UP: The season is upon us. What season, you ask? The season when the best things from rural Ohio come together at the dinner table. Many produce stands and farm markets have opened for business, and more will do the same in coming days and weeks. The offerings will only get better and better. It doesn’t get any better than when melons, corn and tomatoes reach market, especially when you know it was locally grown. The Hancock County Farmers’ Market is now open for business each Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts parking lot in downtown Findlay. Others are held on Fridays in Arlington and Saturdays in Bluffton. Many area produce stands, meanwhile, are open daily — until supplies run out. Take time to visit them regularly and soon; the best eating season of the year is short.
UP: As we’ve opined before, we like the idea of adding bike trails and lanes to some of Findlay’s streets. Officials should always be looking to encourage residents to exercise and better connect with our parks. Cory Street has already been aligned with bike paths, and now we learn (Page A1 story, July 14) that both Lincoln and Blanchard streets will have space set aside for bikes in the future, as well. Expanding the Blanchard River Greenway Trail all the way to Riverbend Recreation Area is an admirable goal, too. But as more people begin to take to the roads on two-wheelers, we hope they first review the basics of bike skills that come with sharing space with bigger, motorized vehicles. Come to think of it, perhaps everyone should review the rules of the road, including the already-in-effect state law that requires motorists to give bike riders at least 3 feet of space, regardless of the road they’re on.