How wildlife survives during cold winters

By JIM ABRAMS We’re experiencing one of the colder winters in memory with plenty of snow and ice. It’s uncomfortable, heating bills are climbing, and shoveling snow has become a hobby. As strange as it may sound, I...

Ag Hall of Fame seeks nominations

By ED LENTZ Agriculture has contributed to Hancock County since the pioneers settled. Many individuals are involved in agriculture, but there are a few who stand out for their efforts and contributions to the community. The Hancock...

Just Ask: What is an Arctic vortex?

Q: TV forecasters talk about “Alberta clippers” and “Arctic vortexes.” What are they? A: Alberta clippers are fast-moving, snow-producing systems that originate in the lee of the Canadian Rockies. They move...

Bird groups plan to sue Guard for wind turbine violations

By JIM ABRAMS As we become a greener society, some unforeseen, or ignored, circumstances detrimental to our ecosystems are now being recognized. The American Bird Conservancy, a leading national bird conservation organization, and...

Plenty of propane, ‘we just can’t get it’

Chris Oaks spoke with George Walton of Prism Propane and the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative. Q: The shortage of wholesale propane availability in the Midwest has reached a critical level. Is that because of the prolonged extreme...

Ohio State offering beef production webinars

By ED LENTZ The beef industry is recovering from tough years of high grain prices and limited forage caused by drought. Cattle producers have thinned herds to survive. Steak and hamburger lovers are seeing the consequences with higher...

Just ask: How much is our airport utilized?

Q: What are the usage statistics for Findlay’s airport and what size of airplanes use it? How is the airport funded? — Cheryl D. Miller, Findlay. A: The city doesn’t count all takeoffs and landings because the airport...

Deer numbers down from last year

By JIM ABRAMS As we near the end of Ohio’s deer seasons, many hunters say they have spotted fewer deer during their hunts. They’re right, according to the Division of Wildlife. Until recently, deer populations in nearly all...
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