I wasn't like most boys growing up in the sense that I didn't dream of becoming the next NBA or NFL superstar.

Sports were a major part of my childhood but not something I wanted to pursue after high school.

6:00 PM May 10, 2014

Every time I hear an elected official talk about voter fraud, it makes me sick. It is their way of blowing smoke to distract from the poor job they are doing of running our country.

5:57 PM May 9, 2014

What should taxes be used for? I would argue that subsidizing wealthy sports team owners isn't a legitimate use.

3:17 PM May 9, 2014

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending May 2, in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.

2:36 PM May 9, 2014

One reason we should halt, or at least reduce considerably Obamacare, is because it simply costs too much for what it provides. There is far too much red tape involved, and this being done at the federal level means that much more extra expense.

11:56 AM May 9, 2014

Driving south on Ohio 61 when the sun is shining at just the right angle, you may be as surprised as I was. One particular area will glitter like there are a million diamonds shining at you.

6:03 PM May 8, 2014
                                                                                                                                                  Lois' Story
1:17 PM May 8, 2014

A survey was taken about Water Works Park. I’ve lived here all my life and never heard of the survey. I’ve asked a lot of people and they didn’t get to see it either. (Selective survey?)

12:12 PM May 8, 2014

A couple of months ago, I bought a fluorescent light bulb at a big box home improvement store in North Olmsted, in Cuyahoga County. When the bulb didn't work, I had to exchange it. It was more convenient to exchange it at the chain's store on U.S. 250 in Erie County, so I did.

11:24 AM May 8, 2014

The author of this blog was so moved by the love and dedication of those two Moms on this newspaper’s Between the Lines program last week that he decided to take a moment out from discussing the Ten Principles of

10:19 AM May 8, 2014

This upcoming graduation season, before the first note of Pomp and Circumstances is played, some of the players on the “Commencement Speech Circuit” are being questioned about their presence at present giving ceremonies this spring.

8:58 AM May 8, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's investigation of the 2007 jailhouse death of Craig Burdine could be just a continuing "whatewash" of an "investigation" first conducted by Sandusky County sheriff's detective Sean O'Connell, Burdine's father said Wednesday. 

8:45 AM May 8, 2014
Let’s talk gifts — specifically Mothers Day gifts. I know the florists, greeting card manufacturers, candy purveyors and jewelers count on our devotion to our moms to open up our wallets. And that’s fine.
1:18 PM May 7, 2014

Apparently Port Clinton needs an extra garage for some of its vehicles. There are two properties under consideration, both on Buckeye Boulevard.

The Bauman property on the north side is for sale for $180,000.

11:43 AM May 7, 2014

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12:35 PM May 6, 2014
Sandusky has dropped the ball on the enforcement of the recyclable bins.
12:21 PM May 6, 2014

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