Saturday, November 18, 2017

Total eclipse an astronomical treat

In case you didn't notice, there was a solar eclipse the other day - Monday, August 21 to be exact. Because I am a bit of a nerd, I had anticipated the day and planned...

The buzz about bees: How these insects impact your life and how your garden...

By Christy Erickson There are thousands of different species of bees around the world, but environmental issues are threatening these insects and this may start to impact people’s daily lives. Bees are essential pollinators for...

Collaborative effort held to sample for grass carp in Sandusky River

FREMONT, Ohio - Fisheries biologists from multiple agencies recently conducted a project on the Sandusky River to assess the ability to capture grass carp, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Crews from...

Rio Wildlife Society to host speaker on feral swine

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Chapter of the Wildlife Society will host a presentation with USDA Wildlife Services feral swine specialist Joe Martin at 3...

Hummingbirds are a favorite summertime visitor

One of the most-loved birds in our area, and everywhere actually, is the hummingbird. There are over 300 different species of hummingbirds around the world, and dozens of species in North America, but here in...

Wellness Center hosting open house Oct. 14, 2017

ALBANY, Ohio - On October 14, 2017 from noon to 5 p.m., Natural Freedom Wellness Center will be hosting their first open house featuring the completion of phase one in their center renovations. Natural Freedom...

FOP & Wildlife Lodge #143 support increased fees for hunting permits

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio (FOP) and Wildlife Officer Lodge #143 are asking legislators to support proposed fee increases for hunting licenses in the State of Ohio. The current proposal...

Spaces Still Available to Become A Certified Youth Fishing Instructor

ATHENS, OH – Any adult, group, or conservation club who has a sincere interest in taking kids fishing should consider becoming a certified Passport to Fishing instructor, according to the Ohio Department of Natural...

2016 is the year of the Cicadas

By Jim Freeman After last appearing in 1999 and before that in 1982, the periodical cicadas will be making their return this spring. At some point this spring, based on the soil temperature, but most likely...

ODNR Offers Fun Hikes in November

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering several fun and free events in November. With the busy holiday season quickly approaching, make sure to schedule some time to get...

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Drugs, Money and weapons seized from Bidwell search warrant

Sheriff Matt Champlin announced the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 14101 State Route 554 near the intersection of State Route 160 in Gallia County, Wednesday afternoon, November 15, 2017. The Gallia...

Charles Leon Saunders

Charles Leon Saunders of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born on December 12, 1926, he was the son of the late Charles and Nancy Saunders.  He was proceeded in death...

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