Time is flying by!

I can't believe we are almost through our second month.

I can tell I am getting stronger and my endurance is building up.

There is a machine at Health & Strength that I call "The Monster."

1:23 PM Feb 25, 2015

Peter Bebergal's "Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll," manages to perform a bit of magic: It's a book on rock music that's fun to read. I've generally quit reading books about the Beatles and about rock music because once you've read a few, you've pretty much read them all.

9:56 AM Feb 25, 2015

Luvada Wilson is a woman on a mission — to bring the Clerk of Courts office up to speed. She and her staff have doled out nearly $3 million owed to people who overpaid for services. The addition of updated software will ensure the smooth tracking of funds. 

6:01 AM Feb 25, 2015

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride” was one of my mother’s many sayings.According to Wikipedia, it is an English language proverb, originating in the 16th century, which is usually used to suggest it is useless to wish and that better results will be achieved through action.

6:00 AM Feb 25, 2015

Oh, the games people play.

According to C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this past Monday, when Congress approved the $1.1 trillion spending bill in December they purposely set it up so the Department of Homeland Security funding would expire this Friday.

5:00 PM Feb 24, 2015

FIT Challenger Kevin Scarpino has been working really hard during our sessions three days a week. 

His nutrition plan is working great, and I expect that his weight loss should continue without much change to the current program. 

3:38 PM Feb 24, 2015

"The path to Mars goes through Ohio."

That's according to NASA Glenn Research Center director Jim Free.

11:30 AM Feb 24, 2015

My motto for this upcoming week is going to be "progress, not perfection!"  

I'm feeling very defeated.

I got back to the gym and  I worked out all week, some days doubles, harder than ever, and I barely lost a pound! 

12:35 PM Feb 23, 2015

Plan the work; work the plan.

Sandusky officials are looking to do just that with the Bicentennial Vision Plan in anticipation of the 200th anniversary of Sandusky's founding in 1818.

12:33 PM Feb 23, 2015

BY: Donna Green
Family and Consumer Sciences Educator
Ohio State University Extension

8:00 AM Feb 22, 2015

Ottawa Municipal Court Judge Frederick “Fritz” Hany's is copping out — big time — with his decision to invoke judicial canons rather than answer questions about blocking freelance writer Elsebeth Baumgartner's access to court records.

2:50 AM Feb 22, 2015

No doubt because of its importance to the state, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has a lot of assets in our area on or near Lake Erie. Of ODNR’s 12 divisions, five operate locally: Wildlife, Parks and Recreation, Watercraft, Coastal Management and Natural Areas and preserves.

8:20 PM Feb 21, 2015

Is Mike DeWine dragging his feet investigating police misconduct by the Put-in-Bay police? 

Is Ottawa County Municipal Court Judge Frederick "Fritz" Hany blowing smoke claiming judicial canons preclude him from saying why he's barring access to court records? 

8:15 AM Feb 21, 2015

"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks." Joe Paterno

Wow! Another week down and the better I am feeling.

Things are going good right now, both in the gym and in my personal life.

6:16 PM Feb 20, 2015

Thermometers drop, heating fuels pop

The eastern half of the U.S. plunged into a deep freeze this week, forcing homeowners to crank up the heat. As furnaces ran full speed, so, too, did demand for heating oil and natural gas, the two most used heating fuels in the U.S.

4:00 PM Feb 20, 2015