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Long wait over for BVC wrestlers

When the whistle blows and the 2015 Blanchard Valley Conference wrestling championship gets underway at 9 a.m. Saturday at Van Buren, it will have been a long time coming. How long? The last and only wrestling championship that was...

Ohio Northern University hosts Conservation Tillage Conference

During the winter, farmers attend meetings to obtain information on best management practices and new products and technology. One of the largest is the Conservation Tillage Conference at the McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University...

Why is traffic signal so costly?

Q: Why would it cost $600,000 for a traffic signal at West Sandusky Street and Western Avenue, Findlay? — Dan Merkel, Findlay. A: A traffic signal upgrade usually costs about $125,000, but this intersection includes diagonal...

Archie the black bear faces an uncertain future

The state Department of Agriculture has regulatory authority once administered by the state Department of Natural Resources, and its reach has extended to a family in Lodi. Jeff Gillium has owned a black bear named Archie for over 30...

Crop production programs offered

What do farmers do during the winter? They market their crops, fix machinery, and plan for upcoming crops. Planning is key since farmers have one chance to grow a successful crop each year. They have to prepare for unknown risks such...

Where was the Findlay Market?

Q: During the 1800s, there was a Findlay Market. Where was it? Were there rented rooms above it? — Mary Heldman, Jenera. A: The Findlay & Mosier Meat Market, owned by James Findlay and Phillip Mosier, operated on West Main...

States banning use of drones for hunting, fishing

There is a concern that there could be unauthorized drone strikes in Illinois and state Sen. Julie Morrison, D-Deerfield Township, is ready to do battle with them. The pro-hunting senator, encouraged by those concerned with quickly...

Deadline nears for nominations to county Agriculture Hall of Fame

Hancock County recognizes people who have contributed to agriculture, because farmers and agri-businesses have added to the county’s economy since the pioneers. The Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame award recognizes those...
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