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Pruning time is here. The best time to prune small fruit is while it’s cold and the plants aren’t growing. Pruning is one of the more important practices that needs to be carried out in all fruit planting. It’s difficult to be motivated to prune this time of year. It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s inconvenient. But the payoff in the summer is worth the effort. When properly done, pruning has many advantages. When trees and vines begin fruiting, annual pruning is essential to renew fruiting wood and to adjust crop-load. With time, fruit wood may lose its ability to have fruit and/or large size fruit. Removal of some of this older fruit wood will stimulate the development of new, healthy wood that will have fruit buds in the coming years. A healthy, mature fruit tree will generally set more fruit buds than is needed for a full crop. If trees are allowed to overbear, fruit size will decrease, limb breakage may result due to the excess weight, and certain varieties, especially in apples, may go into an alternate bearing cycle. Since fruit buds are formed in most crops the summer of the year prior for the appearance of the fruit, pruning may be regarded as a fruit-thinning operation. While pruning will generally not eliminate the need for thinning the crop following fruit set, it will reduce fruiting stress enough to allow for better early growth of the plant and the crop than would otherwise be seen. Pruning can be considered as a pest-control operation. Good pruning practices result in increased light penetration

throughout the canopy of the plant. Light may also be regarded as a natural pesticide. Areas receiving adequate sunlight may be less prone to certain diseases. Along with improved sunlight penetration comes better air circulation and spray penetration throughout the canopy of the plant. Together, these factors should facilitate good pest control. Conscientious pruning involves removal of diseased wood which may harbor problems for the coming growing season. This is the second way in which pruning may be regarded as a pest control operation. Winter has always been considered the best time to prune fruit crops. See PRUNING, Page 3R

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If trees are allowed to overbear, fruit

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size will decrease, limb breakage


generally set more fruit buds than is needed for a full crop.


may result due to the excess weight, and certain varieties, especially in apples, may go into an alternate bearing cycle.

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For many of the benefits outlined, this time period is preferred. Late winter is better than early winter. Since removal of diseased wood is a primary consideration, pruning should be done before

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Face it, your oven is filthy — but there’s no need to be ashamed. It seems like every time you use it some new spill or stain forms and slowly bakes into that once-pristine enameled surface. Luckily, most ovens include selfcleaning modes that can wipe away all that sticky grease and crusty residue. Even manual cleaning can be made easier with proper maintenance and the right cleaning products. So are you ready to say goodbye to all that grime? First you need to take stock of your options. Not all ovens are alike, so be sure to check your owner’s manual to see what kinds of self-cleaning settings are available to you, as well as what the manufacturer recommends. With that in mind, here’s the lowdown on the three most popular ways to

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clean an oven. 1. Use self-clean—but only if you can open every window in the house. Aside from luxury ovens, pyrolytic cleaning is the most common type of self-clean function, and also probably the easiest. Pyrolytic cleaning raises the oven temperature to a blistering degree — usually between 900 and 1,000 degrees. The cycle lasts a few hours and reduces all that grime to ash, which can be easily wiped away once the oven cools. While there’s some variation between ovens, you’ll want to remove the oven racks and wipe out any crumbs before running the cycle. Make sure you won’t need to cook anything for at least a few hours, as the cleaning mode will lock your oven and render it unusable for the whole period. When the cycle is over, you’ll be able to wipe away the remaining debris with a damp cloth. (Just wait until the cavity cools

down!) Pyrolytic self-cleaning tends to be the least labor-intensive, as it handles both small and large messes fairly well, and unlike manual cleaning it doesn’t require the use of nasty chemicals. However, there is one big downside: Your house will smell terrible for a few hours, as the high heat will create fumes from all the grease and debris in your oven cooking off. Get out your box fans, open your windows, and run your exhaust fan. Just don’t leave your house with your oven turned to such a high temperature. Seriously. Don’t do it. It also tends to release fumes that can be toxic to birds, so move your pet parakeet to another part of the house during the cleaning process. 2. Give your oven a steam bath. Not every oven will have this, but

