How long will the turbines last?

Q: Is the builder of the wind turbines near Findlay, One Energy, getting government subsidies? How long will it take it to recoup its investment? What’s the expected life of the turbines? — Mark Olson, rural Findlay. A: One...

During tax season, consider Division of Wildlife

The Ohio Division of Wildlife was created during a time when wildlife populations were vanishing at an alarming rate. The mission then, and still is, to manage, protect and restore wildlife populations to improve our quality of life....

Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations being sought

Hancock County recognizes those who have contributed to agriculture, because farmers and agri-businesses have added to its economy since the pioneers settled in the area. The Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame award recognizes...

Who are the people with the banners?

Q: Who are the people manning the “shame” banners around Findlay? Are they union members or hired by a union? Are they paid union scale? And what’s their beef? — Tom Thompson, Findlay. A: The...

The nose knows: How hunting dogs find their prey

Bob St. Pierre is Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s vice president of marketing. Like many hunters, he spends many hours with his dog as they scour fields and woodlots for pheasants, grouse and woodcock. With a keen interest...

Where’s the beef? Steak, burger production down past few years

Cattle herd reductions during years of high grain prices and limited forage availability caused by droughts in the West have cut the availability and raised prices for steak and hamburger. Besides receiving record prices, beef...

Has a president visited Findlay?

Q: Has a sitting president ever visited Findlay? I remember President George H.W. Bush passing through via train, but he didn’t stop. — Michael J. LaRocco, Tallahassee, Florida. A: Bush did stop, by air, on Aug. 27, 1992,...

It’s not too early to start planning a fishing trip

It’s never too early to begin to think about upcoming fishing seasons. Even if the ice isn’t cooperating for those souls who like to sit on giant ice-cubes, anglers can stay busy preparing for spring. There’s the...
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