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

SLIPPERY ELM
(Ulmus rubra) (sometimes referred to as U. fulva)

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

US crude oil supplies are continuing to swell, reaching nearly 400 million barrels last week, the highest level since 1931. Oil supplies are rising even as refineries are running near full-speed, pumping out large volumes of gasoline and diesel fuel.

12:14 PM May 5, 2014

I am writing to the voters of Sandusky to join me and my family in voting yes for the renewal levy for Sandusky City Schools.

11:51 AM May 5, 2014
Dropping off a hot meal, visiting with someone for just a moment and having a laugh with fellow volunteers.

Sound good?

10:29 AM May 5, 2014
I’m usually fairly observant. I’m the guy who’ll notice critters along the road, deer emerging from woods, new businesses opening and others shutting their doors.
2:56 PM May 4, 2014

Like a prizefighter throwing a fight, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will take a fall this week when his office presents evidence to a grand jury in the death of Craig Burdine at the Sandusky County Jail in 2007.

8:05 AM May 4, 2014
April was a very exciting month for birding as new migrants arrived each week.

Two very unlikely birds showed up — one very striking in appearance, and one not so pretty but just as special.

4:36 PM May 3, 2014