Woolly worms, like woodchucks, can’t predict weather

Is this going to be a rough winter? Just as woodchuck Punxsutawney Phil forecasts spring, the little banded woolly worms have been our winter weather bug long before smartphone apps. Also known as woolly bears and fuzzy bears, the...

Wheat farmers wait till Fly-Free Date for planting to avoid pests

Farmers rely on soil conditions to plant wheat, but they wait until after the Fly-Free Date before starting. The Fly-Free Date refers to the date when the Hessian fly adults have migrated and will not infest wheat. This date was...

What’s the building near the river?

Q: What’s the history of the brick building on the north bank of the Blanchard River, just east of the Findlay’s Main Street bridge? — Bob Schoonover, Benton Ridge. A: It started as a livery stable, then became a...

Fall hunting seasons are almost here, make sure you are prepared

The summer is behind us. I’ll miss the sunny days and stream fishing, but now it’s time to welcome back football and the fall hunting seasons. While it’s a great feeling to get good tickets for the next ballgame,...

Wet summer will make for challenging soybean harvest

Many soybean fields are turning yellow, signaling that the beans will soon be ready for harvest. Combines harvest the soybeans, so named because they combine two steps of harvesting: reaping, or the cutting of the plants, and...

Can dogs eat at a restaurant?

Q: We went to a Findlay restaurant and next to us was a table of four, plus a dog sitting on a chair. The manager said, “We try to accommodate our customers.” Of course, guide dogs are an exception, but isn’t there a...

Mosquitoes: the other hunter

Squirrel season opened Sept. 1 and I was talking to hunters who enjoy wandering the woods for bushy-tails. While the foliage made the squirrels tough to see, all hunters said that the hunting was good, at least from the...

Riverside Train still rolling?

Q: What happened to the little Riverside Train beside the Little Red Schoolhouse? — Ronald J. Wolery, Findlay. A: It thought it could, it thought it could, so it (was) moved to the nonprofit Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation...
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