Cherish your sense of wonder for Christmas

Every year, the question comes: “What do you want for Christmas?” As a person who loves the outdoors and all the trappings that surround these hobbies, I find myself scratching my head for the best answer and each year I...

Considering a real Christmas tree?

Hancock County may be known for its fields of corn, soybeans and wheat, but it also has other types of agriculture, such as Christmas tree farms. Christmas tree farms are an example of land production that is sustainable and renewable....

Be thankful for Ohio’s turkey population

When Ohio became a state in 1803, wild turkeys inhabited every corner. By 1904, they were gone. Their numbers had quickly declined as their preferred forested habitat was converted to cropland, was subjected to intensive lumbering...

Do you know your turkey trivia?

Turkey production in the U.S. has recovered from the 2015 loss of 7 million turkeys from the avian influenza. It is forecasted that over 6 billion pounds of turkey meat will be produced in the U.S. this year. The extra production will...

Will I-75 rest areas reopen?

Q: Both roadside rests south of Findlay on I-75 are closed. When we went on the Ohio Department of Transportation website, it said they are permanently closed. Why? We go to work this way every day early in the morning and coming home,...

Trump Jr. discusses passion for the outdoors

The presidential election is over and now we’re waiting to see what plays out in Donald Trump’s political plans for the nation. One area that some may have questions about is whether President-elect Trump has any interest...

Dry, warm weather reduced corn, soybean yields in region

For the second year in a row, an individual would have to search to find an unharvested field this week. The abnormally dry and warm weather has been ideal for the harvest season. Also, for the second year in a row, the weather had a...

Building near river prompts question

Q: Findlay and Hancock County have demolished buildings north of the Main Street bridge. Yet, on the northeast side of the bridge, on the northern side of the river, there’s an old brick building very close to the river that...
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