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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Hover flies are just annoying; bite of horse fly is memorable

By Ed Lentz During the Hancock County Fair, I had many inquiries about the prevalence of sweat bees this year. However, in most situations, these...

It’s time to spray for bagworms

Bagworms began to hatch from their protective cocoons several weeks ago. A few bagworms do little harm. However, many bagworms on a shrub or tree...

Do we have to stop for a BVC bus?

Q: Should we stop and not pass the white Blanchard Valley Center vans/buses? They have flashing lights, but do not have the stop signs...

Eagle is unfinished folk art

Q: What about the "eagle monument" on the east side of Hancock County 220, just south of Van Buren? -- Joe Rowan, rural Findlay. A:...

Corn mazes, pumpkin patches fall under agritourism laws

Agritourism is popular in agriculture. Many of us participate each fall by wandering through a corn maze, visiting an orchard, and taking the kids...

Poaching is a dangerous and thoughtless act

Facebook has proven to be a valuable tool for hunting poachers. In June 2013, Nevada wildlife officers were tipped off concerning a Facebook posting that...

Tips for planting spring forages

By ED LENTZ The abnormally wet April has made it difficult for farmers to start field activities. One of these activities is planting...

How did settlers pay for land in Ohio?

Q: How much did the first Ohio immigrants pay for government land? Could they request specific areas? -- Jeannette Trout, Upper Sandusky. A: At first,...

Building near river prompts question

Q: Findlay and Hancock County have demolished buildings north of the Main Street bridge. Yet, on the northeast side of the bridge, on the northern...

Why do birds attack windows?

Q: Why are birds, particularly cardinals, attacking our windows? I've never noticed this behavior before. -- Bruce Hardy, Findlay. A: Many birds, including cardinals and...
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