Cold may have thinned insect pests

As we finally see spring conditions, farmers and others are asking whether insect pests will be reduced because of the severe winter. Normally, Ohio seldom gets cold enough to help cause significant mortality during the winter....

What is the Scotland, firefighter connection?

Q: I watched the ceremony for the Toledo firemen who lost their lives. At the end, the bagpipes played, “Scotland the Brave.” How did the relationship between Scotland and firefighters come about? — Roberta L. Larson,...

Local Pheasants chapter founder dedicated to cause

Wayne Crowe was one of the founders of Hancock County’s Pheasants Forever chapter and, over the years, he has served as president, banquet and habitat chairpersons. Along with his work helping landowners, Wayne has also converted...

Agencies offer well water info

Safe and available drinking water is something all of us need and often take for granted. Our municipal water treatment systems have done such a good job that we do not think about what is required to ensure safe water. Those who live...

Why were Civil War cannons moved?

Q: A large picture in the library shows the Hancock County Courthouse in the 1920s or 1930s and, on its front lawn, a Civil War monument with four cannons. Are those now in Maple Grove Cemetery? If so, when and why were they moved?...

Birding is big business along Lake Erie coast

Birding along Lake Erie contributes $30 million to the economy every year, and Ohio’s 1.6 million self-identified birders alone spend over $750 million annually on their pursuits. The Ohio Division of Wildlife and Ohio Sea Grant...

Safe, abundant, affordable food

Today is National Agriculture Day, a day established to celebrate the contributions that agriculture has made to our lives. It is a time to reflect on what it takes to produce food for our tables and fibers for our clothing, a time to...

How many crossings are there in Findlay?

Q: Our fifth-period language arts and reading class discussed how many railroad crossings Findlay has. We couldn’t find the information. Can you help? — Roseann Jagla Halliday, teacher, Glenwood Middle School, Findlay. A:...
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