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Ohio crop summary for 2022

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released the following Ohio Annual Crop Summary for 2022:

Corn and soybean yields in Ohio in 2022 were both down from record highs set in 2021. Ohio’s 2022 average corn  yield was 187 bushels per acre, down 6 bushels from 2021. Growers harvested 3.18 million acres for grain, down 5  percent from 2021. Total production of corn for grain was 595 million bushels, down 8 percent from 2021.

Ohio’s average soybean yield for 2022 was 55.5 bushels  per acre, down 1.5 bushels from 2021. Growers harvested  5.08 million acres, up 4 percent from 2021. Production, at  282 million bushels, was up 1 percent from 2021. 

Stay tuned for spelling bee drama

With support from a cheering crowd of classmates, ten spellers in grades 4-8 created a dramatic competition at the January 20 spelling bee at Ada Schools. Stay tuned for our photo story and the words that created a champion.

ONU professor launches human rights project with global scope

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Collaborative project to create searchable human rights database

Ohio Northern University law professor Jean-Marie Kamatali narrowly escaped death in the Rwandan genocide when he was a young attorney nearly 30 years ago. The horror and pain of what he and his family, friends and neighbors witnessed has haunted him ever since, compelling him to dedicate his academic career to furthering rule of law and human rights across the globe.

44th OEFFA sustainable food and farm conference

Cultivating a diverse regenerative agricultural movement and shaping a more current and equitable farm bill will be the respective focal points of keynote addresses by Mohawk seedkeeper Rowen White and agronomist Ricardo Salvador at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 44th annual conference, Germinate, Regenerate, Agitate.

OEFFA’s 44th annual conference features more than 50 educational workshops, an exhibit hall, full-day Food and Farm School classes, locally-sourced meals, and much more. 

Weekend Doctor: Winter pain management

By Andrius Giedraitis, MD
Blanchard Valley Pain Management

We are all well-accustomed to the trials of Ohio winters – cold mornings, snowy roads and early sunsets. Another common aspect of these winters is the propensity to develop exacerbations of chronic pain ailments. Knees and hips become achier, walking becomes more difficult and sleep becomes less restful. Many of these issues are a reflection of the colder temperatures and changes in barometric pressure, which can affect your neck, low back, shoulders, hips and

Sometimes resting at home and applying a heating pad to the painful area can bring enough relief; at other times, over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol or ibuprofen, are needed to help alleviate these symptoms. Physical therapy, stretching and home exercises can also often improve one’s overall well-being and functionality.

Bethany J. Riblet was a homemaker

Bethany J. Riblet, age 74, of Ada, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 17, 1948, to the late Kenneth and Blanche Elizabeth (Kriner) Miller. On June 8, 1968, Bethany married Loren E. Riblet, who preceded her in death on November 29, 2021.