Before the election, the city officials just couldn’t accommodate the taxpayer enough, but since the election is over and the officials got their tax increase passed, it is back to business as usual.   

8:50 AM Dec 15, 2014

For the past 25 years, locals have anticipated the arrival of the latest installment of a Christmas tradition — a shining ornament crafted from glass by artist Cary Ferguson.

5:45 AM Dec 15, 2014

On the first month of growing, I gave this gift to me:

January’s frozen beau-ty.

On the second month of growing, I gave this gift to me:

Two catalogs,

And January’s frozen beau-ty.

On the third month of growing, I gave this gift to me:

8:16 AM Dec 14, 2014

We sympathize with Fremont Mayor Jim Ellis. He didn't create the Fremont Reservoir project and he didn't cause the enormous burden — in the neighborhood of $45 million — in cost overruns from the project initiated by the city just a few years ago under Mayor Terry Overmyer.

6:38 AM Dec 14, 2014

The Plum Brook Station in Sandusky was created from 9,000 acres of farmland in 1941 to produce explosive powders during World War ll. Later, the agency that evolved into NASA bought the property for rocket and space exploration research and operated NASA’s only nuclear reactor.

7:31 PM Dec 13, 2014

The only acceptance you need is from yourself.  Block out other people's opinions.  You are doing this for you.  Progress takes time.  Be patient.  Unknown

11:20 AM Dec 13, 2014

Corn prices sweeten

As farmers harvested the largest corn crop in history this fall, prices fell to a five-year low, nearing $3 per bushel. Since then, bargain hunters swooped in, helping prices to bounce back, a welcome change for farmers.

3:00 PM Dec 12, 2014

What it is and how it has manifested throughout time and culture

2:30 PM Dec 12, 2014

Maintaining motivation is the most difficult task of making permanent lifestyle changes. 

It is really easy to fall back into old habits. 

It’s a combination of eating right and keeping up with workouts. 

12:02 PM Dec 12, 2014

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