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By Mary Louise Ruehr Published: March 15, 2013 4:00 AM

William Ruehr sits in his greenhouse, getting seedlings ready for planting in 1949. The seedlings were prepared in the early spring, protected from frosty weather by the glassed-in shelter and a small wood stove. Bill and Elta Ruehr owned a truck farm in Shalersville, where they grew celery and a dozen other vegetables in the fertile black muckland and then drove most of their crop to a farmers' market in Warren. The Ruehrs, now deceased, operated the farm until the 1960s.

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