Agriculture’s bumps and bruises

Agriculture had many bumps and bruises last year. Here are nine reasons why. • Grain prices. They continue to be low. It has been projected that farm revenue may be at its lowest level since the early 2000s. Input costs have started to...

How about extending sidewalks on Howard?

Q: Does the city have plans to extend the sidewalks on West Howard Street to Wal-Mart? There’s a lot of foot and bike traffic there, and there’s no shoulder. — Johnny Dee, McComb. A: No, but “sidewalks, or lack...

Division of Wildlife hosting two deer summits

Anyone interested in Ohio’s white-tailed deer management programs has the opportunity to provide feedback about hunting regulations and season structures in central Ohio on Saturday, Jan. 23, and in northeastern Ohio on Saturday,...

Where was Dunham Printing?

Q: Dunham Printing Co. was in downtown Findlay, just south of Wilson’s Restaurant, in the late ’60s. Jim Dunham was the owner. It has been more than 40 years and I can’t discern what business now occupies where Dunham...

Christmas bird count reveals interesting numbers

Bob Sams reports the Hancock County Naturalists completed the annual Christmas Bird Count last Saturday and that it was a year for unusual observations. “Count-high numbers of cackling geese, wild turkeys, and pileated...

Winter safety tips for farmers

Winter will bring cold temperatures, but farmers have outdoor tasks to do regardless of the weather. Livestock producers have to feed and care for animals, and the grain farmer has to check or load stored grain. Wood may need to be cut...

What about Wagner skillets?

Q: What can you tell me about Wagner iron skillets? — Dorothy J. Bruns, Arlington. A: Buyer beware: They don’t make them any more. Wagner Manufacturing Co. made cast iron skillets from 1891 to 1999 in Sidney. Randall Corp....

Variety of habitats important for winter survival

Wildlife biologists understand the relationship between habitat types and the animals that live in them. These areas are critical for breeding and nesting, food and water and winter survival. These ecosystems provide optimal living...
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