Duck Stamp Act is a win for wetlands and wildlife

The U.S. Senate has passed the Duck Stamp Act of 2014, a major win for wetlands and wildlife. This conservation legislation increases the cost of the federal duck stamp from $15 to $25, and now awaits President Barack Obama’s...

Drainage important for area soils

National Soil Day was Friday and, for many of us, the day passed without any thought of what soils do for us. Modern conveniences make it easy to forget about the basics of life. The early pioneers of Hancock County were keenly aware...

When do passports need to be renewed?

Q: My daughter was recently denied boarding on a flight to the Philippines because her passport was to expire in five months instead of the required six months or longer. Whose rule is that and what is the reason? She had a return...

Elyria family offers different look at hunting, fishing

One popular reality television program centers on duck calls, long beards and eccentricity. But, it’s more about entertainment than the reality of our hunting and fishing heritage. The Reaser family, from Elyria, are offering a...

Know your conifers: Local farms offer variety of Christmas trees

Christmas tree farms are another type of agriculture that thrives in Ohio’s fertile soils. They provide income on fewer acres of land than the larger grain or livestock farms. Christmas tree farms are an example of sustainable...

What’s the latest on moviegoer shooting?

Q: Why hasn’t The Courier had anything lately about the cop who shot a moviegoer who was texting? — “Coffee with the Editor” question, Findlay. A: There has been little new to report as retired Tampa police...

Local hunter bags big buck in Arlington area

Brandon Salyer left Newark to attend The Ohio State University, where he fell in love with the Buckeyes and Julie. They — Brandon and Julie, that is — have since moved to Findlay to pursue their careers and their shared...

Ohio providing national turkey

Turkey production is an important industry in Ohio. It ranks 10th in turkey production, according to 2013 U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. The top three turkey-producing states are Minnesota, North Carolina, and Arkansas....
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