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Why the fractions in gas prices?

Q: Why are gasoline prices put at nine-tenths of a cent? If I bought exactly one gallon, would I get one-tenth of a cent in change? Do oil companies keep the change? — Anonymous. A: Fractional pricing, as it is called, began...

Proposed changes to Ohio’s deer season announced

The Ohio Wildlife Council has received the 2014-15 hunting proposals for deer season dates, bag limit changes and the possibility of allowing some straight-walled cartridges for deer hunting. Division of Wildlife biologists propose...

Ohio’s legal rules for farm leases

OSU Extension’s farm lease workshop last week pointed out that lease agreements will be critical in coming years since many farm prices and rental rates are not sustainable with projected grain prices. One of the speakers, Peggy...

Was Abe really that honest?

Q: How honest was “Honest Abe” Lincoln? A: Biographer Benjamin P. Thomas tells this story from just after Lincoln’s days as postmaster in New Salem, Ill., in the 1830s: “Dr. A.G. Henry, one of Lincoln’s...

Wildlife officers unjustly accused of hunting on duty

Eighteen wildlife officers made headlines when a report released by the state’s inspector general led to some scalding accusations. The 20-page document stated the officers were hunting while on duty and a press release declaring...

Pork virus spreads to 20 states

Pork producers are facing a virus that causes young pigs to die in large numbers. It is the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, first detected in the United States last year. It has quickly spread to 20 states, including Ohio. The virus...

Just Ask: What was Hull’s Trace?

Q: What was “Hull’s Trace”? A: It was the first road built through this region, courtesy of the U.S. Army, as it moved north from Urbana to Fort Detroit during the War of 1812. Gen. William Hull’s 1,500 men...

Conservation speaker to focus on wildlife photography

By JIM ABRAMS The 30th annual Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference will once again highlight some of Ohio’s conservation success stories that often occur in the unlikeliest places. Entitled “Superheroes Among Us,” the...
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