How many local men died at Gettysburg?

Q: How many of our men were killed in the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg? — Anonymous, Findlay. A: Hancock County lost 473 soldiers during the Civil War, including six with the 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg....

Oh deer! What can the matter be?

Ohio’s deer herd continues to be a hot topic for hunters, landowners and motorists. While some feel the whitetail numbers are declining too dramatically, others believe that the state’s population needs further trimming....

1st president was successful farmer

Speaking of Presidents Day yesterday and George Washington’s birthday coming Sunday, one could say Washington has much in common with successful farmers of today. He had land and capital, kept detailed records, promoted...

Why don’t plants grow in the city reservoirs?

Q: Why don’t plants grow in Findlay’s reservoirs? — Paul Moyer, Findlay. A: The inside of the reservoirs were dug at steep angles to store more water and to discourage vegetation. If the banks resembled those of...

Humans aren’t the only ones looking for love

Candy, cards and a kiss are the rule for many today. While it’s debatable whether wildlife share the romantic love that humans do, they certainly do display an affection of their own design. • Male painted turtles have long front...

Long wait over for BVC wrestlers

When the whistle blows and the 2015 Blanchard Valley Conference wrestling championship gets underway at 9 a.m. Saturday at Van Buren, it will have been a long time coming. How long? The last and only wrestling championship that was...

Ohio Northern University hosts Conservation Tillage Conference

During the winter, farmers attend meetings to obtain information on best management practices and new products and technology. One of the largest is the Conservation Tillage Conference at the McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University...

Why is traffic signal so costly?

Q: Why would it cost $600,000 for a traffic signal at West Sandusky Street and Western Avenue, Findlay? — Dan Merkel, Findlay. A: A traffic signal upgrade usually costs about $125,000, but this intersection includes diagonal...
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