By way of an introduction, my name is John Hageman.

If the name sounds familiar, it may be because I frequently provided news while Manager of Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory in Put-in-Bay for 25 years. I also operated Primetime Ice Charters.

10:45 PM Aug 23, 2014

The Put-in-Bay police department told the Register “its lawyer” recently instructed officers to change the way they file crime reports.

Its lawyer is law director George Wilber, and Wilber's keeping a tight lip on whatever instructions he gave the department.

11:00 AM Aug 23, 2014

"Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless." Jamie Paulinetti

It's hard to believe that my round of the FIT Challenge is finished. 

I feel incredibly blessed that I was chosen to participate during that time period. 

5:53 AM Aug 23, 2014
ThorSport, Cedar Point, Sandusky Catholic Community Summer Fest, BAANC and others part of this week's Ups and Downs.
6:15 PM Aug 22, 2014

Amy Skolnik, Tamara Zuilhof and Angie Esposito from Stein Hospice were guests Friday on Between the Lines. 

3:56 PM Aug 22, 2014

Like many of you, I have been reading coverage of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., and the resulting protests and discussions. Here are some thoughts and resources:

1:44 PM Aug 22, 2014

This is hard.  It hurts.  I am in constant pain.  My back, my knees, my feet, my ankles. I hurt everywhere.  

It is a challenge to get out of bed in the morning.  

12:13 PM Aug 22, 2014

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Aug. 16, in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.

12:00 PM Aug 22, 2014
Washington could use some Congressional game shows.
8:17 PM Aug 21, 2014

Fall baseball started this past week and I managed to injure one of my ribs last Sunday while coaching at practice. 

I tried to make a play in the outfield and went tumbling.  Having broken my ribs in the past, I'm quite certain I've done so again.

3:48 PM Aug 21, 2014

Literally, Hitler

Is it just me or is everyone, everywhere overusing hyperbole these days?

3:00 PM Aug 21, 2014

A mental health levy on the ballot in November supports mental health initiatives in both Erie and Ottawa counties, and Dr. Kirk Halliday wants to make sure voters are fully informed.

12:46 PM Aug 21, 2014

I would like to suggest the Ottawa County powers that be consider putting the “Port” in Port Clinton.

As Lake Erie is our most valuable asset, why not use it for the enjoyment of our thousands of summer visitors and locals?

11:11 AM Aug 21, 2014
We had an occasion to take a hard look at a reverse mortgage recently in the case of Alice.
Alice and her now deceased husband, Joe, took out the mortgage in 2009 on the home they raised their family and lived in for 47 years.
11:00 AM Aug 21, 2014
USDA sending acreage history, yield reports
4:38 AM Aug 21, 2014

Was it the Gemini? The Blue Streak? Top Thrill?

Here's our list of the best order for kids to make their way up the roller coaster ranks at America's Roller Coast...

8:47 PM Aug 20, 2014