Grothaus doesn’t take life for granted

No one was happier to be watching Friday night’s Columbus Grove Invitational track meet than Chris Grothaus. If you’d ask him, he would probably tell you he’s just happy to be alive. Grothaus, a Columbus Grove teacher...

Great year predicted for Lake Erie fishing

Whether fishing from a boat or along the shoreline, Lake Erie continues to be the most important draw for Ohio anglers. The state Division of Wildlife is reporting this should be another great year to fill your creel. Here are their...

U.N. celebrating ‘pulse’ crops

The United Nations has declared this as the International Year of the Pulses. We are not talking about a physical pulse, but a certain category of crops. A pulse is a legume harvested for its edible seed. Legumes consist of a large...

Why do birds attack windows?

Q: Why are birds, particularly cardinals, attacking our windows? I’ve never noticed this behavior before. — Bruce Hardy, Findlay. A: Many birds, including cardinals and robins, use these spring weeks to set up territories...

Take a shot at getting a youth scholarship

Muzzleloading rifles and smooth-bore fowlers accompanied our forefathers as they carved out a new existence and a new country in rugged lands. These historic and graceful arms are now treasured by collectors. And examples of these fine...

Feekes Scale measures wheat growth

Wheat plants follow a predictable growth pattern from planting to maturity. The rate of growth, or the time between certain stages, depends on the weather. To account for the weather, agronomists have developed staging systems to...

Why were BGSU’s stadium lights on?

Q: We passed Bowling Green State University’s football stadium on a recent Sunday night and the field lights were on. Was it an odd time for football practice or a waste of taxpayers’ money? — Marge Tabler, Columbus...

Eagle deaths may be linked to poison

Thirteen bald eagles recently were found dead along Maryland’s Eastern Shore by a man who was hunting shed deer antlers. He reported the find to state officials and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Officials performed...
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