Bowling Green man honored as Wildlife Officer of the Year

Shikar-Safari Club International is dedicated to protecting the freedom to hunt and to promoting wildlife conservation. Members agree to abide by the organization’s code of ethics, which includes making a positive contribution to...

September chock-full of ag events

September is a great time for several agricultural events before farmers begin the harvest. We are fortunate to have many in our backyard. The first is the Hancock County Fair, beginning tomorrow and running through Monday. There are...

Can I write my own will?

Q: Do I need an attorney to make a will, or can I just write one and have it notarized? ­– Margie Kelley, Fostoria. A: Generally, anyone may represent himself in legal matters. But, for a will, did you consider witness and...

State groups stepping up wasting disease control

The state Division of Wildlife, with the approval of the Ohio Wildlife Council, wants to step up its program to identify and control the threat of chronic wasting disease in white-tail deer. Chronic wasting disease is a progressive,...

Ragweed could be worse than usual this year for those allergic

Weeds have been a challenge this year because farmers were unable to apply herbicides optimally during the wet June and July. So, people who have hay fever may have more problems this fall. Ragweed causes the most problems. Wet fields...

What about our traffic signals?

Q: Why is the default for the traffic light at West Bigelow and North Main Street set for Bigelow? Even when traffic has stopped on Main and there are no cars on Bigelow, it still seems to run a full cycle before giving Main a green...

Programs encourage wildlife habitat production

Ohio’s Conservation Programs Advisory Committee wants landowners in the Lake Erie watershed to consider creating quality wildlife habitat by participating in the Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. The program is...

Growth of Ohio microbreweries boosts interest in producing hops

Microbreweries are a growing industry in Ohio. There were less than 10 in the state a decade ago. Today, there are 153 licensed breweries that produce a million barrels of craft beer a year. Fine craft beer requires high-quality hops,...
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