“To succeed in life, you need two things: Ignorance and confidence”

                                    -Mark Twain

Another week, down and that much closer to my new goals!

I say new goals because I have surpassed my goal of reaching 220 pounds on May 18.

1:48 PM May 21, 2015

Tara's tale


This week’s Foreclosure Stories article, "Tara’s Tale," is told with a twist: We are going to start with the end result.

11:00 AM May 21, 2015

Salads are a great choice for the summer.

Try this Pita & Bean Salad.

Serve it as a light summer side for a cookout or add some grilled chicken breast to it and it could easily become a whole meal.

3:06 PM May 20, 2015

UPDATED: Preregistration is closed for the FIT Challenge 5k, but you can still show up Sunday and run for $10

There are two races scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend and you can still get a shirt or two if you preregister now.

11:25 AM May 20, 2015

One of my favorite historical novelists, Richard Blake, has just published a new novel, "Game of Empires," set in the time of the early Byzantine Empire.

11:04 AM May 20, 2015

Well, I survived our crazy busy week ... barely!

Have you ever just had one of those days where you just have to shake your head and say, "Did that just happen?"

9:36 AM May 20, 2015

Babe Ruth, in response to a reporter’s question during a 1930 interview about receiving $80,000 a year, making his take-home salary higher than President Herbert Hoover’s $75,000, said:

“I know, but I had a better year than Hoover.” 

5:00 PM May 19, 2015

Kevin is still moving forward in the FIT Challenge and looking forward to the upcoming 5K this Sunday. 

I, along with former FIT Challenger Jacob Mohr, will be right beside him as he pushes for a personal record. 

3:05 PM May 19, 2015

More vandalism has been reported at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion. The last time there was destruction at the park, the police promised to make daily rounds on all three shifts to check on the park.

1:30 PM May 19, 2015

This past week wasn't anything to brag about. I literally just maintained, which is still positive.

I only worked out with my personal trainer, Shawn Zahel, once and either pulled something or got a cramp in my hamstring. I'm hoping it feels better this week. 

10:14 PM May 18, 2015

I went to Cedar Point on May 16.  It was the first time I’ve been there to ride since 1999. 

I can remember it very clearly.  I would have to say one of the most embarrassing and disappointing days in my life. 

6:34 PM May 18, 2015

Let's start out by saying what this editorial is not.

It is not a tacit approval of physical confrontation as a way to solve disputes.

Nor is it a wink and a nudge to giving a break to high-profile lawbreakers.

4:19 PM May 18, 2015

Connie Jackson,

Erie County Master Gardener

Weeding, planting, weed-whacking, raking, pruning… hiking, camping, walking through the park with Fido… protect yourself from getting a tick-borne disease with a few simple precautions.

8:13 AM May 17, 2015

It's been three weeks since police received a voicemail alleging they covered up evidence in a homicide investigation.

They're still trying to determine if it is a voicemail.

7:00 AM May 17, 2015

By now, all of the walleyes and many other species of fish have already spawned for this season. Fishery scientists are powerless to do anything but wait for the results of the 2015 year class to show up in test trawls in late June. 

9:49 PM May 16, 2015

If you pay any attention to music news, you have probably heard that  the legendary blues musician B.B.

9:03 PM May 16, 2015