6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Get stimulus money

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur led a meeting of local public officials last week, where the turnout was amazing and Kaptur was direct.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

The irony is just when you need them most, budget cuts for the Erie County Jobs and Family Services agency, and peer agencies across the five-county region, make it more difficult to provide all the services agency workers would like to provide.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

City commissioner Pervis Brown Jr. is the wild card on city commission, and ex-officio Mayor Craig Stahl needs to speak his truth about city finances.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

In a recent letter to the editor, a reader from Sandusky asked what the Register might write in an editorial about the Perkins Schools teachers in hot water over double payments they received on health benefits po

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Here's a thumbs up to Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton, who on Saturday expressed some anger about the lake rescue of 134 ice fishers near Crane Creek State Park.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

The move by some area bar owners to repeal the state ban on smoking in small neighborhood taverns sure is interesting, and it's not likely to be overturned without a court case. And a court case might be just what the doctor ordered.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Just how Gov. Ted Strickland will pay for the funding hike he’s proposed for Ohio’s public schools remains to be seen. At least he had the guts to put it on the table, however, and keep with the timeframe he established when he took office in January 2007.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Maybe some people were just born with the ability to talk effectively to the media. If so, then Brian Vogt, a vice president at American Coating Specialists in Norwalk, is one of those people.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Team Nuesse and the city's crack shot legal team kept me cooling my jets this morning, waiting to testify at the Kim Nuesse civil service hearing. They also kept waiting acting Perkins police Chief Robb Parthemore and Lt. Al Matthews, and former Perkins police Chief Tim McClung.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

Fired Sandusky police Chief Kim Nuesse's civil service hearing is a dog-and-pony show costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter is the dog, and retired judge Joseph Cirigliano is the pony.

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