Black bears are making a comeback in Ohio

Black bears inhabited much of Ohio, but unregulated hunting, deforestation in the mid-1800s, and more people led to the sudden and substantial decline of bears. Many bruins were either shot or trapped to protect livestock and crops...

‘Ohio Signature Beef’ promoted

Many consumers like to buy food from their area and are interested in how it was produced. When farmers tell their story to these savvy consumers, it’s called “story marketing.” Story marketing informs the consumer...

How much does city get in fines annually?

Q: How much does Findlay rely on traffic fines to fund its budget? After Ferguson, I’m worried Findlay requires police to write tickets to supplement revenue. — Michael LaRocco, Tallahassee, Florida. A: You be the judge....

With the ice melting, fishing can only get better

Heavy ice on Lake Erie and on the Maumee and Sandusky rivers made a slow start to the walleye run, but warming rains and moderating temperatures are luring more anglers north to try to catch a fish fry. Ice jams on the river caused...

Planter preparations a priority

Advanced planter technology allows farmers to quickly and accurately plant a crop. Planting used to take two to three weeks of good weather to finish, but now it can be accomplished in three to seven days on many farms. Even farmers...

Who takes care of pets in car accidents?

Q: If a pet is in a serious car accident, who is responsible for taking it to a vet? What if it is killed? — Joanne Marquart, Arlington. A: Lt. Craig Cvetan of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said an animal’s presence in an...

According to the animals, spring has arrived

As ice in ponds and small lakes gives way to spring, dead fish may be found floating near shore or resting on the bottom. This is “winterkill.” It will likely occur in some areas. Winterkills are caused when persistent ice...

Frost seeding can improve pastures

Soils thaw and freeze during the transition from winter to spring. This can disturb and mix the upper soil layer by the swelling and shrinking properties of clay, which is abundant in many of our soils. Farmers take advantage of this...
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