Ohio State offering beef production webinars

By ED LENTZ The beef industry is recovering from tough years of high grain prices and limited forage caused by drought. Cattle producers have thinned herds to survive. Steak and hamburger lovers are seeing the consequences with higher...

Just ask: How much is our airport utilized?

Q: What are the usage statistics for Findlay’s airport and what size of airplanes use it? How is the airport funded? — Cheryl D. Miller, Findlay. A: The city doesn’t count all takeoffs and landings because the airport...

Deer numbers down from last year

By JIM ABRAMS As we near the end of Ohio’s deer seasons, many hunters say they have spotted fewer deer during their hunts. They’re right, according to the Division of Wildlife. Until recently, deer populations in nearly all...

‘Agrability’ workshop helps farmers, others with the challenges of aging

By Edwin Lentz Farmers greatly enjoy their lifestyle of independent living, working in the outdoors, and being their own boss. Most farmers in the country and in our area are more than 50 years old and do not plan to retire. However,...

Just Ask: Railroads responsible for crossings

Q: Why can’t the pavement be lowered at the railroad crossings in Findlay on Blanchard Street north of Wendy’s and on West Main Cross at the West End Tavern to make them much smoother than they are now? Can’t the...

Christmas Bird Count numbers are in for Hancock

By JIM ABRAMS The Hancock County Naturalists has completed its annual Christmas Bird Count. Thirty-two members surveyed Hancock Park District properties, Van Buren State Park, roadways, reservoirs, along fields and at feeders....

Arctic air prompted Toledo Zoo to bring all animals indoors

Chris Oaks spoke with Toledo Zoo spokesperson Andi Norman. Q: There’s an old saying that “the weather’s not fit for man nor beast,” and we certainly experienced that this week. I would imagine, though, the...

OSU Extension offering 3 webinars

By ED LENTZ Most of the agricultural industry in our area is based on corn, soybeans, and wheat. Grain production during the winter months involves buying decisions and participation in educational and informational programs. Farmers...
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