If the Strickland administration wants an Ohio economic indicator that's actually positive, here's something it can brag about: Oil production in Ohio is rising.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

When I was in journalism school in college -- this was a few years ago -- about half of the people at the student newspaper were women. When I got out in the late 1970s, almost all of the editors I knew were men. These days, women editors are common.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra's new conductor, Carl Topilow, is in Sandusky for a couple of days, playing golf with orchestra supporters, attending wine and cheese parties and tackling other onerous marketing duties.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Governor Ted Strickland is hosting a series of education forums in Ohio to prepare the way for his education reform plan, which he's going to announce next year.

None of the forums are in the Sandusky area, but there's one Wednesday in Toledo, so I'm passing on the details to you here.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

If you pay any attention to the news, you already know Sen. Obama has picked Sen. Joe Biden to be his vice presidential running mate.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Commissioner Tom Ferrell wants to know what has happened to the plans to put up a landscaped entrance to greet tourists and shoppers coming to Erie County.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

I've always loved science fiction, so it got my attention when NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman -- describing his three-month trip to the International Space Station this summer -- talked about switching on his iPod to play "Blue Danu

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

We've been experimenting with political features for a couple of years on our Web site, trying to find a good way to help voters make their election decisions.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

A Zogby International poll released Aug. 22 showed Libertarian Bob Barr is drawing support from 8 percent of the Ohio's voters.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Yesterday, I explained why I don't buy the theory that most white voters are a bunch of racists.

But what about black voters? Do they automatically line up behind the black candidate?

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010
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