Poultry producers tighten security

After a quiet fall, an avian influenza virus again has been detected in commercial poultry, this time in southern Indiana. Nine other cases have been found in that area since the first confirmed case on Jan. 14. It has been identified...

Trying to stem the decline

There is no better time to assess the current state of high school wrestling specifically, and the high school athletics in particular, than the weekend of the Van Buren Invitational. With 29 head coaches on hand at Van Buren, there is...

How long will the turbines last?

Q: Is the builder of the wind turbines near Findlay, One Energy, getting government subsidies? How long will it take it to recoup its investment? What’s the expected life of the turbines? — Mark Olson, rural Findlay. A: One...

During tax season, consider Division of Wildlife

The Ohio Division of Wildlife was created during a time when wildlife populations were vanishing at an alarming rate. The mission then, and still is, to manage, protect and restore wildlife populations to improve our quality of life....

Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations being sought

Hancock County recognizes those who have contributed to agriculture, because farmers and agri-businesses have added to its economy since the pioneers settled in the area. The Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame award recognizes...

Who are the people with the banners?

Q: Who are the people manning the “shame” banners around Findlay? Are they union members or hired by a union? Are they paid union scale? And what’s their beef? — Tom Thompson, Findlay. A: The...

The nose knows: How hunting dogs find their prey

Bob St. Pierre is Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s vice president of marketing. Like many hunters, he spends many hours with his dog as they scour fields and woodlots for pheasants, grouse and woodcock. With a keen interest...

Where’s the beef? Steak, burger production down past few years

Cattle herd reductions during years of high grain prices and limited forage availability caused by droughts in the West have cut the availability and raised prices for steak and hamburger. Besides receiving record prices, beef...
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