With spring comes wildlife rule: enjoy from afar

The new white-tailed deer hunting regulations were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council last week. Deer-muzzleloader season will begin on Friday, Jan. 2, and end on Monday, Jan. 5, compared to last year when the season began on a...

Be on the watch for ‘super pigweed’

Farmers and gardeners know that weeds will become a serious problem if left to compete with the crop. Weeds will rob the crop of nutrients and water, and may affect quality at harvest time. Weeds that were easy to control may become a...

How is our flood money being spent?

Q: How does a taxpayer get a complete accounting of how our money was and continues to be spent, down to printer ink and paper clips, on the Blanchard River flood-control study? — Jim Stahl, Findlay. A: Start with Andrew...

Biologists use electrofishing to test health of fish

Americans spend nearly $48 billion annually fishing for fun, and they like knowing what’s in the water with their bait. To provide answers to that question, fisheries biologists conduct studies by “electrofishing.” A...

Cold may have thinned insect pests

As we finally see spring conditions, farmers and others are asking whether insect pests will be reduced because of the severe winter. Normally, Ohio seldom gets cold enough to help cause significant mortality during the winter....

What is the Scotland, firefighter connection?

Q: I watched the ceremony for the Toledo firemen who lost their lives. At the end, the bagpipes played, “Scotland the Brave.” How did the relationship between Scotland and firefighters come about? — Roberta L. Larson,...

Local Pheasants chapter founder dedicated to cause

Wayne Crowe was one of the founders of Hancock County’s Pheasants Forever chapter and, over the years, he has served as president, banquet and habitat chairpersons. Along with his work helping landowners, Wayne has also converted...

Agencies offer well water info

Safe and available drinking water is something all of us need and often take for granted. Our municipal water treatment systems have done such a good job that we do not think about what is required to ensure safe water. Those who live...
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