One reason we should halt, or at least reduce considerably Obamacare, is because it simply costs too much for what it provides. There is far too much red tape involved, and this being done at the federal level means that much more extra expense.

11:56 AM May 9, 2014

Driving south on Ohio 61 when the sun is shining at just the right angle, you may be as surprised as I was. One particular area will glitter like there are a million diamonds shining at you.

6:03 PM May 8, 2014
                                                                                                                                                  Lois' Story
1:17 PM May 8, 2014

A survey was taken about Water Works Park. I’ve lived here all my life and never heard of the survey. I’ve asked a lot of people and they didn’t get to see it either. (Selective survey?)

12:12 PM May 8, 2014

A couple of months ago, I bought a fluorescent light bulb at a big box home improvement store in North Olmsted, in Cuyahoga County. When the bulb didn't work, I had to exchange it. It was more convenient to exchange it at the chain's store on U.S. 250 in Erie County, so I did.

11:24 AM May 8, 2014

The author of this blog was so moved by the love and dedication of those two Moms on this newspaper’s Between the Lines program last week that he decided to take a moment out from discussing the Ten Principles of

10:19 AM May 8, 2014

This upcoming graduation season, before the first note of Pomp and Circumstances is played, some of the players on the “Commencement Speech Circuit” are being questioned about their presence at present giving ceremonies this spring.

8:58 AM May 8, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's investigation of the 2007 jailhouse death of Craig Burdine could be just a continuing "whatewash" of an "investigation" first conducted by Sandusky County sheriff's detective Sean O'Connell, Burdine's father said Wednesday. 

8:45 AM May 8, 2014
Let’s talk gifts — specifically Mothers Day gifts. I know the florists, greeting card manufacturers, candy purveyors and jewelers count on our devotion to our moms to open up our wallets. And that’s fine.
1:18 PM May 7, 2014

Apparently Port Clinton needs an extra garage for some of its vehicles. There are two properties under consideration, both on Buckeye Boulevard.

The Bauman property on the north side is for sale for $180,000.

11:43 AM May 7, 2014

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12:35 PM May 6, 2014
Sandusky has dropped the ball on the enforcement of the recyclable bins.
12:21 PM May 6, 2014

Well, Mr. Hile invited me last week to sit down for a root beer to observe the intersection of Parish Street and Columbus Avenue at the busy hour basically from 3 to 6 p.m.

9:24 AM May 6, 2014

The dust up between Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard and Norwalk police Chief David Light over a botched raid at a Norwalk home in March is a serious dispute. It's brought problems with how Howard operates the sheriff's office to the public's attention, and that's a good thing.

8:00 AM May 6, 2014

Philip Richter used to run an obscure state agency. Richter is the executive director and staff attorney of the Ohio Elections Commission, which mostly fields complaints and makes rulings when a political candidate wants to complain that an opponent lied about him (or her).

8:22 PM May 5, 2014
Photo assignments involving kids are always a fun experience.

3:19 PM May 5, 2014

I am writing in support of the Erie MetroParks Issue 4 on Tuesday, which adds $1.25 per month for each $100,000 in taxable value. But that price seems small compared to what our parks have to offer.

2:07 PM May 5, 2014