Insects out to bug farmers

Insects are one of many challenges farmers face each year. Agronomists and entomologists spend most of their time discussing management options to control them. Here are some little-known facts about field crop insects: • Slugs are not...

Jail was county’s 1st public building

Q: What was the first public building in Hancock County? A: It was the county jail, approved by the commissioners on July 26, 1830, and built in “downtown” Findlay. The one-story cabin was 16- by 24-feet and of white oak....

Conservation program improves wildlife habitat

Farmers and landowners in Lake Erie watershed counties can provide quality wildlife habitat and improve their property by participating in the Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. It helps them voluntarily protect...

3 tick species common in Ohio

Sunshine and warmer temperatures bring out ticks! The OSU Extension office has been getting calls about ticks and has had specimens brought in for identification since warmer temperatures arrived several weeks ago. Some people have...

What about those dead limbs?

Q: On the west side of Rawson Park, Findlay, there are trees with dead and damaged limbs. Some are hanging near the third-base line and I’ve seen some youths playing ball there. I’ve contacted city officials and nothing has...

‘Shroomers’ are on the prowl for the elusive morel

You’ll find them skulking bogs, checking behind logs, walking their dogs and talking to turkeys. They’re “shroomers” and they’re looking. Their victims are disguised by leaves and May-apples, using natural...

Farm planting decisions crucial

Grain farmers hope the weather over the next five months will allow yields large enough to make a profit. They know the decisions made at planting time will often determine whether a crop can survive periods of bad weather. Here are...

Why are fire hydrants set back?

Q: Why are the fire hydrants so far off Hancock County 236 by the Lakeview subdivision near Findlay? Is the road going to be widened? — W. Beal, Findlay. A: The water lines and utility poles were set back years ago when the road...
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