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some self-clean modes use the power of steam to clean the oven—often alongside a pyrolytic option. These ovens are coated in an enamel that releases grime when it encounters steam and low heat, allowing you to easily wipe it away when the cycle finishes. The steam clean option tends to work much faster than pyrolytic cleaning (one cycle usually takes under an hour). Furthermore, it doesn’t require nearly as much heat or energy, and it doesn’t give off any nasty fumes. That said, the clean isn’t as thorough or effective. If your oven has both pyrolytic and steam self-clean cycles, you may want to run the steam clean on a more routine basis. This will limit the need for the pyrolytic mode, which is more appropriate for big messy stains. 3. Don’t forget good old-fashioned elbow grease. Not all ovens offer selfclean options, and not everyone likes to use them. For whatever reason, if you find yourself relying on your own two hands to make that oven sparkle, we have some cleaning recommendations. It’s a good idea to first remove your oven racks and wash them according to

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the manufacturer’s instructions. Soaking the racks in a sink full of warm water mixed with a few drops of dishwashing soap can help loosen some of that grime, which can then be scrubbed and rinsed away. There are a lot of harsh chemicals designed to remove all sorts of burnt scum from your oven cavity. If you have a mind to avoid them, heed this tip from

wikiHow: Place 4 tablespoons of baking soda in a 1-liter spray bottle, then fill the rest of the bottle with water. Spray the oven cavity with a focus on the dirtiest areas. Wait at least one hour, then use a scraper to chip away at the worst parts. Spray again and wait another hour. Scrub with a rough sponge, then wipe the oven down with a solution of one part water, one part vinegar. If your oven still

isn’t clean, it may be time to try harsher chemical oven cleaners. You may also want to try a manual steam clean method to loosen caked-on filth prior to scrubbing. eHow suggests filling an ovenproof dish with one part water, one part vinegar, and placing the dish inside the oven cavity. Set the oven to 250 degrees and let it sit for 30 minutes. Afterwards, turn the oven off, remove the dish, and scrub with a sponge. 4. In the future, avoid the mess altogether. Of course, the best way to avoid a filthy oven is to not make a mess in the first place. That’s probably not a realistic goal—but it may help to place a cookie sheet or swath of foil under your food to catch any splatters and spills. Just know that placing extra sheets of metal may affect how your oven cooks, creating hot spots that may be a big problem for certain dishes and baked goods. Also be sure to clean up individual messes as quickly as possible. It’ll be easier to avoid stubborn stains when they haven’t been baking in your oven for a year! This is especially true of the glass, which can be far more tricky to clean than the inside. Oven maintenance will never be barrels of fun, but it can keep any cleanliness issues from spiraling out of control, and it can cut down on the amount of elbow grease you’ll need to use.

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1. Painted cabinetry Paint is the most popular finish for cabinets, and lightly stained wood is upand-coming. Flat front cabinets are currently beating out framed (Shaker-style) doors by a small margin, and they look especially good in very modern kitch-

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Want a new kitchen that makes you happy? According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), keep it “clean, minimalist, and modern, with a touch of luxury.” That sounds great, but where do you start? First, consider the scope of renovation. If this is your forever home, you can pretty much do whatever you want, depending on your budget. But if you’re planning to sell anytime in the future, a modest renovation will pay off more than a large-scale remodel. So forget about changing the layout—just focus on these trends to update. Then, figure out the look you want. The NKBA says that Farmhouse, Transitional, and Contemporary styles are leading the pack. Pick a style that complements the rest of your house, or your kitchen will look like it belongs someplace else. Farmhouse doesn’t have to have shiplap on the walls (Sorry, Chip and Jo!), but

it can include sliding barn doors, apron sinks, and wood beams. Transitional offers a mix of past and present. Both fresh and classic, often with black and white as the main colors, a transitional kitchen may have quartz countertops, a stainless sink, and hardwood flooring. Contemporary is sleek and streamlined, with clean lines. This style can have open shelving or flat panel cabinet doors, and contemporary kitchens may also include smart home technology. No matter what style of kitchen you’re going for, these are the big design trends you’ll want to include.





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ens. If you’re using different colors for the upper and the lower cabinets or island, no matter what the style, the darker color always goes on the bottom. A kitchen with all dark cabinetry looks best when there’s plenty of natural light.

