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Insects ready to invade homes

The warmer fall has delayed the time when certain insects try to invade our homes for a cozy winter for about a month. In general, these creatures are harmless, but their annoyance factor is certainly high enough to warrant control....

Where do our pineapples come from?

Q: My canned pineapple is from the Philippines, Thailand or Indonesia lately. Whatever happened to Hawaiian pineapples? — Richard Thiede, Columbus Grove. A: We probably have not eaten Hawaiian pineapples in years. The...

Acorn crop has effect on wildlife, hunting plans

Ohio’s fall crop of acorns are an important food source for more than 90 forest species, and crop abundance can affect wildlife survival and influence hunting plans. State Division of Wildlife employees scanned the canopies of...

Burning in rural areas is regulated

The warm and dry fall has provided good harvest conditions for farmers. It has also provided ample dry plant material for field fires. There have been many field fires in the past few weeks. Individuals burning trash in or near...

Are Bibles allowed in basic training?

Q: Is it true our armed forces recruits are not allowed to have a Bible with them during basic training? — J.B., Findlay. A: Not true, says Sgt. Michael Arlt, Marine Corps recruiter in Findlay. Q: Do energy-saving fluorescent...

When is the best time to go pheasant hunting? Depends who you ask

Have you ever considered a pheasant hunting vacation in the Midwest? If so, the decision of when to go is often based upon when we can get time away from work or around family activities. Sure, that would keep everyone happy at home,...

Safety tips for handling grain

Farmers may deliver grain to elevators like Legacy Farmers or Heritage cooperatives, or to processors such as the POET ethanol and Archer Daniels Midland soybean crushing plants in Fostoria. Farmers may also store grain on the farm,...

What about the windows on new arts center?

Q: Are the old front windows in the Marathon Performing Arts Center going to be replaced? There are still double-hung windows with the top half painted brick red, most likely from when drop ceilings were installed years ago. —...
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