On Tuesday the 9th of December Cheri Walters, CEO of the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA), spoke at Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center on the new blueprint for Ohio’s Community Mental Health and Addiction Systems called “Recovery Is Beautiful”.

2:31 PM Dec 22, 2014



A real estate agent is not just showing homes and collecting commissions.

I found that out Thursday afternoon when I learned the skills of the trade at Prudential Stadtmiller Realty.

12:00 PM Dec 22, 2014

"I think that that's the wisest thing - to prevent illness before we try to cure something." Maya Angelou

My mother is home, finally. I really wish that anyone out there would take the opportunities and time given to them to prevent illness, especially chronic ones.

11:18 AM Dec 22, 2014

A district treasurer who gets a bill from the school board's lawyer that doesn't detail the work performed has few choices: Send it back and ask for the specifics or pay the bill despite the lack of accountability.

7:00 AM Dec 22, 2014

We've complained in this space before about the neglect of the city-owned former Surf's Up waterfront property at Water and Meigs streets. We've made those concerns known and we're not here today to repeat them.

11:00 AM Dec 21, 2014

Connie Jackson

Erie County Master Gardener 

Garden year around? Aaron, one of our guides in Otovalo, asked if I might enjoy gardening year-round like in Ecuador.

10:15 AM Dec 21, 2014

“Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy: who lives his life throughout the entire year in the Christmas spirit.” -Edwin Osgood Grover

7:00 AM Dec 21, 2014

Beaver are using many of northwest Ohio’s streams and the Lake Erie shoreline to re-colonize into Ohio’s last remaining counties after being absent for nearly two centuries.

6:13 PM Dec 20, 2014

Novelist and college professor Julie Schumacher has at least two big fans in northern Ohio: Me and (perhaps more impressive) novelist Thrity Umrigar.

11:45 AM Dec 20, 2014

Ruble turns to rubble

Russia’s currency, the ruble, collapsed in value this week, falling to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar.

4:00 PM Dec 19, 2014

Sandusky Central Catholic School's "Big Announcement" happened Friday. 

1:33 PM Dec 19, 2014

I’m starting to feel better. 

I’ve had enough of this cold. 

It’s been almost two weeks since I have had a diet pop. 

9:29 AM Dec 19, 2014

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Dec. 13, in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.

12:01 AM Dec 19, 2014

Erie County hit the jackpot last week, scoring the deed and property rights to pipelines from deep Lake Erie formerly owned by NASA.

Acquiring the pipes provides Erie County a significant new resource, giving it access to one-fifth of the world's fresh water.

6:30 PM Dec 18, 2014

Do you seem to get the “winter blues” at the same time each year?

That yearly feeling may be the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

4:16 PM Dec 18, 2014

"You can wish in one hand and [gift] in the other ..."

4:00 PM Dec 18, 2014