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Duck, duck, goose, but is it snow or blue? It’s both

Pat Howard, of rural Mount Blanchard, spotted some unusually large birds while heading south on Ohio 37. She and her husband recognized them as snow geese and contacted me to report her sighting. I went to the area and found the birds...

Elmwood is doing it for Derek

A basketball season at Elmwood, that started as a nightmare, could end in dream-come-true fashion tonight. When the Royals’ boys basketball team takes the floor at home against Fostoria, a share of the Northern Buckeye Conference...

Conservation Tillage Conference featuring more than 60 speakers

Farmers are attending meetings to help them stay profitable in a year of low grain prices. One of the largest meetings is the Conservation Tillage Conference at Ohio Northern University’s McIntosh Center, Ada, on March 2 and 3....

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...
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