Get revved up for deer hunting

Buck fever is starting to creep into the veins of Ohio hunters. Deer-hunting seasons begin Sept. 24 and thousands are already planning and scouting for this year’s chance at a trophy. To help get you revved up for this...

‘Sweat bees’ are actually hover flies

We have had many inquiries about sweat bees this year. The small flying insect is not a bee, but a fly known as the hover fly. To most people, hover flies resemble bees. They are generally small, about three-eighths to a half-inch...

Why is I-75 part concrete, asphalt?

Q: Why is the Interstate 75 highway widening project done in concrete north of Ohio 582 (north of Bowling Green) and in asphalt the rest of the way? — Barbara Nelson, Findlay. A: The contract for the northernmost section allowed...

Take a shot at a great career

As a young boy, I had dreams of becoming a natural resource officer. I didn’t go outdoors to just hunt, fish or camp; it was all something of a classroom for me. Eventually, the desire pushed me through college and led to jobs...

Farming: Rain changes everything

Area farmers have done everything in their control to produce a good crop: selecting the right hybrids and varieties of seed, applying the proper level of nutrients, planting as soon as the soil was fit, and scouting for pests and...

Who pays for the arts center water?

Q: Who pays for the city water at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts? I am glad to have it in our city, but if taxpayers are footing the bill, it’s not right, especially because we can’t afford to recycle glass,...

Wildlife doesn’t comprehend boundary lines

As a wildlife officer, you might think that stopping poachers at 2 a.m. would be the downside of the job. Not even close. Sure, that has its risks and needs to be handled carefully, but wildlife officers want to catch bad guys. No, the...

These wasps kill annual cicadas

You may hear the singing of male annual cicadas calling for females in the trees. Occasionally, you will see the cicadas fly from tree to tree, but, generally, we hear them or may see their skins left behind on tree trunks from nymphs...
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