New Year’s Eve  practically requires you to live it up.  It is the night for sparkling clothes, sparkling jewelry, sparkling conversation and sparkling beverages. 

6:33 AM Dec 31, 2014

Normally, this is the time of year when we pause a moment or two and reflect about the top stories that were written during 2014.

Normally.

5:00 PM Dec 30, 2014

FIT Challenger Sherry Waugh has lost a pound and a half since her last article, but she is actually up a half a pound since our measurements two weeks ago. 

This is the first backslide she has had throughout the FIT Challenge. 

4:59 PM Dec 30, 2014

The aliens from the three-star system are on their way to attack Earth. It's not looking good.

First contact  novels — encounters between Earth people and extraterrestrials — are a staple in science fiction. 

1:22 PM Dec 30, 2014

Nothing could be finer than to build your lake liner in Sandusky.

It's as difficult to find a rhyme with “Sandusky” as it is for the word “orange,” but the decision by WindRider International to locate here is better than any rhythmic verse: It's the perfect fit.

11:15 AM Dec 30, 2014

For nearly two years, this editorial board has supported efforts in the private and public sectors to bring the full circle of care for drug addiction treatment to the region. Treatment, not incarceration, is the call from the community and we've echoed that view.

4:37 PM Dec 29, 2014

The city needs to come out from behind closed doors so more business can be discussed at the commission table instead of in executive sessions and through e-mail.

4:35 PM Dec 29, 2014

"The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can't let yourself be beat because of lack of effort." — Michael Jordan
 

1:02 PM Dec 29, 2014

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is running its year-end articles in the newspaper's books section and I noticed that book critic Joanna Connors included Huron author Kurt Landefeld's new novel in her roundup of

10:30 AM Dec 29, 2014
By BARBARA WAGNER
Erie County Master Gardener
4:04 PM Dec 28, 2014
In this lull between Christmas and the new year there’s more time for reflection. It’s not hard to think the world is headed in the wrong direction. And the nightly news reinforces that impression each day.
2:42 PM Dec 28, 2014

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Dec. 20, in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.

11:01 AM Dec 28, 2014

By: Barbara Wagner

Erie County Master Gardener

10:15 AM Dec 28, 2014

Many states offer a special deer season for those who wish to hunt with a muzzleloader or other primitive weapon.

6:52 PM Dec 27, 2014
“A diamond doesn't start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I'm that diamond.”  Solange Nicole 
 
12:44 PM Dec 27, 2014

2015: A year of rising commodities demand?

2014 saw staggering drops in numerous commodities, hurting producers of the raw materials. As a result, analysts are expecting newfound demand to arise in 2015 as bargain hunters and investors take advantage of deep discounts.

2:15 PM Dec 26, 2014
Rare admission of lost paperwork leads to short payoff offer
 
In one of the strangest stories I’ve heard in the wacky world of securitized mortgage loan defense, Jacob came in several weeks ago to tell us about his parents’ mortgage.
11:31 AM Dec 26, 2014