Did you ever read a book review and realize that you have to get your hands on a title you've never heard of? That happened to me years ago, when I read a review in "The Wall Street Journal" of "The Gold Bug Variations," a new novel by Richard Powers.

11:16 AM Dec 9, 2014

"When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge." Terry Bradshaw

First thing's first, thank you former FIT Challenger Trina Crosland for posting this quote so I could "steal" it.

12:48 PM Dec 8, 2014


I know how to make a really tasty marinara sauce after working Thursday afternoon with Maurizio Buttinelli, owner of Amarone Italian Restaurant in downtown Sandusky.

11:15 AM Dec 8, 2014

It is all in the legal wording.

11:09 AM Dec 8, 2014

Should Pluto be a planet? I believe so.

8:18 PM Dec 7, 2014

Does all of the gender discrimination in the United States bother you? Do you agree that this country should strive for total equality? I think everybody of every gender should be treated equally.

2:59 PM Dec 7, 2014

Imagine you play football for the NFL. The whistle blows, and you start the play. Suddenly you receive a direct hit to the head. You think you have a concussion. Your head is throbbing as you lie on the ground. You get up, and the coach does not come see if you are OK.

11:04 AM Dec 7, 2014

Marie Hildebrandt

Erie County Master Gardener

Christmas is about family traditions. Decorating, baking, gift giving, sharing special time with family and friends, and celebrating the meaning of Christmas all combine into a wonderful time of year.

8:00 AM Dec 7, 2014

“The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.”-Terri Guillemets

· Please bring your coupons from the Sunday paper to us if you are not using them. We send them to troops overseas and can accept coupons that are up to one month expired.

7:24 AM Dec 7, 2014

The city of Huron recently received certification from the state EPA stating the cleanup of the old ConAgra property at the mouth of the Huron River is complete.

6:55 AM Dec 7, 2014

Put-in-Bay Mayor Margaret Scarpelli went AWOL more than a year ago.

Island law director George Wilber also has been nowhere to be found.

5:47 AM Dec 7, 2014

Wednesday marks the end of the Ohio commercial fishing season on Lake Erie. Local residents are often much more familiar with and supportive of the industry than visitors to our area, due to ties with current or former netters or crew members. 

9:50 PM Dec 6, 2014

China on the rise

4:00 PM Dec 5, 2014

Mark Hazelwood was our guest on Between the Lines on Thursday at noon. Mark has written a book about the Norwalk Truckers basketball championship and will also discuss this Saturday's state championship game for the St. Paul Flyers.

3:12 PM Dec 5, 2014