Judges sometimes hand down criminal penalties as a way to reform a criminal. Sometimes they are handed down solely as punishment, to send a message.

6:20 PM Jan 27, 2015

According to the Nielsen Company, President Obama’s televised State of the Union address shown last week on ABC, Al Jazeera America, Azteca, CBS, CNN, Fox, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Galavision, MSNBC, MundoFox, NBC and Univision was viewed by 31.7 million people.

5:00 PM Jan 27, 2015

You have 30 days and 30 votes to help "A Great Lake Place" win a national competition. 

BudgetTravel.com is hosting a contest for "America's Coolest Small Towns" in 2015.

3:33 PM Jan 27, 2015

I just read the Sandusky register’s article “Sandusky could slam breaks on transit operations” and was a bit confused why commissioner Murray was interviewed.

1:52 PM Jan 27, 2015

FIT Challenger Kevin Scarpino has found himself in the same situation as many young men his age. 

Work and life happens and we forget to take care of ourselves. A few years go by and we don't even recognize ourselves in the mirror.  

1:45 PM Jan 27, 2015
The city asked the voters for more money to be taken out of their paychecks, and voters approved the tax, but little did the taxpayers know what would soon follow.   
 
12:06 PM Jan 27, 2015

topey@sanduskyregister.com

A local sports icon has been on the air at 1450 WLEC for 40 years.

10:30 AM Jan 27, 2015

Anna Givens and Jennifer Ashburn, members of the executive committee of the Sandusky chapter of the NAACP, were our guests on Between the Lines on Friday.

11:43 AM Jan 26, 2015

Years ago, when I lived in Oklahoma, I drove three hours across the state, from Lawton to Tulsa, to meet my all time favorite mystery writer, Lawrence Block. I couldn't leave until I finished work, and I managed to arrive just in time, as he was trying to pack up to leave.

11:28 AM Jan 26, 2015

It was a really great past week!

I got in several workouts this week; two with Shawn Zahel at NOMS and several by myself or with friends.

I worked really hard with my fitness this past week.

I can feel myself getting strong and faster.

11:25 AM Jan 26, 2015
I work late several nights a week so I’ll usually prepare much of dinner the night before and enlist the kids to help so we can eat shortly after I get home.
4:58 PM Jan 25, 2015

Marie Hildebrandt, Erie County Master Gardener

There’s something to be said for living within your comfort zone.

8:00 AM Jan 25, 2015

It appears a decision whether fired Ohio Patrol trooper Ricky Vitte Jr. will get back his job could be in the hands of just one person: Sandusky County Common Pleas Court Judge Barbara Ansted.

6:00 PM Jan 24, 2015

With ice conditions on Lake Erie and elsewhere providing opportunities for recreational use, the number of places to get onto the ice is surprisingly limited.

5:33 PM Jan 24, 2015

Everyone has an excuse, good bad or indifferent. 

An excuse or rationalization can be made for any decision a person is faced with. 

12:14 PM Jan 24, 2015

This year's 5k season starts a little earlier with the Tim Dorsey 5k scheduled for Saturday, February 28 at Margaretta High School.

Tim Dorsey 5k Facebook page

6:34 AM Jan 24, 2015