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2018 Top Stories

Top stories of 2018

Our web site keeps track of the stories that generate the most interest and at the end of the year we like to review the top stories to gain insight into how to better serve readers of our web and print content and our radio listeners. Plus, it is always …

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Top videos of 2018

Ty Higgins had the top video of the year with his “I just want to plant” (a #plant18 parody song) that laments the delayed 2018 planting season and looooong winter. Joel Penhorwood had the second most popular video when he highlighted the Metzger family of Shelby who had some fun …

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Top stories of 2018: No. 1

Update on Miami Valley Feed and Grain spill cleanup efforts Late one Sunday night Sam Sutherly got a catastrophic phone call he never wanted. “When I got the phone call I just said, ‘Oh that’s nice.’ I turned to my wife and said, ‘I really don’t want to go.’” The …

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Top stories of 2018: No. 2

Wayne County Fair evacuates: Livestock heads to Richland County The deluge of water for much of Ohio in 2018 showed up in full force for the Wayne County Fair that had to be evacuated due to rising flood concerns. Fortunately the surrounding community stepped up to help and the exhibitors …

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Top stories of 2018: No. 3

Rut of a different nature Few harvests around Ohio were mud-free in 2018. In what was a very wet year in general for the state, the harvest season continued the trend. This left no shortage of ruts, stuck equipment and frustrated farmers and the wet weather pushed harvest very late …

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Top stories of 2018: No. 6

Two fires, a Fayette County hog farm and the beloved Darke County Fair hog barn were lost this year Two of the year’s top stories involve unfortunate hog barn fires — a commercial facility in Fayette County and a revered old building at the Darke County Fair. Approximately 5,000 hogs …

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Top stories of 2018: No. 5

  Logan County family finds hole in farm field 40 feet deep A Logan County family made an interesting discovery in one of their farm fields this spring in preparation for planting. Lucas Yoesting, 15, was riding his dirt bike on his family’s rural-Zanesfield property when he noticed a large …

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Top stories of 2018: No. 8

Director Daniels reflects on service to Ohio agriculture after his last day on the job It is no secret that Ohio agriculture and the Kasich Administration were at odds leading up to the governor signing an executive order to implement increased farm regulations in targeted watersheds by declaring them distressed. …

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