An old movie phrase from Laurel and Hardy comes to mind when we think of the service a private law firm rendered to the Huron school board. 

"This is another fine mess you've gotten me into."

Pawning the family jewels

Erie County Sheriff
7:38 a.m. — 12000 block Andress Road, Berlin Heights, father suspected daughter of taking mother’s jewelry; found jewelry at a pawn shop in Lorain.

My topic this week is the city’s procrastinating posture.

Can anyone make a decision at 222 Meigs Street? What seems to be the problem? Is it the City Manager, the leadership, or both?  

By now, if you pay any attention to political news all, you have probably heard that Ohio's Republican U.S. senator, Rob Portman, has changed his position on gay marriage and now supports it.

Fear the worm

Bellevue Police
March 11, 2013
7:06 a.m. — Castalia Street, woman told police there was a boy walking down street alone, wanted police to check on him. Police found boy, who said he was afraid of worms.

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Feb. 15 in Ottawa, Erie and Sandusky counties. For a full listing of real estate transactions, pick up a copy of Sunday's Register.

Pump it up

Port Clinton police
1:21 p.m. – Man reports $300 male enhancement equipment and various medications, including Viagra, stolen from his hotel room.

Cashing in 

Norwalk Police
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

5:24 p.m. — First block N Linwood Ave., woman said she was a victim of fraud, had responded to an online advertisement, wiring $470 through Western Union to receive a loan.

Members of the city commission's appointed finance committee have told city manager Nicole Ard to put a the city's 2013 budget plan in writing, but she has not done that or provided the committee with budget alternatives should revenues not meet the projections.

It seems apparent that both Diedre Cole and Wes Poole want to assure that Sandusky city commissioners follow through with the Novak Consulting Group contract with the city and provide the performance evaluation for city manager Nicole Ard. 

What a heartwarming sight it was earlier this week when several students from the Sandusky Middle School and Margaretta Elementary School gave pie to their teachers with many of their students watching the "giving" nature of their classmates.

Officers investigate cup

Willard Police

March 9, 2013
2:01 a.m. – 200 block E. Walton Ave., customer found piece of plastic wrap in McDonald’s drink, police investigated.

Orange Juice Market Shines
 
Orange juice prices leapt higher recently as outlooks for the Florida orange crop continue to shrink due to poor weather and crop disease.
 

Sandusky's new acting police chief John Orzech was our guest at noon today on "Between the Lines Live" at sanduskyregister.com. The weekly program is sponsored by Terra State Community College.

The ongoing algal bloom crisis at Lake Erie apparently is beginning to attract national attention.