Wheat harvest, storms don’t mix

Crops are doing well and are further along in their development compared to most years. Farmers have started to harvest wheat and will continue for the next couple of weeks. An extended rainy period, or severe storms, would be bad for...

Underwear sales can be economic indicator

Q: When did underwear become part of one’s apparel? — Anonymous. A: Both genders almost always have worn underwear, including “bloomers,” popularized by women’s advocate Amelia Jenks Bloomer in the late...

Ladies, get in touch with your wild side this summer

Ohio women have the chance to be part of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ inaugural Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures weekend on Aug. 22-24. It is open to women 12 years of age and older. Minors must be accompanied...

Ohio’s cropland values, cash rents expected to fall in 2014

Land prices and rent for farmland are still relatively high in our area. However, crop prices are the lowest they have been for several years and are projected to go lower. To assist farmers and landowners in managing risk, the...

Is the Liberty Bell still sounded?

Q: Is the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia sounded any more? A: Yes. At 2 p.m. Friday, child descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence will gently tap the bell 13 times to honor patriots of the first states. Also, the...

Honeybee losses quickly affecting world

We had several honeybee hives on the property and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them busily flying from their home and returning laden with pollen. Unfortunately, none of them lived through the harsh winter. Our loss wasn’t...

Sweet clover and wild parsnip provide yellow roadside flowers

Readers have asked what are the yellow flowering plants growing along the roadside near poison hemlock. Though there are many yellow flowering plants this time of year, the two most visible are yellow sweet clover and wild parsnip. A...

What can be done to run-down buildings?

Q: What’s holding up fixing the eight two-story housing units behind the old Adams School near Marshall and Washington streets, Findlay? Windows are broken and doors are wide open. — Barbara Munzy, Findlay. A: The...
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