12:33 PM Aug 25, 2014

"We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more." - Bill Clinton

Before I get to the events of this past week, I would like to apologize to anyone out there who took my comments about Curves in the wrong way. 

12:20 PM Aug 25, 2014


I was slinging classic cocktails in Sandusky's nicest speakeasy.

5:15 AM Aug 25, 2014

The effort in Erie County to establish a drug addiction treatment center with the full range of recovery services, in our opinion, is an important initiative with many dedicated supporters.

1:30 PM Aug 24, 2014

If I venture to Put-in-Bay, it isn't for the same reasons as most people. I'm working.

When I entered the Put-in-Bay Police Department recently to gather police reports, I noticed a new poster hanging next to its service window. It's clearly geared toward the island's typical patrons.

7:06 AM Aug 24, 2014
The Firelands Area Young Life group is hosting its annual four-person scramble Sept. 7 at Plum Brook Country Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
10:45 PM Aug 23, 2014

By way of an introduction, my name is John Hageman.

If the name sounds familiar, it may be because I frequently provided news while Manager of Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory in Put-in-Bay for 25 years. I also operated Primetime Ice Charters.

11:00 AM Aug 23, 2014

The Put-in-Bay police department told the Register “its lawyer” recently instructed officers to change the way they file crime reports.

Its lawyer is law director George Wilber, and Wilber's keeping a tight lip on whatever instructions he gave the department.

5:53 AM Aug 23, 2014

"Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless." Jamie Paulinetti

It's hard to believe that my round of the FIT Challenge is finished. 

I feel incredibly blessed that I was chosen to participate during that time period. 

6:15 PM Aug 22, 2014
ThorSport, Cedar Point, Sandusky Catholic Community Summer Fest, BAANC and others part of this week's Ups and Downs.
3:56 PM Aug 22, 2014

Amy Skolnik, Tamara Zuilhof and Angie Esposito from Stein Hospice were guests Friday on Between the Lines. 

1:44 PM Aug 22, 2014

Like many of you, I have been reading coverage of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., and the resulting protests and discussions. Here are some thoughts and resources:

12:13 PM Aug 22, 2014

This is hard.  It hurts.  I am in constant pain.  My back, my knees, my feet, my ankles. I hurt everywhere.  

It is a challenge to get out of bed in the morning.  

12:00 PM Aug 22, 2014

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Aug. 16, in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.

8:17 PM Aug 21, 2014
Washington could use some Congressional game shows.
3:48 PM Aug 21, 2014

Fall baseball started this past week and I managed to injure one of my ribs last Sunday while coaching at practice. 

I tried to make a play in the outfield and went tumbling.  Having broken my ribs in the past, I'm quite certain I've done so again.

3:00 PM Aug 21, 2014

Literally, Hitler

Is it just me or is everyone, everywhere overusing hyperbole these days?