2. Quartz countertops Quartz is an engineered stone that is now more popular than granite. Because it’s not porous, quartz is low maintenance, and extremely durable. You can buy it in many colors, but you’ll do better if you stick to a neutral that matches your kitchen’s other finishes. Quartz is definitely a luxury item that costs more than natural stone. But, those aren’t the only countertop choices. Keep an open mind: laminates cost a lot less than any kind of stone, and some of the newer ones look just like the real thing.

3. Subway tile backsplashes Tile is the popular backsplash choice, whether you prefer ce-

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ramic or porcelain. Choose a tile color that relates to your counter and cabinets. Subway tile is a reliable choice in any style of kitchen, and it comes in a wide range of colors, sizes and materials to fit any kitchen.

4. Blue-gray everywhere White and gray dominate the kitchen color palette. Zillow, the real estate listing site, did a paint color analysis last year that concluded that homes with pale gray-

blue kitchens actually sold for an average of $1,800 more than other homes. No question: cool neutrals are the way to go— for now. But, seriously, paint is easy to change up, so feel free to choose a color you love for your new kitchen.

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You know what game I never want to play? Find that smell. It never ends well, especially when the smell is coming from your fridge. I’ve spent years working in an appliance lab, and I’ve seen some fridge disasters in my day. However, every disaster that came my way became an opportunity to test out a new solution.

The stink of microbes The long and short answer is that bacteria and molds cause the foul odors coming from your fridge. These menacing microbes thrive in areas that have moisture. That moisture can come from spilled food, condensation from the fridge, and humidity from the outside. Once moisture gets in, microbes will start to multiply, taking over any space they can get a foothold. When they reach a critical mass, you can start to detect their presence via their smell. Now you know what causes odors in your fridge, and knowing is half the battle – but not the whole thing.

How to get rid of the smell Let’s start with the simplest things to do work our way down to the most labor intensive. We’ll begin with something as easy as a flick of your wrist. Step 1: Lower the temperature Sometimes just lowering your fridge’s temperature will get rid of odors. Turning down the temperature is probably simplest solution. Optimally, your fridge should be between 35 and 37 degrees. If you live in a

very humid place, the recommended settings might not be enough to stave off the build up of moisture. If you don’t have a thermometer in your fridge, you can pick up a decent one on Amazon for under $10. Step 2: Check the door first, then elsewhere When looking for spoiled food, check the stuff on the door first. As common sense as it may be, people tend to forget that food on the door spoils fastest. So even though the expiration date might be weeks away, milk, eggs, and other foodstuffs may already be a feast for germs. After the door, work your way to the back of the fridge, sniffing and peeking at all your past purchases. Step 3: Get some chemical assistance Silica mats can help absorb excess moisture from produce. Silica mats can keep odors away by preventing premature produce rot. They’re inexpensive (under $15 on Amazon) and fit inside your crisper drawer. You can also try placing a dish of something odor absorbent on a shelf. Baking soda is probably the most popular, however coffee grounds and charcoal can be used too. If even this does not work, then it’s time to attack the source. Step 4: The deep clean Where plastic meets glass is where moisture and grime collect. Much of the time, the solution may come down to a little elbow grease. If your fridge still smells after steps 1-3, it’s time to start clearing out the fridge. Get a cooler, stuff all your food in it with some ice, and get cleaning. Lots of fridges these days have spill-proof shelves. While they keep small spills from becoming big messes, where the glass meets the plastic is the perfect place for odor-causing bacteria to hide. With your disinfectant of choice, I’d start going at these areas first.

A.C. (After Cleaning) If even after cleaning, the smell persists, then it may be time to make that dreaded service call. The bad smell could be coming from the drip pan underneath the fridge. Sometimes a damaged or used up water filter can emit odors. It could even be a buildup inside the fridge’s drainage system. Either way, you should find out if it’s something major.


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tures or brass hardware on the cabinets.

6. Black stainless appliances Black stainless steel is the latest appliance color trend for all kitchens. Though the high-end look of black stainless can really elevate your kitchen, each brand’s take on the finish is different, meaning it’s hard to mix and match. If you do choose black stainless appliances, coordinate them with other elements in your kitchen — a countertop in black or gray, or black lower cabinets, for example.

