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...

No plans for former motel site

Q: What’s going on in Findlay where the Imperial House motel used to be? It appears a lot of fill has been hauled in. — Steve Schroeder, Findlay. A: The Imperial House site, off West Main Cross Street near Interstate 75,...

Walleye fishing in next 3 to 5 years to be excellent

The Lake Erie walleye hatch is the highest in 12 years, say fisheries biologists with the state Division of Wildlife. To estimate the basin-wide hatch of walleye, the Division of Wildlife and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources...

Soybeans were surprise of year

The abnormally dry and warm weather has been ideal for the harvest. For the grain farmer, payday only arrives once a year. They plant and nurture a crop for the season and hope for the best. They are at the mercy of the weather and the...
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