Natural resources dept. boasts gift possibilities

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is ready with stocking stuffers. • Ohio State Parks gift cards make a great present for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Gift cards may be redeemed for camping as well as getaway and cottage...

Live Christmas trees a long tradition

Live trees have been brought into homes and decorated during the holiday season for more than 500 years. Each year, more than 33 million trees stand in households across the United States. Live trees have an attractiveness, fragrance,...

Where did the weather vane go?

Q: What became of the weather vane atop the now-demolished county building at 222 Broadway, Findlay? — Larry Schaller, Findlay. A: ALL Excavation & Demolition of McComb had salvage rights to the two-story building as part of...

Biologists trap black bear, attach tracking collar

On Nov. 14, an adult male black bear was radio-collared in Vinton County by Division of Wildlife biologists. This is the first black bear radio-collared in Ohio, and was the first step for the Division of Wildlife to determine details...

Avian flu didn’t reach Ohio poultry

Turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving, but the availability of turkey for Thursday was questionable just six months ago. A strain of avian flu infected turkey flocks in the Midwest. Once a bird was detected with the virus, the...

When did the tank plant open?

Q: When did the Lima Army tank plant reopen? I recall it was owned by Chrysler, then General Dynamics. True? — Dennis Havenstein, Findlay. A: Now called the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, the 370-acre plant has been owned by...

Organization helps hunters, farmers feed hungry

In late September 1997, Rick Wilson was driving down a Virginia highway to meet with friends at the farm they hunted and to celebrate the landowner’s birthday. Five miles before turning down the farm’s gravel lane, he...

Written farm leases can reduce risk

Farmland leases are often negotiated after harvest. Prevailing land sales and rental rates are too high, considering current and projected grain prices. An adjustment in land prices is needed for grain operations to stay profitable. As...
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