7. Smart devices Planning to keep technology in the kitchen? That’s practical. Amazon Echo and Alexa are completely at home in a kitchen, helping you with recipes and meal prep, and controlling your appliances. And the best part: you don’t need to renovate your kitchen to get the benefits.

LICKING COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS The first name(s) listed is the seller and the second name(s) listed is the buyer. Bowling Green Township » 10771 Mt Hope Rd, Stauffer Transportation Co Inc, Mason Matthew, 2/8/2018, $119,000 Reynoldsburg

» 2551 Summit Rd, Farber Gerald D and Jane M, Rice Arterra Renee, 2/9/2018, $165,900 Licking Township » 11441 Jacksontown Rd, Roberts Christine J, Wilson Brian L, 2/9/2018, $225,000 Liberty Township

» 8820 Kingsley Dr, Dewees David E and Vicki S, Poland Jordan T and Stephanie, 2/5/2018, $217,500 Harrison Township » 115 Woolard Park Dr SW, Westport Homes Inc, Hudson Carl L and Battle-Hudson Margaret T, 2/7/2018, $300,248 » 351 Cherokee Trl, Kamppi Josiah M and Anna M, Kostyak Neal S and Amanda M, 2/8/2018, $182,000 Etna Township » 180 Copland Dr, Pulte Homes of Ohio LLC, Adhikari Tek and Sharma-Adhikari Leela, 2/5/2018, $272,249 » 152 Stirling Way, Perdew Laura R, Doles Mark A and Nicole A, 2/7/2018, $250,000 » 1199 Pike St, Estep Sarah E and Kuhn Jacob F, Moore Kimberly A, 2/7/2018, $189,500 » 136 Pebble Creek Dr, Campbell Mary G Trustee, Koch Arthur W III and Beverly A, 2/5/2018, $174,900

» 8270 Windy Hollow Rd, Franks Thomas J and Jacquelyn S, Vanlandingham Stanly P Jr and Tamyra J, 2/7/2018, $500,000 Johnstown » 616 Concord Village Cir, Peters Susan A, Weant James K and Peggy L, 2/6/2018, $204,900 Monroe Township » 9122 Sportsman Club Rd, Cook Robert A and Lucy A, Murphy Richard and Courtney L, 2/7/2018, $238,000 St Louisville » 267 Moreland St, Hollis Bryan, Davis Angela Lea, 2/7/2018, $73,500 Union Township » 4813 Granview Rd, Struthers Wood C and Holly W, Keller Jason A and Megan M, 2/8/2018, $410,000

Granville » 101 Bedwen Bach Ln, Miller Matthew R and Alison M, Dyett Christopher Donald and Mann Kara Lynn, 2/7/2018, $445,000

Heath » 744 Windsor Ln, Marinik Barbara J, Vansickle Christopher D and Amanda D, 2/5/2018, $135,000

Jersey Township

» 1828 Bradford Cir, Bortle Chad Michael and Kristen M, Timbrook Christopher K and Tracy, 2/8/2018, $372,000 » 553 Mt Vernon Rd, Roth Mark E, Schwartz Savannah R, 2/6/2018, $195,000 » Jefferson Rd, Roth Mark E, Schwartz Savannah R, 2/6/2018, $195,000 » 522 Derby Downs Rd, Constantinescu Monya A, Kaufman Christina, 2/7/2018, $148,900 » 116 Stonington Pl, Thomas Robert E and Mary Ellen, Nincehelser John D, 2/5/2018, $145,000 » 536 Hemlock Pl, Gosney Jeffrey Trustee, White Eric H, 2/7/2018, $145,000 » 1005 Lawnview Ave, Schoedinger J Randall, Mehl Alicia N, 2/7/2018, $131,000 » 67 Ramona Ave, Mckay David and Vicktoria, Boley Trent, 2/9/2018, $107,900 » 317 Belle Vista Ave, Tackett Terry and Moran David, Beck Katalin Shey, 2/7/2018, $97,500 » 565 Maple Ave, Hawkins Tara B, Staggers Trenton, 2/5/2018, $95,500 » 193 Rugg Ave, Goldsberry Thomas C, Lang Brian, 2/5/2018, $91,225 » 727 Meadow Dr, Morrison Susan L, Grove Lana and Robin E Et Al, 2/5/2018, $86,500 » 246 Eddy St, Wheeler Lisa D, Miller Johnathan W Trustee, 2/7/2018, $14,000 » 13 Arrow St, Haines Larry W, Scottco Investment Company, 2/5/2018, $1,100 Pataskala » 1025 Oxford Dr N, Duhl Seth D and Katelyn M, Croasmun Ariel and Pinson William, 2/9/2018, $235,000 » 263 Isaac Tharp St, Dodge Np Jr Trustee, Mitchell Gregory W and Katie M, 2/8/2018, $235,000

