Is Findlay’s water safe?

Q: As a new resident, I find Findlay’s drinking water has a strong chemical taste. Is it safe? Do they check for PFOA? — Bill Murray, Findlay. A: Yes, the water is safe to drink, city officials say. It is regularly tested...

Virginia man doesn’t let age keep him from hunting

Have you ever climbed out of bed and felt your age creeping up your knees? Is that first cup of coffee in the morning a necessity? Does 60 years of hunting sound like it just might be enough? Well, Clyde Roberts thinks you kids ought...

Marestail a challenge for farmers

The annual Hancock County weed survey, done prior to soybean harvest last fall, revealed that marestail (Conyza Canadensis [L.] Cronquist) is still the area’s top weed problem. This tough native plant began to appear in our...

Why the barricades at the old Rocking U?

Q: Why are there barricades in front of the old Rocking U restaurant on West Main Cross Street in Findlay? — Randy Walters, Findlay. A: The space is being converted into a bigger, better Kan Du Studio, part of the Blanchard...

Steelhead trout becoming more prominent in Ohio

There was a time when Buckeye anglers who wanted a steelhead trout had to plan a trip to Michigan’s Pere Marquette, St. Joseph, Manistee or Betsie rivers. I was among those travelers seeking to tie up with a big silver. Those...

Grain farmers face difficult year

Grain farmers will have a challenging year, according to most forecasts. A large crop last year and weak world demand for grain has diminished the chance of significantly higher grain prices for the short term. Farmers will try to...

Why hasn’t the Cupboard opened?

Q: What happened to The Cupboard, the restaurant planned at 331 S. Main St., Findlay? A sign was put up, but now the property is for sale. — Robert Dockery, Findlay. A: The 125-year-old former Niswander Jewelers building was sold...

Plant a tree and make the world a better place

A Chinese proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a great way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Ohio who joins the...
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