Why is I-75 part concrete, asphalt?

Q: Why is the Interstate 75 highway widening project done in concrete north of Ohio 582 (north of Bowling Green) and in asphalt the rest of the way? — Barbara Nelson, Findlay. A: The contract for the northernmost section allowed...

Take a shot at a great career

As a young boy, I had dreams of becoming a natural resource officer. I didn’t go outdoors to just hunt, fish or camp; it was all something of a classroom for me. Eventually, the desire pushed me through college and led to jobs...

Farming: Rain changes everything

Area farmers have done everything in their control to produce a good crop: selecting the right hybrids and varieties of seed, applying the proper level of nutrients, planting as soon as the soil was fit, and scouting for pests and...

Who pays for the arts center water?

Q: Who pays for the city water at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts? I am glad to have it in our city, but if taxpayers are footing the bill, it’s not right, especially because we can’t afford to recycle glass,...

Wildlife doesn’t comprehend boundary lines

As a wildlife officer, you might think that stopping poachers at 2 a.m. would be the downside of the job. Not even close. Sure, that has its risks and needs to be handled carefully, but wildlife officers want to catch bad guys. No, the...

These wasps kill annual cicadas

You may hear the singing of male annual cicadas calling for females in the trees. Occasionally, you will see the cicadas fly from tree to tree, but, generally, we hear them or may see their skins left behind on tree trunks from nymphs...

What was Dyer’s Ice Cream?

Q: Cleaning out my parents’ home, I found an empty one-pint strawberry ice cream container which reads, “Dyer’s Ice Cream, manufactured by Dyer’s, Findlay, Ohio.” Can you tell me anything about it? —...

Zebco fishing reel carries explosive history

The old man keeps returning to town with buckets of fish, bragging about his angling skills. Folks get suspicious and call the game warden. The next day, the warden sneaks his way through the woods and watches as the man sits down...
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