5:37 PM Jan 15, 2014

The folks at the Erie County Dog Pound want to remind dog owners that it's time to buy the annual dog license.

The dog tags cost $18 and are supposed to be purchased by the end of January. 

4:47 PM Jan 3, 2014

Last night, I stayed up late watching the scholar athletes at my alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, defeat Alabama 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl. Since OU was a 17-point underdog, the outcome was a real pleasure for Sooner fans.

4:57 PM Dec 30, 2013

The New York Times has posted a fascinating quiz which tries to identify part of the country you are from according to which words you use in everyday conservation.

9:03 PM Dec 22, 2013

I live in Ohio now, but I'm originally from Oklahoma. I noticed some news from my old state this week.

10:02 PM Dec 21, 2013
 
(Here's a guest post by Chicago writer Lynda Barckert, a native of Birmingham in Florence Township in Erie County. Hope everyone's local college kids had an easier time getting home than she did -- Tom)
 
10:40 AM Dec 21, 2013

Here is my annual "best books of the year" blog post, in which I ask some of my favorite people, including authors and pundits, which books particularly impressed them in the past year.

9:30 AM Dec 19, 2013

You know how police states get started.

11:13 AM Dec 17, 2013

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the 2014 inductees: Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, the E Street Band, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein.

5:44 PM Dec 11, 2013

Author Mary Murray Bosrock will be in town Thursday, Dec. 12, to promote her memoir about growing up Catholic in Sandusky, "Mortal Sin on My Soul."

She'll be at the Sawmill Creek Resort shops from noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

4:46 PM Dec 10, 2013

Ed FitzGerald, the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor in next year's race against incumbent John Kasich, has dumped his running mate, state Sen.

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