All parts of this plant are poisonous

Poison hemlock has begun to bloom. The white flowering plants are easily visible along roadsides, edges of fields, stream banks, fence rows, and other unmowed areas. The flower stalks are quite impressive, being 3 to 8 feet tall. I...

Why is reflective tape on top of trucks?

Q: Most 18-wheelers and smaller trucks have white reflective tape at the top two outside corners of the back. Tape is on other areas, too, but those top corners are very consistent. Why is this done? — M.K. Brumbaugh, Findlay. A:...

Transform property into wildlife-friendly area

There is more interest lately in enhancing wildlife habitat for hunting or birding, or trying to restore diminishing native grasses, shrubs and trees to improve the watershed. Habitat is the total environment in which animals exist....

Pond cultivators can fish for answers at program

Many of us dream of owning property, or have property, with a pond, a place to escape, or maybe to swim, fish, or even to provide drinking water. Many individuals may believe that a pond may be constructed on any place in northwestern...

There’s something fishy about this column

Three-fourths of the Earth’s surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.” I wish I could take credit for...

How will new traffic lights help us?

Q: The new lights on Tiffin Avenue, Findlay, look great! What benefits do we derive from this upgrade? — Jack Grant, Findlay. A: The new signals improve traffic control and help emergency responders by giving them green lights as...

Many may not have noticed, but wheat was flowering over weekend

The crop that grabs my attention this time of year is wheat, which recently revealed the green grain that will be changing to amber waves of grain in about a month. The wheat crop will produce no more leaves or tillers by the time the...

Were there Indian mounds in our area?

Q: Did the settlers find Indian mounds in our area? A: Yes. Just in Hancock County, they found three northeast of Canonsburg in Union Township, two in Orange Township, and one each in Liberty, Pleasant, Blanchard and Delaware...
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