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...

‘Amazing’ corn starts with a seed

Most of the corn has been planted in the region. Markets will begin to think about all the potential uses for the grain, but even the seed is quite a miracle in itself. Something that is slightly more than a half-inch in length and...

How much actually goes to the charity?

Q: What percentage of an average charitable donation actually goes to help “the cause,” or, probably the question should be: How much of each donation goes for administrative costs? They keep coming and coming! —...

Trout try to make Lake Erie comeback

Lake trout are a cold water species native to Lake Erie, but are listed as a species of concern in Ohio. The population was extirpated by sea lamprey predation and poor water quality prior to efforts to clean up the lake. The Lake Erie...

Weeds can be colorful but also poisonous to livestock

The delayed planting this spring has allowed many weeds to survive longer and get larger. Some fields have weeds with striking yellow flowers. In fact, some of these fields have so many yellow-flowered weeds that it resembles a new...

Who was President Van Buren?

Q: Van Buren is a big name around here because of President Martin Van Buren. Was anything special about him? A: Van Buren (1782-1862), the eighth president, was: The first president not born a British subject, Spoke Dutch as his first...

Bird counts provide insight into avian habits

On May 7, the Hancock County Naturalists conducted their annual spring bird count. The information gained from the survey provides a historical snapshot of changing land-use patterns, migration habits and bird numbers and frequencies....
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