White-nose syndrome killing millions of bats

White-nose syndrome has killed more than 5.7 million bats in eastern North America. The disease is caused by a cold-loving fungus which can be found in caves. It was discovered in New York during the winter of 2006-07, initially...

OSU Extension offers pesticide training classes to area farmers

Since man planted the first seeds, he has had to battle pests to harvest the fruits of his labor. Farm chemicals became a valuable asset combating diseases, insects, weeds, and other pests. As more of these products became available,...

What about brown spots on bananas?

Q: Why do bananas get brown spots the same day they come home? — B.J., Findlay. A: It’s good timing for you. The spots are signs of ripening, when the sugar content goes from near zero to about 80 percent. The more brown...

Variety of birds visited Hancock County during count

The Christmas bird count is conducted annually from Dec. 14 through Jan 5. Feeder-watchers, field observers, count compilers and regional editors do it for the love of birds and for friendly competition, knowing their efforts make a...

2014: Big events in agriculture

Here are 10 things that affected agriculture in our area last year: • Crop yields. It was a good year. Very few fields had poor yields. Soybeans may be near the county record, and 2014 will be one of the better years for corn. • Grain...

Findlay not very inviting in early days

Q: What was Findlay like during its earliest days? A: The “History of Hancock County, Ohio” (1886) offers this snapshot from about 1830: “The town was not then, nor for years afterward, very inviting as a place of...

The Ohio Division of Parks offers many events

Each new year we make promises to lose weight, do more with our families, walk the dog, visit with friends, better our lives and the list goes on. The Ohio Division of Parks offers ways for you to do all of these things. Special events...

Were Pullman tires made here?

Q: A friend has an old tire that says it was made by the Pullman Tire Co. of Findlay, Ohio. He asked about it at the museum, but he was told there never was such a company in Findlay. Can you help us? — James Barker, Cass...
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