Newark Patrick Guanciale 740.258.3283 Andrew P. Guanciale 740.403.6444 Brittany N Freas 614.561.4437 W G NE TIN S LI


North Newark - Two story w/ nice deep lot! 3 beds, 1 and ½ bathrooms, hardwood floors, replacement windows, 3 season front porch, full basement, 2 car detached garage. $106,500

KING THOMPSON Independently Owned And Operated By NRT Incorporated.


Northwest Newark - Beautifully maintained home on cul-de-sac lot offering extra privacy. Formal & informal entertaining areas. High quality finishes throughout. Main level laundry room, vaulted ceiling Owner’s suite includes a large loft area. Full unfinished basement with poured concrete walls. Large deck, covered front porch. $285,500

Newark - LV area, .5 acre hilltop lot for extra privacy. Completely remodeled w/updated floor coverings, furnace, kitchen w/ large amount of cabinet space & SS appliances. Family room w/ wood burning stove, 2 remodeled baths. Deck, play set/fort and more. $139,900

Hebron - Spacious 4 level split located in Harbor Hills, ample living space & room to entertain. 1st floor laundry, Owner’s suite w/huge walk-in closet, 4 car attached garage great for that collector car or workshop! 4 season room w/panoramic views, rear deck & patio, easy access to private boat dock on Maple Bay! $519,000

Pickerington - Nice home located Heath - Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 and ½ bath condo located at The Villages in Preston Trails offering 3 beds, 2 ½ of River Oaks. Open concept, gas log fireplace, 2 car attached garage, baths, living room & family, room, walk in closets, 1st floor laundry, 2nd loft, 2nd floor laundry, and fire place level bedroom could also be bonus living room great for entertaining! to stay cozy. $239,900 $229,000

Saint Louisville - 9.6 acres residential, mini-farm/commercial use. Ranch style home w/updates offering great room & home office w/separate entrance. Private patio, large covered front porch. Large storage room for work shop or additional space w/double utility doors to side of home. $179,900

South Newark - Great opportunity to own a 3 bed, 1 bath ranch style home. Over-sized 1 car garage, covered front & rear patios. First floor laundry. Great starter home or for buyer looking to downsize. $79,900


Heath-River Oaks Subdivision - Restricted home sites w/city water & sewer. Convenient to SR 16, SR 79 & 1-70. Great location for the commuter. Total of 40 lots available in subdivision. Prices vary.

North Newark - Planter Ridge The Village at Morgan Woods - Quiet cul-de-sac offering wooded building lots, all city utilities & Subdivision - Several single-family pleasant surroundings. Many custom-built homes in subdivision restricted home sites w/electric, meeting or above developer’s design standards. Builder discount available on multiple lot purchases. water & sewer available. Prices vary. Prices vary.

Alexandria - Approximately 37.5 acres, 32 acres tillable, & 5 acres wooded. Small Stream, multiple buildings w/multiple uses, 3 hog barns, grain silos & large barn. Located between York Road and Outville Roads. $412,500

14 Stone House C t, Newar k 16 506 Flint Ridge Rd, Newar k 281 Central Ave, Newar k 1210 Hillview Cir, Heath Call the Guanciale Group today for fast & proven ser vice!

Heath - Equestrian Facility w/a total of 35.74 acres(10-15 acres wooded & 8-9 acres farmland), 166’ x 60’ new barn addition w/tack room, 2 wash bays, 8 stalls, 130’ x 60’ mirrored indoor arena, lighted outdoor arena, 66’ covered round.

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