Corn planting time is tricky

It is time for farmers to plant corn, an unsettling time when all preparations have been completed and the only thing holding them back is the right weather and field conditions. Our farmers like to plant corn from the last week of...

What animals did settlers find here?

Q: What animals did the settlers find here? A: “The deer, panther, wolf, bear, wildcat, fox, marten, otter, polecat, beaver, groundhog or woodchuck, opossum, raccoon, hare, rabbit, (the black, grey, red, or pine) flying and...

Fishery biologists predict good fishing this season

Lake Erie and its tributaries make up one of the most important sport fisheries in North America. Good fishermen know how to catch fish, but the best anglers have secret information. Well, you might say the Division of Wildlife has let...

How much do you know about eggs?

The versatility and importance of eggs makes them a major component of agriculture. In tribute to the egg, here’s a trivia list about them, just for fun: • Wildfowl may have been domesticated as early as 3200 B.C. The first...

Can stores not collect state sales tax?

Q: Can retailers not collect Ohio’s sales tax? — Dan Ritter, McComb. A: “Ohio law (R.C. 5739.29) prohibits a vendor from advertising that it is selling a product without collecting sales tax, or that it is rebating or...

With spring comes wildlife rule: enjoy from afar

The new white-tailed deer hunting regulations were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council last week. Deer-muzzleloader season will begin on Friday, Jan. 2, and end on Monday, Jan. 5, compared to last year when the season began on a...

Be on the watch for ‘super pigweed’

Farmers and gardeners know that weeds will become a serious problem if left to compete with the crop. Weeds will rob the crop of nutrients and water, and may affect quality at harvest time. Weeds that were easy to control may become a...

How is our flood money being spent?

Q: How does a taxpayer get a complete accounting of how our money was and continues to be spent, down to printer ink and paper clips, on the Blanchard River flood-control study? — Jim Stahl, Findlay. A: Start with Andrew...
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