Take precautions to avoid bedbugs

We are all interested in mosquitoes with the arrival of the Zika virus. However, there are other insect pests that we still need to be vigilant about in our area. Bedbugs continue to be a problem in Ohio. I cannot stress enough that...

475 miles of streets in Findlay

Q: How many miles of streets and alleys are there in Findlay? What do they repave each year? — Mark Donaldson, Findlay. A: The city has 475 lane-miles of road and 46 miles of improved alleys. The mileage repaved annually depends...

Quality bird feeding requires precautions

Relaxing on the back porch, I was enjoying watching goldfinches flitting back and forth as they nibbled thistle seed. Their only competition were hummingbirds sipping homemade nectar from a feeder, oblivious to their yellow-tuxedoed...

Meeting will focus on CAUV

Farmers, like the general public, do not want to pay any more tax than necessary. Since land is an important part of the farm enterprise, they are most concerned about property assessments. The state of Ohio recognizes that agriculture...

How did ‘Mayday’ originate?

Q: We refer to May 1 as May Day, but the warning signal on the high seas has a different connotation: “Mayday! Mayday!” How did this alarm come to be? — Dick Blake, Findlay. A: If an airplane or ship is in imminent...

Oh deer! North Carolina hunter bags a whopper

“If you’re going to make it a habit of lying, then you better have a perfect memory.” That’s advice a young man from Elkin, North Carolina, should have followed. Nick Davis said that he killed a trophy-class...

Farmers invited to Wheat Field Day

In two to three weeks, farmers will be harvesting this year’s wheat crop. The crop looks very good. Wheat yields have the potential to be above average if temperatures stay below 90 degrees and excessive precipitation does not...

When do the wind turbines operate?

Q: When do the turbines near Whirlpool run? Some days, all are running and, some days, one or more may not be turning. Someone mentioned they do not run only when being repaired. — Jane Stout, Findlay. A: The minimum wind speed...
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