Who was President Van Buren?

Q: Van Buren is a big name around here because of President Martin Van Buren. Was anything special about him? A: Van Buren (1782-1862), the eighth president, was: The first president not born a British subject, Spoke Dutch as his first...

Bird counts provide insight into avian habits

On May 7, the Hancock County Naturalists conducted their annual spring bird count. The information gained from the survey provides a historical snapshot of changing land-use patterns, migration habits and bird numbers and frequencies....

Farmers have range of options for controlling weeds

Recent weeks of wet and cool weather has delayed farmers from preparing fields for planting. Unfortunately weeds have continued to get bigger during this time and in some situations may be difficult to control with standard herbicide...

It’s often best to leave baby animals alone

Each spring, animals are concentrating on procreation, nest building, and nurturing young. Young wildlife is often seen as the animals leave their nest or burrows or are displaced by weather. We find them to be seemingly helpless,...

Farmers try to avoid ‘spray drift’

As farmers spray fields with pesticides to prevent or control pests from damaging crops, adjacent landowners may be concerned that these products may inadvertently drift to their property. Drifting of spray is a concern anytime...

Are front license plates required?

Q: I once paid a $100 fine for not having a front license plate. Now, I see lots of cars without them. Is it legal not to have a front license plate? — Tim Radabaugh, Findlay. A: Ohio is one of 31 states that require residents to...

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...
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