Common tern bird actually rather rare

Rob and Sue Wood of Findlay contacted me to report spotting a common tern feeding in the clay pits area a few days ago. But the common tern really isn’t so common. The common tern is a rare summer resident and an uncommon...

Many factors in planting decision

Farmers in the region have to decide each spring whether to grow corn or soybeans. Other spring-planted crops are not grown in the area because there is not a local market or product demand. In other words, the farmer has no place to...

How many warrants are out there?

Q: It seems we always read about folks being picked up on outstanding warrants. How many are out at any given time? — Bob Edds, Findlay. A: There were 1,347 warrants out in Hancock County last week, issued by Findlay Municipal...

Deep down, opossums are pretty nice little guys

Some look at the opossum and see a giant rat that steals cat food. Others think they are only a driving obstacle. For me, I’ve always had a soft spot for the bug-eyed marsupial. Sure, their prehensile tail has a scaly snake-like...

Ohio a leader in developing emblem for slow-moving farm vehicles

Drivers may see the triangular symbol warning motorists of slow-moving vehicles for the next two to three weeks as farmers gear up for crop planting. The emblem is required on farm vehicles moving less than 25 miles per hour and...

Can you still buy Postum?

Q: I saw an old ad for Postum. What was it? Is it still on the market? — Eliogio Sierra, Findlay. A: Postum is a powdered hot drink made from roasted wheat, wheat bran, and molasses. Cereal magnate C.W. Post first made it in 1895...

Operation Northcoast turns up heat on poachers

More than 70 wildlife officers and investigators converged around the Interstate 75 and Interstate 77 corridors and from Port Clinton to Cleveland on March 12. Their mission: Operation Northcoast. Operation Northcoast is an example of...

Corn-planting window is small

Research has shown that early-planted corn generally will have the largest yields. However, corn needs to be planted during suitable conditions and not by the calendar. For northwestern Ohio, the probability for optimal yields occurs...
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