Severe winter may cause fish kills

Eugene Braig, Ohio State University Extension’s pond specialist, thinks this severe winter may have an effect on fish in ponds. He has reported that winter fish kills are uncommon in Ohio. However, the prolonged cold and...

Who won FHS’ last state title?

Q: Who or what was the last person or team from Findlay High School to win a state championship? — Michael J. LaRocco, Tallahassee, Fla. A: Tyler Brown won the high jump and the 400-meter dash at last year’s state track and...

Ohio makes the list of top 10 fishing spots in U.S.

Winter keeps hanging on and here’s one Midwesterner who would love to get a shot at that weather-prognosticating groundhog. Rather than frightening my wife with the idea of a woodchuck casserole, I’ll just dream of the...

Speakers, vendors, farmers to attend Conservation Tillage Conference

Farmers will have the opportunity to participate in next week’s Conservation Tillage Conference, one of the largest agricultural programs in northwestern Ohio. More than 500 farmers, consultants, industry representatives,...

Why the fractions in gas prices?

Q: Why are gasoline prices put at nine-tenths of a cent? If I bought exactly one gallon, would I get one-tenth of a cent in change? Do oil companies keep the change? — Anonymous. A: Fractional pricing, as it is called, began...

Proposed changes to Ohio’s deer season announced

The Ohio Wildlife Council has received the 2014-15 hunting proposals for deer season dates, bag limit changes and the possibility of allowing some straight-walled cartridges for deer hunting. Division of Wildlife biologists propose...

Ohio’s legal rules for farm leases

OSU Extension’s farm lease workshop last week pointed out that lease agreements will be critical in coming years since many farm prices and rental rates are not sustainable with projected grain prices. One of the speakers, Peggy...

Was Abe really that honest?

Q: How honest was “Honest Abe” Lincoln? A: Biographer Benjamin P. Thomas tells this story from just after Lincoln’s days as postmaster in New Salem, Ill., in the 1830s: “Dr. A.G. Henry, one of Lincoln’s...
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