Can I write my own will?

Q: Do I need an attorney to make a will, or can I just write one and have it notarized? ­– Margie Kelley, Fostoria. A: Generally, anyone may represent himself in legal matters. But, for a will, did you consider witness and...

State groups stepping up wasting disease control

The state Division of Wildlife, with the approval of the Ohio Wildlife Council, wants to step up its program to identify and control the threat of chronic wasting disease in white-tail deer. Chronic wasting disease is a progressive,...

Ragweed could be worse than usual this year for those allergic

Weeds have been a challenge this year because farmers were unable to apply herbicides optimally during the wet June and July. So, people who have hay fever may have more problems this fall. Ragweed causes the most problems. Wet fields...

What about our traffic signals?

Q: Why is the default for the traffic light at West Bigelow and North Main Street set for Bigelow? Even when traffic has stopped on Main and there are no cars on Bigelow, it still seems to run a full cycle before giving Main a green...

Programs encourage wildlife habitat production

Ohio’s Conservation Programs Advisory Committee wants landowners in the Lake Erie watershed to consider creating quality wildlife habitat by participating in the Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. The program is...

Growth of Ohio microbreweries boosts interest in producing hops

Microbreweries are a growing industry in Ohio. There were less than 10 in the state a decade ago. Today, there are 153 licensed breweries that produce a million barrels of craft beer a year. Fine craft beer requires high-quality hops,...

When will Tiffin Avenue be repaved?

Q: When will Tiffin Avenue be repaved where the curbs were recently replaced? — Natalie Beall, Findlay. A: Work should begin in late September and end in November. — Paul E. Schmelzer, city safety-service director. Q: Who...

Scientists learning about Lake Erie dead zones

New research shows that Lake Erie’s dead zones are quite active, greatly affecting fish distributions, anglers catch rates and the effectiveness of fishing gear. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Illinois-Indiana...
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