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Strip-tilled fared better when droughts hits, starts early

March 7, 2013

During Wednesday’s presentations at the 21st annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, a Purdue University professor addressed farmers on improving drought tolerance for crops.

Tony Vyn, who specializes in agronomy at Purdue University, along with a group of other researchers, conducts  research on developing drought-resistant crops in the United States.

Brown unveils 3-point plan

March 7, 2013

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says his three-point prescription drug reform plan should save lives and money.

During a media teleconference, Brown outlined Wednesday his health reform bill to lower prescription drug costs for consumers, especially for senior citizens on government health insurance — and by doing lowering drug costs it should also reduce the federal deficit because the government would be able to pay less for needed medications.

Four new troopers join post

March 7, 2013

Four new troopers are joining the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP).

The troopers are to take the places of other new troopers who joined the post late last year, as they have gotten assignments closer to their  homes, Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said.

The local post is expecting to gain a fifth new trooper from the next graduating class in April, to replace another trooper leaving in September. The four other troopers are scheduled to leave at the end of May.

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