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This second week of early winter brings to a close the Season of Bittersweet Shedding and the Corn and Soybean Harvest Season. Leafdrop Season is complete for almost every tree. In the garden, Strawberry Mulching Season complements Herb Transplanting Season, the time to transfer oregano, rosemary, parsley, thyme and sage to indoor pots.

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Ohio officials have ordered that all deer at a private hunting preserve in Holmes County be killed because the owner didn't follow quarantine rules after one tested positive for a rare disease.

It was the first time chronic wasting disease was found in Ohio. No cases have been found in wild deer in the state, but officials are taking extra precautions during the ongoing gun hunting season for deer to ensure the disease doesn't spread.

Winning photo from TLT's 2014 sunflower picture contest.
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In celebration of Tecumseh Land Trust’s upcoming 25th anniversary, the regional land preservation organization and WYSO 91.3 FM radio are co-sponsoring an essay contest for area writers to reflect on the meaning of “living on the land.”  To find out more about the contest and a series of workshops coming up, we spoke with Ed Davis - a member of the board of trustees with the land trust.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 12, 2013 including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney wraps up the week's election results

- Rep. Turner Cosponsors Bill Aimed At Military Sexual Assault, by Emily McCord

- Wittenberg President Laurie Joyner Trying to Steer University Through Tough Times, by Wayne Baker

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 17, 2013 including the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney reports on reaction from local Catholics about the announcement of the new pope.

-Emily McCord reports on new efforts from Senator Sherrod Brown to speed up short sales of foreclosed homes.

-Jerry Kenney reports on the cancelation of the Freedom's Call Tattoo due to sequestration cuts.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 9, 2012 including the following episodes:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Murray Horwitz about his role in Hanukkah Lights, a special program airing on Sunday, December 9th at 6 and 11pm.

- An excerpt of Juliet Fromholt's interview with members of the production of Nativity the Pop Opera.

- Poor Will's Almanack: December 4 - 10, 2012

New Ohio Guide: Minerals, Mining, and Reclamation

May 27, 2012

This part of Meigs County has seen over 150 years of extractive industries. Scars that are - just now - beginning to heal. Some Meigs county residents are looking at more sustainable ways to use the land. One of them is Paul Strauss

Over 40 years ago he left New York City and bought 80 acres near the Meigs County town of Rutland.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 20, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Nick Degrassio, a math teacher at Northmont High School, who was first runner up in Heroic Teacher Press' Teacher of the Year award.

-New Ohio Guide: Akron Rubber Industry

-The latest installment of the SOCHE Talks: A River Leadership Curriculum

Tom Gallant was inspired to write his novel "The Lord God Bird" after he heard about the reported sighting of an Ivory Billed Woodpecker several years ago in an Arkansas forest. Since this majestic species of woodpecker has been presumed to be extinct this news thrilled many bird lovers.  Unfortunately, it probably wasn't an Ivory Bill and the birds are likely to be gone forever now.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 8, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney previews the Muse Machine's upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz

-Poor Will's Almanack: January 3 - 9, 2012, by Bill Felker

-This week's PoliticsOhio: New Redistricting Map Shakes Things Up In The Miami Valley, by Emily McCord

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