The mushroom that lives up to its smelly name

Larry Corbin was working in the landscaping surrounding his rural Findlay home when he came across a strange looking mushroom. It had a long, red-orange stem, a dark-colored head that appeared waxy, even gooey, and had an offensive...

Wheat farmers need to be wary of fungus during flowering

Wheat has headed out in the area and has finished flowering. Most people do not notice the flowering because wheat flowers have no petals. Farmers pay attention to flowering because it is when one of the most devastating diseases may...

Why are rainbows seen in eastern sky?

Q: I wonder why I never see a rainbow in the western sky. They always seem to be in the east. Is there a reason? — John DePuy, Findlay. A: The sun must be at our backs to see a rainbow. The eastern sky is best because showers are...

A fish tale that will blow you out of the water

A Missouri fisherman recently landed the state’s largest striped bass on a “pole and line.” The striper measured just shy of 50 inches and weighed 65.2 pounds. Lawrence Dillman fought the leviathan for more than 45...

Take precautions to avoid bedbugs

Bedbugs have been a problem in northwestern Ohio since I wrote my first article on them several years ago. I cannot stress enough that you do not want them in your home. Inspect items that are being brought into your home by children...

How many Ohioans are cremated?

Q: What percentage of Ohioans are cremated? A: It was 41 percent in 2013. That’s more than Kentucky, 24 percent, but fewer than Michigan, 52 percent. Cremation numbers are rising, and the main reasons appear to be social...

Poaching doesn’t pay, always hunt the legal way

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officers last year received a complaint concerning elk carcasses showing up on the Cobb Ranch in Augusta. The elk had been quartered and the heads removed. Evidence indicated the elk were bulls. Cobb...

Diagnosing cornfield problems

Most of the corn has been planted in this region. Farmers evaluate fields for potential problems. In most cases, problems will be noted, corrected where possible, and in severe cases, farmers will replant the field if time allows....
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