Did Art Garfunkel ever visit Findlay?

Q: Is there anything to the story that Art Garfunkel used to visit Findlay to see relatives? — Tom Drake, Findlay. A: You traced Garfunkel’s kin to a couple and a cousin on Findlay’s south side. And a friend claims a...

Fishing helps Ohio economy

Many anglers enjoy spending a day at Lake Erie, either casting off a pier or drifting with the currents while bobbing a suspended minnow. Both are waiting for the lake to yield its yellow gold: Perca flavescens, better known as the...

Farmers watch for mites, insects

Farmers have to be prepared for insect damage in their growing crops. Weather often determines which insect pest will be the most problematic. One may believe that dry weather would cause egg deposits to dry up, decrease the survival...

How can I detect gas pump skimmers?

Q: In an article recently, The Courier warned of the scam to steal credit card info as you swipe your card. How can you recognize the equipment has been tampered with? — Gary Burns, Arlington. A: It’s hard to spot...

Wildlife poachers come from all walks of life

Thad Bingham, 44, and Brian Scheer, 45, stretched the rules a bit during a 2014 hunt in Colorado. On July 12, their day in court arrived and they had to explain their actions while entering their guilty plea. Their activities are tough...

Pollination a critical stage for corn

Grain yield in corn is determined by ears per acre, kernels per ear, and kernel weight. These components are determined at different times during the growing season. All of the yield components originated from cells in the growing...

Who takes care of the downtown flowers?

Q:What does the city of Findlay do to keep the hanging baskets of flowers on Main Street looking so nice? — Sharon Elchert, Fostoria. A: The lush hanging baskets are the work of Stratton Greenhouses, near Bluffton, which is under...

Garage clutter can tell someone’s life story

Hunters and anglers are pack rats. Don’t believe me? Walk into any of their garages and, regardless of how well organized it may seem, it’s a sham. You’ll find brand new decoys stored in mesh bags while there are just...
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