2014: Big events in agriculture

Here are 10 things that affected agriculture in our area last year: • Crop yields. It was a good year. Very few fields had poor yields. Soybeans may be near the county record, and 2014 will be one of the better years for corn. • Grain...

Findlay not very inviting in early days

Q: What was Findlay like during its earliest days? A: The “History of Hancock County, Ohio” (1886) offers this snapshot from about 1830: “The town was not then, nor for years afterward, very inviting as a place of...

The Ohio Division of Parks offers many events

Each new year we make promises to lose weight, do more with our families, walk the dog, visit with friends, better our lives and the list goes on. The Ohio Division of Parks offers ways for you to do all of these things. Special events...

Were Pullman tires made here?

Q: A friend has an old tire that says it was made by the Pullman Tire Co. of Findlay, Ohio. He asked about it at the museum, but he was told there never was such a company in Findlay. Can you help us? — James Barker, Cass...

Don’t be like the waxwing, drink responsibly

With the New Year’s celebration quickly arriving, it’s important that we show restraint when celebrating with our friends. Please, don’t let your waxwings fly drunk. The Yukon Territory has an annual issue with these...

OSU offering farm programs

The agricultural industry faces uncertain times as we move into 2015. In the past year, grain prices have dropped to levels that have not been seen for over five years. Land and rental rates are overpriced, and input costs are still...

Who runs Black Heritage Library?

Q: Findlay’s Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center seems to be run by Nina Parker, founder and executive director. It solicits funds, but provides no accountability. Is Ms. Parker paid for her work, or is she a...

Sometimes memories are the sweetest gift of all

It was between Thanksgiving and Christmas in the mid ’80s, a time of frantic shopping and desperate planning. I was the Hancock County game protector and my work was typical for the season: checking small-game hunters out...
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