Know your conifers: Local farms offer variety of Christmas trees

Christmas tree farms are another type of agriculture that thrives in Ohio’s fertile soils. They provide income on fewer acres of land than the larger grain or livestock farms. Christmas tree farms are an example of sustainable...

What’s the latest on moviegoer shooting?

Q: Why hasn’t The Courier had anything lately about the cop who shot a moviegoer who was texting? — “Coffee with the Editor” question, Findlay. A: There has been little new to report as retired Tampa police...

Local hunter bags big buck in Arlington area

Brandon Salyer left Newark to attend The Ohio State University, where he fell in love with the Buckeyes and Julie. They — Brandon and Julie, that is — have since moved to Findlay to pursue their careers and their shared...

Ohio providing national turkey

Turkey production is an important industry in Ohio. It ranks 10th in turkey production, according to 2013 U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. The top three turkey-producing states are Minnesota, North Carolina, and Arkansas....

What name is required on ballots?

Q: When running for office, don’t you have to use your legal married name instead of your maiden name? If not, that’s disrespectful to your husband and his family name. At least use both. — Anonymous. A: A...

Poaching is a dangerous and thoughtless act

Facebook has proven to be a valuable tool for hunting poachers. In June 2013, Nevada wildlife officers were tipped off concerning a Facebook posting that showed someone killing a mule deer out of season. The crime was committed near...

Crops ‘respectable,’ but prices lower

The fall’s cool and wet conditions delayed the harvest, but farmers in the area have worked day and night, and most of crop has been harvested. In general, farmers have been pleased with yields of the grain crops, which include...

Why is Bright Road so curvy?

Q: Why does Bright Road, Findlay, have so many curves? — Joe Rowan, rural Findlay. A: The curves are part of a bypassed bypass. In the 1970s and 1980s, Bright Road and Hancock County 99 were improved to start an eastside bypass...
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