How many Ohioans are cremated?

Q: What percentage of Ohioans are cremated? A: It was 41 percent in 2013. That’s more than Kentucky, 24 percent, but fewer than Michigan, 52 percent. Cremation numbers are rising, and the main reasons appear to be social...

Poaching doesn’t pay, always hunt the legal way

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officers last year received a complaint concerning elk carcasses showing up on the Cobb Ranch in Augusta. The elk had been quartered and the heads removed. Evidence indicated the elk were bulls. Cobb...

Diagnosing cornfield problems

Most of the corn has been planted in this region. Farmers evaluate fields for potential problems. In most cases, problems will be noted, corrected where possible, and in severe cases, farmers will replant the field if time allows....

Can you recycle plastic bags?

Q: Litter Landing in Findlay won’t take my plastic grocery bags. They go to the landfill. A: Litter Landing has never recycled plastic grocery bags. Contrary to TV public service ads, some things just aren’t worth...

This spring’s bird count came with a few surprises

The Hancock County Naturalists and 24 volunteers held the annual spring bird count on May 9. Volunteer Bob Sams said it was an unusual count because, although 137 species were observed, just seven below last year’s record count,...

Bird flu could affect Ohio poultry but won’t infect people

Avian influenza virus has been infecting backyard poultry and commercial flocks in 20 states west of Ohio. The disease is highly contagious. Infected migratory waterfowl appear to be the primary source. The virus is not a health or...

When will I-75 project be finished?

Q: When will work be done widening Interstate 75 north of Findlay? — Don Baker, Findlay. A: It is really four projects, all scheduled to be complete by October 2017. — Theresa Pollick, Ohio Department of Transportation. Q:...

Tips for how to catch ’em and how to cook ’em

Panfish are edible freshwater and saltwater fish that are small enough to cook in a small pan. In the Midwest, this includes bluegills and all their sunfish cousins, crappie, white bass and yellow perch. Here are some tips to help you...
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