Hancock County Young Guns team shoots right on target

This has been another good year for the Hancock County Young Guns trapshooting team. The Ohio State Shoot proved once again that desire and practice can result in a positive performance. The rookie division netted the Young Guns first...

Timely rains vital for corn crop

Crops in the area are now in the home stretch. Final yields will be heavily determined by August rains. If rains are timely, yields will be high. If short, just OK. Periods of cool temperatures during the past month have caused some...

Lima logo printed on I-75 bridges

Q: Interstate 75 is being rebuilt in Lima and there are circular medallions on the new bridges and walls. I can’t make out the printing. — Dave Ashworth, Findlay. A: They are the joint logo for Lima and Allen County: Two...

The battle against Asian carp continues

Ohio is still dodging the bullet or, rather, the fishhook. None of the invasive species of bighead or silver Asian carp have been found in rivers that are considered to be at high risk of infiltration. Monitoring is taking place in the...

OSU-sponsored soybean growing seminar next week in Hoytville

This is the time farmers attend company and university field days to see how new products, technologies, and management practices affect a growing crop. It is an opportunity for a farmer to visit with experts and researchers, as well...

When is arts center work set to begin?

Q: When is work to begin on the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts? I thought it was to be April. — Mark H. Donaldson Jr., Findlay. A: The ceremonial ground-breaking is tomorrow morning. But, “construction began in...

Retired ranger given one last memorable day in the woods

Ed loved the outdoors so much that he dedicated his life to its protection, serving as a forest ranger in Washington. He saw a lot of good things in his career and taught people to respect our natural resources. He left his job to...

‘Leaves of three, let it be’

Curtis Young, my counterpart in Van Wert County, recently wrote an article in the Buckeye Yard and Garden online newsletter with the title, “Leaves of Three, Let it Be.” The complete phrase was drilled into me when a young...
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