How will electric cars affect gas taxes?

Q: With more electric cars being produced, how are the states going to collect gasoline taxes on them? — Bob Feighner, Findlay. A: States are grappling with this. Many say states need every tax dollar to fix and expand...

Birdwatchers sight mute swan in Findlay

Steve and Sally Rice, encouraged by reports of snow geese in the area, went searching for them. Unable to locate the snows near the reservoirs, they explored the clay pits on Findlay’s south side. There, they spotted one of...

A certain type of mosquito, one not found in Ohio, transmits Zika virus

As with any new disease, especially with the Zika virus, anxiety can allow our minds to wander to a point that we forget what is known. One of the roles of Ohio State University Extension is to provide the latest research on issues...

What’s wrong with corn syrup?

Q: We corn-country folks know corn is good food. So, why do people knock high-fructose corn syrup? A: The vegetable and the sweetener have little in common. Corn’s nutrition and healthy fiber have been stripped from the syrup....

Duck, duck, goose, but is it snow or blue? It’s both

Pat Howard, of rural Mount Blanchard, spotted some unusually large birds while heading south on Ohio 37. She and her husband recognized them as snow geese and contacted me to report her sighting. I went to the area and found the birds...

Elmwood is doing it for Derek

A basketball season at Elmwood, that started as a nightmare, could end in dream-come-true fashion tonight. When the Royals’ boys basketball team takes the floor at home against Fostoria, a share of the Northern Buckeye Conference...

Conservation Tillage Conference featuring more than 60 speakers

Farmers are attending meetings to help them stay profitable in a year of low grain prices. One of the largest meetings is the Conservation Tillage Conference at Ohio Northern University’s McIntosh Center, Ada, on March 2 and 3....

Is Findlay’s water safe?

Q: As a new resident, I find Findlay’s drinking water has a strong chemical taste. Is it safe? Do they check for PFOA? — Bill Murray, Findlay. A: Yes, the water is safe to drink, city officials say. It is regularly tested...
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