The official White House Web site has already changed. While the new administration obviously has just begun posting material to the site, there’s already an official blog with several items.

The Sandusky Library is hosting a program at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 on the Beatles’ 1964 and 1966 visits to Cleveland. The event is the 45th anniversary of the band’s first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

The Erie County Humane Society reports that it has two all white 6-month-old cats available for adoption.

Yesterday, I was tapped to write what might be termed an “obituary feature” story for the paper, an article about Sue Reardon, a longtime Sandusky Library employee with a strong interest in history and the arts.

Erie County’s health department is joining the national “healthy homes” movement to help people stay safe where they live and rest. It is hosting a conference at Kalahari Waterpark and Resort on Jan. 21.

U.S. Sen. George Voinovich’s announcement that he won’t seek another term reminded me of when he came to visit the Sandusky Register a couple of years ago.

My fellow blogger Sue Daugherty, who never seems to run out of causes,  has a new issue she’s trying to call attention to.

Every third Saturday of the month, NASA Glenn Research Station (located at Cleveland Hopkins airport) has a special program at its visitor center.

My headline refers not to our nation as a whole, but to The Nation magazine, a left wing magazine and Web site that has named U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, one of its "Most Valuable Progressives of 2008."

Next time you go fishing in Sandusky, look for two very tall fishermen with foreign accents. They may be NBA basketball stars.

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