Strong Winter Storm System to Impact the Ohio Valley Today and Tonight
A strong storm system will push into the Ohio Valley today spreading precipitation across the area this morning. Rain is expected to begin early across southern Ohio and northern Kentucky with a wintery mix north of I-70
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...Mercer, Auglaize and Hardin Counties. * WHEN...Until 4 AM EST Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Sustainable ag tour
Photo by Nancy Allen/The Daily Standard

Mercer County OSU Extension educator Jim Hoorman and economic development director Jared Ebbing talk to 16 state Extension educators who visited Grand Lake on Tuesday to learn about the lake's water quality issues and its connection to livestock. The group is participating in the USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. They also visited a Darke County hog and beef cattle farm; the Inn at Versailles, which uses homegrown organic produce; and the Jeff Rasawehr farm near Celina, which uses cover crops and no till. Participants were from New Mexico, North Carolina, Idaho, New York, Florida, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Colorado.

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