6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

There have possibly been other Ohio first ladies as charming as Frances Strickland, but it's doubtful there have been any as entertaining.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

If Ohio lawmakers don't act quickly, the Buckeye State may be the last among eight Great Lakes states to pass the Great Lakes compact, which bans transfers of water outside of the Great Lakes drainage basin.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Erie County officials love Ohio Bike Week, the annual motorcycle festival that grows bigger every year, bringing tourist dollars (and sales tax revenues) to Erie County. But they've balked at letting armored vehicles park on the courthouse lawn.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

The best part of the  Ohio Republican Party's new "Dump Dann" Web site is its collection of editorial cartoons about Dann's sex scandal.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

It's time to fix the clock on top of the Erie County Courthouse, county administrator Mike Bixler says.

After Bixler explained Thursday the county was going to repair the clock so that it will work correctly, county commissioner Nancy McKeen asked, "On all four sides?"

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

State Sen. Mark Wagoner, R-Toledo,  has a new daughter.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Thursday night's annual meeting of the Ohio Lakefront Group provides a snapshot of what's going on in the legal war between the group (which says beaches in the members' backyards are private property and the Ohio Environmental Council (which contends the beaches are private property that should

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

The Ohio Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment protecting the water rights of private property owners in Ohio.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Alex MacNicol, director of the Erie Regional Planning Commission, is defending the work done for the county by Greg Sherman, Erie County's economic development consultant.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Finally, a bit of good financial news for the Erie County commissioners.

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