Why the barricades at the old Rocking U?

Q: Why are there barricades in front of the old Rocking U restaurant on West Main Cross Street in Findlay? — Randy Walters, Findlay. A: The space is being converted into a bigger, better Kan Du Studio, part of the Blanchard...

Steelhead trout becoming more prominent in Ohio

There was a time when Buckeye anglers who wanted a steelhead trout had to plan a trip to Michigan’s Pere Marquette, St. Joseph, Manistee or Betsie rivers. I was among those travelers seeking to tie up with a big silver. Those...

Grain farmers face difficult year

Grain farmers will have a challenging year, according to most forecasts. A large crop last year and weak world demand for grain has diminished the chance of significantly higher grain prices for the short term. Farmers will try to...

Why hasn’t the Cupboard opened?

Q: What happened to The Cupboard, the restaurant planned at 331 S. Main St., Findlay? A sign was put up, but now the property is for sale. — Robert Dockery, Findlay. A: The 125-year-old former Niswander Jewelers building was sold...

Plant a tree and make the world a better place

A Chinese proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a great way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Ohio who joins the...

Poultry producers tighten security

After a quiet fall, an avian influenza virus again has been detected in commercial poultry, this time in southern Indiana. Nine other cases have been found in that area since the first confirmed case on Jan. 14. It has been identified...

Trying to stem the decline

There is no better time to assess the current state of high school wrestling specifically, and the high school athletics in particular, than the weekend of the Van Buren Invitational. With 29 head coaches on hand at Van Buren, there is...

How long will the turbines last?

Q: Is the builder of the wind turbines near Findlay, One Energy, getting government subsidies? How long will it take it to recoup its investment? What’s the expected life of the turbines? — Mark Olson, rural Findlay. A: One...
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