Jason's story
12:47 PM Jan 22, 2015

As I was researching for this column, I found something that really says it all.

Suicide has been likened to a "grenade going off within a family or community."

11:56 AM Jan 22, 2015

It's a good time to be an OSU Buckeyes football fan, and maybe even to be the author of a book about OSU football. 

Travor Zahara will be at the Milan Public Library, 19 E. Church St., Milan, at noon, Saturday, Jan. 31, to plug his book, "Confessions of an OSU Usher."

4:28 PM Jan 21, 2015

Smoothies are a fast alternative in the morning for breakfast when you are looking for a quick on-the-go meal to start your day.

This Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie is also loaded with protein and potassium to help you jump start your day.

3:54 PM Jan 21, 2015

Not a very productive week.

I started having gallbladder issues on Jan. 11.

I have been told by the doctor that this was brought on by excessive weight loss.

I made it to two-a-days on Jan. 12 and my morning workout Jan. 13.

12:42 PM Jan 21, 2015

Local sports fans have an annual dilemma when they sit down to watch the Super Bowl: Since the Cleveland Browns are NEVER one of the two teams, we have to figure out who to root for.

11:16 AM Jan 21, 2015

The National Book Critics Circle has announced that it will honor Lorain native Toni Morrison when it awards its awards for books published in 2014.

10:07 AM Jan 21, 2015

It is true that the longer we live, we increase our chances of needing care and supervision throughout the day.

6:17 AM Jan 21, 2015

Last week as White House spokesman Josh Earnest attempted to explain why his boss, President Obama, was avoiding placing blame on the radical Islam group that claimed responsibility for the latest round of global terrorism, this time in France, I kept getting the feeling Earnest was looking over

5:00 PM Jan 20, 2015

FIT Challenger Kathy McKillips has a great attitude and is very eager to put in the work she needs to do in order to be successful.

We are starting Kathy off with learning some basic movement patterns to develop some stability and endurance.

4:10 PM Jan 20, 2015
When did the city commissioners talk about raising sewer and water rates?
Here is a good example of the commission working behind closed doors instead of discussing business at the commission meeting where it belongs.  
1:00 PM Jan 20, 2015

[UPDATED with a correction and new information]

As everyone knows, The Ohio State University has the national champion college football team. I like football, too, but I wonder sometimes if people realize the caliber of the school's academic offerings.

12:30 PM Jan 20, 2015

If you share my fascination with World War II, may I recommend a book to you?

4:10 PM Jan 19, 2015

I love my Amazon Kindle ebook reader (I have the Kindle that's meant for reading books, not the general purpose tablet).

2:20 PM Jan 19, 2015

For years, Team Ray, a company based in Bellevue, invoiced Sandusky County taxpayers for tens of thousands of dollars. From the second half of 2010 to March 2014 it tallied up to at least $360,000 in payments from the county.

3:00 PM Jan 18, 2015