Mercedes has been a tough-luck kitty, but she's trying to make a comeback with a new home.

She's currently a resident of the Erie County Humane Society's shelter, seeking a new owner.

1:43 PM Apr 25, 2011

I recently read Ty Roth's "So Shelly," a novel that's set in Sandusky. (The city is slightly fictionalized as "Ogontz," but it's clear where the setting is.) Roth is a local teacher.

10:32 AM Apr 21, 2011

Did you ever wonder what kind of music small town kids in North Dakota listen to? I would have guessed country music, but apparently German heavy metal music is big, too.

5:51 PM Apr 18, 2011

The Civil War began 150 years ago, on Tuesday.

4:08 PM Apr 15, 2011

On Monday, when NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified before Congress, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown asked whether NASA would require commercial companies and NASA's own new rockets to carry out necessary tests on the ground first.

Brown had a specific site in mind for the tests. 

12:26 AM Apr 14, 2011

Kevin Drum, a Mother Jones blogger, is ordinarily a reliable leftist.
But when President Obama wanted to bomb Libya -- without bothering to
ask Congress first -- Drum was OK with it:

5:10 PM Apr 7, 2011

The current darling of the Tea Party crowd, U.S. Rep Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has been booked as a Lincoln Day dinner speaker for U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green.

3:07 PM Apr 4, 2011

As I wrote recently, U.S. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is riding high in the polls as he heads into a re-election campaign next year.

5:03 PM Apr 1, 2011

Thomas Suddes, one of the Cleveland Plain Dealer's better columnists, had a scathing piece in last Sunday's PD which roasted Republican lawmakers in Columbus for their Voter ID card bill and attac

5:11 PM Mar 31, 2011

 If you don't have enough things to worry about, I may be able to help you out., a personal finance Web site, sent me a news release today of the "Top Ten States Most at Risk of Disaster."

3:01 PM Mar 28, 2011


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