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

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

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
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