There are more than 2,000 types of wild mushrooms in Ohio. Some are poison. Some aren't, and those are the ones that get people of all ages out in early spring searching for morchella, otherwise known as morel or sponge mushrooms.
Octogenarian Betty Schmitt of Mendon has been hunting mushrooms since she was a little girl living around Geneva, Ind. One of nine children, they all learned early to identify those highly-prized sponges. [More]
ELIDA - Coldwater nearly saw a four-run lead in the fifth evaporate, only to battle through and open its tournament play with a 10-7 win over Columbus Grove in the Division III sectional softball tournament at Dorothy Edwards Field in Elida on Saturday morning. [More]