The transition has begun at the Erie County commissioners.

Pat Shenigo, the commissioner-elect, attended Thursday's and today's commission meetings, and told me he intends to keep coming to the meetings. He takes office in January.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Paul McCartney, the famous ex-Beatle, has done something at age 66 that’s kind of unexpected — he’s released a really good new album.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Plain Dealer columnist Thomas Suddes, in yesterday’s paper, has an impassioned column arguing that Congress needs to to move quickly to bail out the Big Three automakers.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

The U.S. Senate is an exclusive 100-member club, so when one member picks on another, it tends to raise hard feelings.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

As the debate goes on about bailing out the Big Three American automakers, you may have heard the figure manufactured by General Motors that UAW workers are paid $73 an hour.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Along with the other organizations getting in line in Washington, D.C., to ask for a bailout, such as banks, General Motors and state governments, you can add another group — public libraries. If Congress can’t write the check during the day, lawmakers can leave it in the slot after hours.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

This weekend, the Ohio Veterans Home is taking part in a national effort to place holiday wreaths on the graves of America’s veterans.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

What’s a holiday season without Christmas carols? The Firelands Chorus, marking its 50th anniversary this year, will be singing many holiday favorites when it performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

The Erie County Humane Society is again offering Christmas stockings for pets, so that your dog or cat won’t feel left out of the Christmas or Hanukkah celebration.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Santa Claus is pretty busy this month, but perhaps because Sandusky has such a rich Christmas tradition, he’s agreed again to put in regular appearances in downtown Sandusky.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010
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