I'm in Columbus today, with five of my colleagues from the Sandusky Register, attending the Spring Conference 2009 of the Society of Professional Journalists.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

I’ve been switching beats, from covering the county commissioners to covering business. There’s been an important change in how county commissioners are covered by the news media, and I thought I’d share it with you.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

My home state, Oklahoma, has just adopted an official state rock song.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

You know that really big lake that sits next to us? I'm busy learning all about it.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

The Great Lakes tend to be lumped together, but one lake can be very different from another, as I learned when I spent the weekend at Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island (next to Put-in-Bay) as part of my Great Waters Institute journalism fellowship.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

If you’re tired of always hearing bad news about the environment, here’s a spot of good news: The Lake Erie Water Snake is thriving.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Saturday's visit by former Congressman John Kasich, who is a commentator for the Fox News cable TV channel, will give local Republicans a look at a man who might run for governor in 2010 against the incumbent Democratic governor, Ted Strickland.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

The two men running for the Ohio House position that represents Erie and Ottawa counties have joined the call for Attorney General Marc Dann to step down.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Here's an odd term I learned over the weekend -- isostatic rebound -- that describes a a really odd geologic phenomena I never heard of before. Have you felt the earth moving slowly under your feet?

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

 

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