Every angler has a favorite spot to drop a line

There are special places where anglers often migrate for a relaxing trip. It can be a stream in Michigan, bouncing the waves on Lake Erie, or a secret spot just down the road. One of my favorites, and one I recommend you try, is...

Leaf beetle threatens viburnums

Another invasive insect has arrived in our region, the viburnum leaf beetle. It has been moving westward and this is the farthest west it has been detected. The larvae and adults can severely defoliate the leaves from viburnums....

Who was 1st woman to run for president?

Q: Who was the first woman to run for president? A: She was an Ohioan, Victoria Woodhull, of Homer in Licking County. An editor, publisher and leading women’s suffragette, Woodhull ran as the Equal Rights Party’s candidate...

The mushroom that lives up to its smelly name

Larry Corbin was working in the landscaping surrounding his rural Findlay home when he came across a strange looking mushroom. It had a long, red-orange stem, a dark-colored head that appeared waxy, even gooey, and had an offensive...

Wheat farmers need to be wary of fungus during flowering

Wheat has headed out in the area and has finished flowering. Most people do not notice the flowering because wheat flowers have no petals. Farmers pay attention to flowering because it is when one of the most devastating diseases may...

Why are rainbows seen in eastern sky?

Q: I wonder why I never see a rainbow in the western sky. They always seem to be in the east. Is there a reason? — John DePuy, Findlay. A: The sun must be at our backs to see a rainbow. The eastern sky is best because showers are...

A fish tale that will blow you out of the water

A Missouri fisherman recently landed the state’s largest striped bass on a “pole and line.” The striper measured just shy of 50 inches and weighed 65.2 pounds. Lawrence Dillman fought the leviathan for more than 45...

Take precautions to avoid bedbugs

Bedbugs have been a problem in northwestern Ohio since I wrote my first article on them several years ago. I cannot stress enough that you do not want them in your home. Inspect items that are being brought into your home by children...
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