I have to rely on a good mechanic to keep my car in top shape and a good body shop to repair my car when I get in a crash.

10:00 AM Mar 3, 2015

I’m back!  Last year I wrote about my BIG YEAR in birding for Erie County.  This year I will be doing a Naturalist Almanac, highlighting events in nature that happen each year.   

4:05 PM Mar 2, 2015

This past week, my workouts became harder than ever!

"Burpee" was introduced into my vocabulary and wow are those hard! I feel like they are ripping my hips off!

After my workout Thursday with Shawn Zahel, my trainer at NOMS, I felt like I couldn't walk for two days.

10:22 AM Mar 2, 2015

Port Clinton native Robert Putnam, famous for his "Bowling Alone" book, will release a major new book on March 10, "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis."

10:20 AM Mar 2, 2015

Court clerks who work for Ottawa County Municipal Court Judge Frederick “Fritz” Hany gave misleading information last week when asked about the court's email system, saying the court didn't have an email address or use email to conduct any business.

7:30 AM Mar 2, 2015

Marie Hildebrandt,

Erie County Master Gardener

8:00 AM Mar 1, 2015

Sandusky and cities and communities across the region and state have difficult choices to make. Just like businesses and industry, communities are being squeezed with limited resources and increasing demands.

7:30 AM Mar 1, 2015

“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” – Mahatma Ghandi

A local food pantry is in need of silverware and small kitchen appliances to give to those in need.

7:01 AM Mar 1, 2015
Friends are important for kids, and now kids have a new friend guaranteed to pay attention to them and listen to their every word.
Hello, Barbie!
6:00 AM Mar 1, 2015

Each year, a topic certain to come up is a lively discussion about closing the walleye season during their spawning period. Some states have closed seasons, while others do not.

7:25 PM Feb 28, 2015

Boy, am I glad February is almost over. 

I’m sick of the cold weather. 

I love the snow, but this brutal cold is torture. 

11:22 AM Feb 28, 2015

This week's LFG is an exercise from my Strategic Human Resource Management class. It's used with permission by Dr. Shelly Sullivan and slightly edited by me (hyperlinks and formatting).

1:45 PM Feb 27, 2015

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Feb. 22, in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties:

12:01 PM Feb 27, 2015

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all are keeping warm!  This weather sucks. That's winter in Ohio for you.

This past week went OK.

11:50 AM Feb 27, 2015

If you like local history, you'll want to know that there is a new book out on the history of the Erie County Children's Home in Sandusky, by an author who was the daughter of one of the home's superintendents.

10:55 AM Feb 27, 2015

Most mystery readers enjoy the sense of place their favorite kind of fiction provides. Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes' adventures give readers a glimpse of Victorian London, and Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe tales offer a look at Los Angeles in bygone days.

9:31 AM Feb 27, 2015