The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Dec. 6, in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.

12:01 PM Dec 12, 2014

Imagine playing fetch with your dog, and a stranger comes and harms your dog for no reason. You would want that person to pay for what they have done to your dog. 

12:00 PM Dec 12, 2014

Thumbs up also to Norwalk's Championship, Tyler Bowes and the Erie County Historical Society.

11:10 AM Dec 12, 2014

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren keeps forcing federal finance regulators to look deeper at their relationships with banks, and they keep coming back running on empty.   

6:15 AM Dec 12, 2014

The holiday season can be especially difficult when mourning the loss of a loved one.

Social events or family gatherings may be painful reminders regarding the absence of a loved one.

4:13 PM Dec 11, 2014
In customer service, you never know what you're in for when you take a call. Talking to 60 or more people a day brings you in touch with a smorgasbord of personalities.
3:20 PM Dec 11, 2014

Many times I hear people talk about “after we make it through the holidays.”

The phrase is usually accompanied by an eye-roll and expressed in an exhausted and faintly hostile voice.

3:17 PM Dec 11, 2014

This is the time of year that newspapers and magazines come out with their "best books" lists; here's mine. I've tried to query a wide range of writers and readers.

2:58 PM Dec 11, 2014

Carrie Beier, superintendent of the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and Jennifer Yingling, the board’s self-advocacy and Employment First adviser were our guests 

12:50 PM Dec 11, 2014

Out of all the major sports leagues, the NFL is the only one to have a specific policy against domestic violence. Each year, dozens of the NFL's players are suspended for violence in their homes. However, the rules in the NFL against domestic violence are still not strict enough.

12:30 PM Dec 11, 2014

Lots of changes are on the horizon. 

I have recently accepted a position at Gateway Technical College in Racine, Wisconsin, and will be moving there in mid-January. 

9:45 AM Dec 11, 2014

Sandusky County Coroner John Wukie has again ruled an accidental death a suicide.

Lisa Reed, 49, of Fremont, died Nov. 24 at her home when the gun she bought her boyfriend for Christmas accidentally discharged.

6:15 AM Dec 11, 2014

Two more 300 games were recorded minutes apart a week ago in the Excuses Lounge Wednesday morning league at Star Lanes.

First it was Mike Harmon, of Huron, followed a short time later by Cathy Dorin-Lizzi.

11:19 PM Dec 10, 2014

A little over a week ago I stepped out of the Erie Conservation District office for a bit to visit several of our county’s farm fields where cover crops were planted this fall through the Lake Erie Nutrient Reduction Program (LE NRP).  This was a new effort initiated in the twenty-seven county ar

4:10 PM Dec 10, 2014

What is one dish you usually see at holiday parties and gatherings?

That’s right…the traditional green bean casserole.

Here is a variation of that classic favorite that will still be heavy on flavor, but lighter on calories and fat.

3:00 PM Dec 10, 2014

As the 113th Congress rides off into the sunset, the droppings they are leaving behind are not from the horses they are riding out of Washington, but from the projected and expected $1.1 trillion spending bill both the House and Senate are likely to pass before the government shutdown deadline ar

12:00 PM Dec 10, 2014