New law sets GMO labeling rules

Genetically-modified foods have been around since the mid-1990s. They are often called GMOs, for genetically modified organisms, and have caused much debate on social media. Even though scientific studies have shown foods from GMO...

Why is an officer put on paid leave?

Q: Nothing against our area’s police officers, but why, when an officer shoots someone, is he/she put on “paid administrative leave”? In my jobs, if I got put “off” for whatever reason, it was without pay...

Some tips for catch-and-release fishing

Catch-and-release fishing sounds silly to the angler whose only goal is to heat up the deep fryer. Why go to all the work of reeling in your next dinner only to toss it back? The practice became popular with fly fishers who enjoy...

Free farm tour offered Saturday

The Hancock County Farm Tour occurs every four years to allow people to see the workings of an industry that provides $160 million of income to the community. The tour rotates to different parts of the county each time and generally...

Why is Ohio’s voter ID law legal?

Q: Why does the federal government say it is illegal for people to have to show a government-issued ID in North Carolina to vote and I have had to show one every time I vote in Ohio? — Gary Burns, Arlington. A: The U.S. 4th...

Poachers angling to get caught

As an angler, I’ve been on Lake Erie when it seemed like whatever the bait, color of the spinner, or experience of the angler, perch and walleye just couldn’t resist the temptation. Trips were cut short to return with those...

Is that painted blue line legal?

Q: Is it legal to paint a blue line between two yellow lines to divide traffic on West Main Cross Street in Findlay? — Steve Oman, rural Findlay. A: “The use of the blue pavement marking for this application is not in...

Great hunters understand nature

To me, it was a familiar conversation, just not to the folks at this particular social gathering. A man had mentioned the near spiritual feeling he sometimes experienced while hunting. One couple smiled curiously while waiting for the...
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