Well, Mr. Hile invited me last week to sit down for a root beer to observe the intersection of Parish Street and Columbus Avenue at the busy hour basically from 3 to 6 p.m.

9:24 AM May 6, 2014

The dust up between Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard and Norwalk police Chief David Light over a botched raid at a Norwalk home in March is a serious dispute. It's brought problems with how Howard operates the sheriff's office to the public's attention, and that's a good thing.

8:00 AM May 6, 2014

Philip Richter used to run an obscure state agency. Richter is the executive director and staff attorney of the Ohio Elections Commission, which mostly fields complaints and makes rulings when a political candidate wants to complain that an opponent lied about him (or her).

8:22 PM May 5, 2014
Photo assignments involving kids are always a fun experience.

3:19 PM May 5, 2014

I am writing in support of the Erie MetroParks Issue 4 on Tuesday, which adds $1.25 per month for each $100,000 in taxable value. But that price seems small compared to what our parks have to offer.

2:07 PM May 5, 2014

US crude oil supplies are continuing to swell, reaching nearly 400 million barrels last week, the highest level since 1931. Oil supplies are rising even as refineries are running near full-speed, pumping out large volumes of gasoline and diesel fuel.

12:14 PM May 5, 2014

I am writing to the voters of Sandusky to join me and my family in voting yes for the renewal levy for Sandusky City Schools.

11:51 AM May 5, 2014
Dropping off a hot meal, visiting with someone for just a moment and having a laugh with fellow volunteers.

Sound good?

10:29 AM May 5, 2014
I’m usually fairly observant. I’m the guy who’ll notice critters along the road, deer emerging from woods, new businesses opening and others shutting their doors.
2:56 PM May 4, 2014

Like a prizefighter throwing a fight, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will take a fall this week when his office presents evidence to a grand jury in the death of Craig Burdine at the Sandusky County Jail in 2007.

8:05 AM May 4, 2014
April was a very exciting month for birding as new migrants arrived each week.

Two very unlikely birds showed up — one very striking in appearance, and one not so pretty but just as special.

4:36 PM May 3, 2014

Twenty plus years ago, our battle to keep our riverfront property began.

Three years ago, Erie Metroparks decided to abandon their failed greenway project.

Through court mediation, they agreed to have the landowners deeds properly transferred back into their names.

12:30 PM May 2, 2014

Jess Burdine, whose son died in August 2007 at the Sandusky County jail, was our guest on Thursday's BTL program.

6:26 AM May 2, 2014

In the past two articles I have given the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s definition of recovery but I thought I would see what Merriam-Webster dictionary’s definition might employ as well.

7:34 PM May 1, 2014

This is a quality of life issue.

For 28 years this levy has supported the excellent parks that we now enjoy.

5:51 PM May 1, 2014

[Updated with comment from the Buckeye Institute]

Spend today, worry about the big bill tomorrow.

That's the real message of Issue 1, the big bond issue that's on the ballot Tuesday, warn the libertarians at the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law.

3:15 PM May 1, 2014