I think I might be the queen of slow cookers. I have big ones, small ones, tiny ones, one shaped like a football, one that is actually three crockpots with one power source and that is not even all of them.  

7:00 AM Nov 12, 2014

FIT Challenger Andy Carroll is progressing very well. He is working very hard in the gym and giving 100 percent at every workout.

He doesn't know it yet, but he is just about ready to teach his own class, "Train the Trainer.”

6:59 PM Nov 11, 2014
Thumbs up to local magician Evan Goretzki, who continues to pursue his passion despite having his left hand paralyzed by a stroke. 
6:49 PM Nov 11, 2014

It's been yet another week of work without a workout.

It has really worn me down, so much so that I'm physically sick.

I had to leave work early Saturday and I've been in bed resting up.

I hope to be rested and back in the gym soon. 

1:10 PM Nov 11, 2014
More than a few veterans, Veterans For Peace among them, are troubled by the way Americans observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11.


9:26 AM Nov 11, 2014

Tuesday's election proved one thing: You should never waste the opportunity to vote. 

It happens every election — razor-thin margins of victory in important races and issues — consistently show every vote counts. 

6:00 AM Nov 11, 2014

"There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect." Ronald Reagan

12:05 PM Nov 10, 2014


I have found myself alongside law enforcement probably more than any other profession in my “On The Job” series.

10:00 AM Nov 10, 2014

We can't understand the almost bizarre behavior of Erie County commissioner Bill Monaghan during two county land bank board meetings last month. 

7:00 AM Nov 10, 2014

How this ‘homer’ won the football picks and watched a fourth state volleyball championship in one very Huron week ...


In case you didn’t know, I graduated from Huron High School in 2006.

I’ve lived in “a Great Lake Place” since 1999.

6:29 PM Nov 9, 2014

This coming Tuesday, Nov. 11, we will celebrate Veteran's Day. Its early tradition began centuries ago, and continues ever so strongly today.  

4:26 PM Nov 9, 2014
I've had a number of pets over the years, but it's only recently that I realized just how special my first "real" pet really was.
I say "real" pet because the first creature I kept wasn't the kind you bought at the pet store.
7:01 AM Nov 9, 2014

Scott Gast's life was like a streaking comet across the sky, a gift to his family and this community.

He was our very own rock star.

He was also a son, a brother, a Christian, a friend.

6:00 AM Nov 9, 2014

According to oral tribal history and more recent written records, Native American hunters pursued the huge numbers of raccoons each fall on the Lake Erie Islands.

7:13 PM Nov 8, 2014

November!!  It's a month in which we remember people, memories and things in which we are thankful for. 

Granted, we should be thankful all year long for the gifts bestowed upon us. 

12:46 PM Nov 8, 2014

It won. Not only that, it won big.

Voters in Sandusky — by a 58 to 42 percent margin — approved a small hike in the city's income tax and an increase in the admissions tax rate paid by visitors who come to Cedar Point.

11:47 AM Nov 8, 2014