How did ‘Mayday’ originate?

Q: We refer to May 1 as May Day, but the warning signal on the high seas has a different connotation: “Mayday! Mayday!” How did this alarm come to be? — Dick Blake, Findlay. A: If an airplane or ship is in imminent...

Oh deer! North Carolina hunter bags a whopper

“If you’re going to make it a habit of lying, then you better have a perfect memory.” That’s advice a young man from Elkin, North Carolina, should have followed. Nick Davis said that he killed a trophy-class...

Farmers invited to Wheat Field Day

In two to three weeks, farmers will be harvesting this year’s wheat crop. The crop looks very good. Wheat yields have the potential to be above average if temperatures stay below 90 degrees and excessive precipitation does not...

When do the wind turbines operate?

Q: When do the turbines near Whirlpool run? Some days, all are running and, some days, one or more may not be turning. Someone mentioned they do not run only when being repaired. — Jane Stout, Findlay. A: The minimum wind speed...

Rare barn owl spotted near Mount Blanchard

A barn owl was found dead south of Mount Blanchard about three weeks ago. The Hancock Park District hopes to have it mounted for educational programs. This may not seem like news, but when considering that the barn owl is recognized as...

Pond management focus of clinic

Many of us dream of owning property, or have property, with a pond, a place to escape, or maybe swim, fish, or even provide drinking water. However, the thought of building a pond or maintaining one may be daunting. Quality drinking...

Is Suter’s red barn moving?

Q: Concerning Suter’s little red barn (produce stand) on Tiffin Avenue: Markers have been put there and a surveyor was there. Is Suter’s planning to move? Is something going to be built there? — Barbara, Findlay. A:...

Major conservation museum set to open in Missouri

More than 25 of the country’s leading conservation organizations are contributing to one of the largest, most immersive conservation attractions in the world. Scheduled to open in Springfield, Missouri, later this year, Wonders...
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