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It’s time to break out that gun or bow that’s been sitting in the closet the past eight months or so. It is now August, and that means fairs coming to an end, schools starting back up, football, and...
It is almost becoming commonplace this time of year, the moving of a black bear through our part of the state, and the past few weeks have been no exception with reports of a bear passing through Meigs County. While...
In addition to hamburgers, hot dogs, and fireworks during this past week’s Independence Day holiday, one thing you may have enjoyed, if you were very lucky, was the sight of a Bald Eagle – something that would have been...
A few years ago, there was a lot of discussion on the status of feral swine in Ohio. Although the talk may have settled down, I’m sure that the hogs haven’t disappeared. Just a few days ago, the National Pork...
Dragonflies and damselflies will be the focus of a free program to be held Tuesday afternoon/evening at the Meigs SWCD Conservation Area on New Lima Road between Rutland and Harrisonville. There are over 150 species of dragonflies and damselflies that...
I’ve always been told there is no such thing as a bad kid with a fishing pole in his hand. Now I can’t say that is always true, but for the most part my experiences with kids and fishing...
Meigs County Clean-Up Day coming May 19 POMEROY, Ohio – The popular, annual Meigs County Clean-Up Day will be held Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meigs County Fairgrounds at Rock Springs. The event is for...
Spring gobbler season underway Monday All of the prep is over, Ohio’s spring wild turkey season for adults begins Monday morning – at least in the South Zone, which includes all but five northeastern Ohio counties. Ohio youths have the...
Like many people I was wondering when we were going to notice climate change. I just didn’t expect it to all happen during a single, long, Presidents’ Day weekend. Consider this: we had a storm with high winds, power outages...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that it is removing the Eastern Cougar from its threatened and endangered species list. While in some cases that could be cause for celebration, in this case it is because the...
Keep your eyes open for snowy owls. Although they are rare visitors to our part of the country, the snowy owl population is in the midst of an irruption – a fancy word for a large number of animals showing...
The morning of Nov. 11, 1940, was unusually warm in the upper Midwest as hundreds (if not thousands) of duck hunters took advantage of the warm weather and the holiday to take to the field along the productive Mississippi...
What do the Meigs County village of Middleport, the city of St. Paul, Minn., a U.S. Navy warship, and the date Dec. 7 have in common? They are all oddly connected and intertwined by the 1941 Japanese Attack on...
For some reason, Raccoon Creek has been on my mind a lot lately. For instance, last weekend I attended the annual meeting of the Raccoon Creek Partnership, which is a local non-profit partnership dedicated to the restoration of Raccoon Creek,...
Although Ohio’s deer hunters are new to using straight-walled cartridge rifles, the most popular cartridge among those same hunters is 144 years old. This November marks the fourth year that Ohio’s deer hunters can use rifles chambered in straight-walled cartridges...

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