6:26 PM Mar 23, 2010

He had the stature of a working man, with big calloused hands and a lively disposition. We started talking when we were both in the buffet line at a wedding reception, five or more years ago.

6:26 PM Mar 23, 2010

"I would like to applaud my fellow commissioners and (city manager) Mr.

6:26 PM Mar 23, 2010

The newsroom constantly works to develop new products, and on Friday we decided to cover a mock disaster in Perkins Township.

6:26 PM Mar 23, 2010

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6:26 PM Mar 23, 2010

Governor Ted Strickland and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur were all atwitter Wednesday when the announcement came that 86 of 88 Ohio counties will receive $1 billion in federal loan assistance guarantees.

6:26 PM Mar 23, 2010

It's a big day Tuesday for Sandusky city commissioners. There's a court hearing at 1:30 p.m.

6:26 PM Mar 23, 2010

Saturday morning I went to Central Park, where I planned to mow the grass. Thought it would be a good idea. Just wanted to spruce the old place up a bit. The notion to do it hit me with a quiet Hamiltonian zeal; almost Zen-like.

6:26 PM Mar 23, 2010

The recyclables in my garage are piling up the same way they pile up at recycling centers across Erie County. The last time I went to the drop-off center at the county building near the fairgrounds off Columbus Avenue, there was no room in the bins and junk was flying with the wind.

6:26 PM Mar 23, 2010

This year has not been as good as others, so far, and it all starts with appliances. The toaster, the CD player, the light fixture over the dining room table and the one in the closet, all have malfunctioned.

6:26 PM Mar 23, 2010

A teen girl who sent a nude photograph of herself to her boyfriend using her cell phone was charged with unruliness after her 18-year-old boyfriend forwarded that same photo to his friends after they broke off their romance. With what would you guess police charged the boyfriend?

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