12:44 PM Sep 20, 2011

The past week did not go as planned. I only went to the gym twice; once for a boot camp class with Derek Nimrichter and the other was a short upper-body and squat workout with Trevor Tieche on Friday.

12:43 PM Sep 20, 2011

There is not much for me to say this week. My son went back to school Monday, so as planned I was back in the gym doing my normal routine.

11:06 AM Sep 20, 2011

Well, I weighed in today at 255 pounds before I worked out!  That's pretty good since I endured a bachelor party on Saturday. 

2:57 PM Sep 17, 2011

I toured the new attractions for HalloWeekends for the Sandusky Register on Thursday night. I've written up a story for the paper, but I want to use this blog to share my personal opinions for people who love Halloween as much as I do:

4:34 PM Sep 16, 2011

This week on Five Points with Emil and Andy we tackle the sewage overflow issue, new information in recent police misconduct and why in the world anyone would watch Sex in the City.

2:25 PM Sep 16, 2011

Erie County Sheriff Terry Lyons was our guest on Between the Lines this week. We also talked to Ashley Bethard from Funcoast and Merry-Go-Round Museum executive director Vicki Vandenbout.

4:49 PM Sep 15, 2011

The other day, my wife and I saw one of the best documentaries ever, "American Experience: Freedom Riders."

12:43 PM Sep 15, 2011

Editor's note: Not everyone agreed with my August 11 blog post criticizing the Sandusky City Commission for launching a crackdown against homeowners who rent Sandusky ho

11:21 AM Sep 13, 2011

Just finishing up circuit and ready to run my 2 miles. I know that's not that much since FIT Challenge contestant Jacob Mohr begins his workout with a 3-mile run. LOL.

11:19 AM Sep 13, 2011

This past week went well. I only went to the gym three times. I worked out with my personal trainer Trevor Tieche twice; the other time I attended the new  BOSU class at Bodi N Balance. It went pretty good.

1:52 PM Sep 8, 2011

Reporters Emil Whitis and Andy Ouriel talk about the veteran who had a beef with Burger King's tattered flag, police misconduct and the stinkiest spots in the Sandusky area.

1:44 PM Sep 6, 2011

Emil and Andy talk about the possible Frontier League stadium, their dream jobs and more.

Watch the program in the player below. You can click to different parts by using the time bar at the bottom of the player. Five Points airs every Thursday at 1 p.m.

1:31 PM Sep 6, 2011

 The weeks since my past couple of blogs have gotten better. Last week started out with a new class taught by my personal trainer Trevor Tieche in the Bodi N Balance new fitness room. It was a boot camp style class, nonstop moving and about a minute at each of the 10 stations. 

10:36 AM Sep 6, 2011

 Things are going good for me. My husband has knowledge about getting fit and he has started to step in and help me finish this challenge, as well as changing our entire family's lifestyle, not just mine. 

10:33 AM Sep 6, 2011

 Four-day weekends are rough on the schedule and diet, especially when three fantasy football drafts, high school football game (good job Blue Streaks), wedding and Labor Day bash are all-must-attend events. 

10:30 AM Sep 1, 2011

What do you call an Op-Ed that warns that white people are in trouble in the U.S. because the number of Hispanic people in the U.S. is rising?

Why, it's an award-winner!