In just a couple weeks it will be seven years since Jess Burdine's son Craig died while in the custody at the Sandusky County Jail. 

JOSEPHINE’S STORY
 
When glam-rockers Panic! at the Disco performed in Kansas City, Mo., recently, they ran into a problem with the outspoken homophobes of Westboro Baptist Church.

Not long ago — actually less than a week ago — I had a very basic understanding of the sport of rowing. 

Long, skinny boat. Oars. How hard could it be?

Last Tuesday, I made my way to the Sandusky Bay Rowing Association's boathouse to find out.

The fact our elected officials in Washington get paid as salaried personnel, 24/7/365 a year during their term(s), is why it’s easy to believe they’re taking full advantage of that fact.

An increase in taxes again?

Seriously?

The city of Sandusky is cash-strapped once again.

The city wants to either increase the income tax or increase the admissions tax to Cedar Point, or both. Why penalize city residents or Cedar Point visitors?

In reading Bob Walls’ letter to the editor recently, he stated, “If you love Port Clinton, then you will love CORD” Be informed that I love Port Clinton dearly but I, Mr. Walls, do not love CORD.

The second annual Chris Smith Memorial scramble is set for Aug. 2 at Woussickett with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
I have battled obesity since I graduated  from high school in 1997. 
 
In the past four years, I have gone  from 410 pounds to 318 and back up to 340  pounds. 
 

My name is Ross Taylor. I'm 33 years old and a lifelong resident of Erie County. 

The city manager has been initiated into the wonderful world of Sandusky politics while attending his first commission meeting. The manager was asked to use his mediation skills to negotiate a tax increase agreement between big business and the residents.
 

So why is U.S. 6 called the Grand Army of the Republic Highway? 

Waterworks Park should remain a park because public land should be kept for public use.

Conservation Reserve Programs workshop; Emergency assistance for livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish program
I recently read an article about stinging nettles, and was so intrigued by the potential health benefits that I decided to do a little more research on the plant.
 
•Your help is needed with food and games for a fun carnival event Aug. 1 and 2 at a local food bank/ children’s center.