Master Gardeners feed the hungry

There has been a push by many organizations to use locally produced food to feed the hungry in communities. Many of these programs have established community gardens to give lower-income individuals an opportunity to raise their own...

‘Jingle Bells, Batman Smells?’

Q: Where does the parody of “Jingle Bells,” that starts with “Batman Smells,” come from? I sang this on my bus way back in 1975, before Bart Simpson sang it on his bus. — Anonymous A: There are several...

Cherish your sense of wonder for Christmas

Every year, the question comes: “What do you want for Christmas?” As a person who loves the outdoors and all the trappings that surround these hobbies, I find myself scratching my head for the best answer and each year I...

Considering a real Christmas tree?

Hancock County may be known for its fields of corn, soybeans and wheat, but it also has other types of agriculture, such as Christmas tree farms. Christmas tree farms are an example of land production that is sustainable and renewable....

Be thankful for Ohio’s turkey population

When Ohio became a state in 1803, wild turkeys inhabited every corner. By 1904, they were gone. Their numbers had quickly declined as their preferred forested habitat was converted to cropland, was subjected to intensive lumbering...

Do you know your turkey trivia?

Turkey production in the U.S. has recovered from the 2015 loss of 7 million turkeys from the avian influenza. It is forecasted that over 6 billion pounds of turkey meat will be produced in the U.S. this year. The extra production will...

Will I-75 rest areas reopen?

Q: Both roadside rests south of Findlay on I-75 are closed. When we went on the Ohio Department of Transportation website, it said they are permanently closed. Why? We go to work this way every day early in the morning and coming home,...

Trump Jr. discusses passion for the outdoors

The presidential election is over and now we’re waiting to see what plays out in Donald Trump’s political plans for the nation. One area that some may have questions about is whether President-elect Trump has any interest...
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