Three drinks are traditional at my house on Christmas Eve — broth, slush and punch. The first two are non-negotiable. My father always made his special Christmas broth and he passed the recipe down to my husband. I’m not too big on keeping recipes secret.

7:00 AM Dec 17, 2014

Have you seen some great holiday displays in our area? Where?

2:15 PM Dec 16, 2014

Port Clinton and Sandusky native Doug Cooper has won one of the "2014 USA Best Book Awards" from USA Book News in the literary fiction category for his novel, "Outside In."

5:19 PM Dec 15, 2014

"Sometimes the people whom we've known for only a short amount of time have a bigger impact on us than those we've known forever." - Maya Angelou

Thanks again former FIT Challenger Trina Crosland; this was just what I needed.

12:35 PM Dec 15, 2014

More than 2,000 people donned white beards and red hats Sunday to participate in the third annual Santa Hustle at Cedar Point.

The event, organized by Adrenaline Sports Management and hosted by the Sandusky amusement park, included a half marathon and 5K race.

9:45 AM Dec 15, 2014

Before the election, the city officials just couldn’t accommodate the taxpayer enough, but since the election is over and the officials got their tax increase passed, it is back to business as usual.   

8:50 AM Dec 15, 2014

For the past 25 years, locals have anticipated the arrival of the latest installment of a Christmas tradition — a shining ornament crafted from glass by artist Cary Ferguson.

5:45 AM Dec 15, 2014

On the first month of growing, I gave this gift to me:

January’s frozen beau-ty.

On the second month of growing, I gave this gift to me:

Two catalogs,

And January’s frozen beau-ty.

On the third month of growing, I gave this gift to me:

8:16 AM Dec 14, 2014

We sympathize with Fremont Mayor Jim Ellis. He didn't create the Fremont Reservoir project and he didn't cause the enormous burden — in the neighborhood of $45 million — in cost overruns from the project initiated by the city just a few years ago under Mayor Terry Overmyer.

6:38 AM Dec 14, 2014

The Plum Brook Station in Sandusky was created from 9,000 acres of farmland in 1941 to produce explosive powders during World War ll. Later, the agency that evolved into NASA bought the property for rocket and space exploration research and operated NASA’s only nuclear reactor.

7:31 PM Dec 13, 2014

The only acceptance you need is from yourself.  Block out other people's opinions.  You are doing this for you.  Progress takes time.  Be patient.  Unknown

11:20 AM Dec 13, 2014

Corn prices sweeten

As farmers harvested the largest corn crop in history this fall, prices fell to a five-year low, nearing $3 per bushel. Since then, bargain hunters swooped in, helping prices to bounce back, a welcome change for farmers.

3:00 PM Dec 12, 2014

What it is and how it has manifested throughout time and culture

2:30 PM Dec 12, 2014

Maintaining motivation is the most difficult task of making permanent lifestyle changes. 

It is really easy to fall back into old habits. 

It’s a combination of eating right and keeping up with workouts. 

12:02 PM Dec 12, 2014

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Dec. 6, in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.

12:01 PM Dec 12, 2014

Imagine playing fetch with your dog, and a stranger comes and harms your dog for no reason. You would want that person to pay for what they have done to your dog. 

12:00 PM Dec 12, 2014