservation system at an annual workshop May 23.
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Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services0WOOSTER, Ohio - Ohio State University entomologists are trying to determine how many "homegrown" versus exotic lady beetles are in Ohio and they are asking the state's farmers, gardeners and homeowners for help.
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LIMA — Husky Energy reported net earnings Tuesday of $535 million for the first quarter, compared with $591 million in the first quarter of 2012.
LIMA — Value-conscious shoppers. Those going green, thinking of upcyling and recyling. Looking for home decor with character and history.
LIMA — The pickup has picked up.
LIMA - Lock Sixteen Steakhouse will soon open a new restaurant at Lost Creek Country Club, in Bath Township.
Chilly Temps Chase Wheat Higher
LIMA — Starting with a 35-year-old building and reconstructing it into 21st Century, customer-friendly state-of-the-art space isn’t easy or quick.
LIMA — These businesses aren’t just by women, they’re for women.
EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
LIMA — Three area businesses — Ford Motor Co., Tom Ahl Chrysler and Tracy’s Appliances — have received Energy Efficiency Champion Awards from AEP Ohio.
BLUFFTON — A founding member of the village’s business incubator, Dick McGarrity thought he should take the matter into his own hands and create some jobs.
Spring Fever Helps Beef Demand
WOOSTER, Ohio - Now is the time for growers in southern and central Ohio to start scouting for alfalfa weevil. Northern Ohio field crop growers should prepare to start scouting for the pest by next week, said an entomologist with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Hog producers should return to profitability this spring because of lower feed prices, although delayed planting could still change that, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The two competing margin insurance programs being debated as part of the dairy subtitle of the 2013 Farm Bill both offer pros and cons for dairy farmers, based on the individual farm characteristics, according to a pair of Ohio State University agricultural economists.
Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services0WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Monitoring condition in gestational and lactating cows is extremely important for successful reproduction, Purdue Extension beef specialist Ron Lemenager says.
LIMA - The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium will offer its basic manufacturing pathway class from May 6 to May 22 at Rhodes State College. The 40-hour class will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
LIMA — If someone asked you to put together a list of places where car buyers are most interested in hybrids, surely your list would include the likes of San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and ... Lima, right?
LIMA — West central Ohio continues to lead the way in low unemployment rates in the state.
DELPHOS — Family furniture store owners are battling box stores and furniture in a box.