Thumbs up to U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, for seeking $10.3 million in federal funds for improvements at the Ohio Veterans Home in Perkins Township. If successful, the funds would improve electrical, sewer, heating and air conditioning systems at the 427-bed facility.

This week we are going to roll up our sleeves and do some basic number crunching in order to illustrate just how dangerous it is for small businesses, especially niche shops, to discount on a continual basis both financially and in an intangible "perception of your store" way.

Bart was sued for foreclosure by Freddie Mac in September 2010.

Significant news on the campaign for gay rights this week.

The Harlem Shake is still shaking, especially with the librarians and staff at our favorite local library.

And it looks like the duck from the Duck Derby is starting the whole thing...

 

Q: I’m a newly divorced woman and everyone is acting bizarre around me. All of my old female friends think I’m after their man, and old male friends suddenly believe I want them. I'm both flattered and hurt. First, I didn't think I was that good looking or appealing to anybody.

Donna Hansen, the Sandusky dog owner who's dog was shot by a police officer, was our guest on this week's program.

Click HERE to watch video of the incident

Have you run out of reasons to be irritated with Congress?

Cedar Point's blog OnPoint has posted the first photos of one of the GateKeeper trains. The ride will make it's debut this May on opening day.

My topic this week is engaging your government.

The book in question, “Fallen Angels,” is a gritty, realistic look at the Vietnam War from the perspective of one soldier.

The 1988 novel, a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, delves into controversial subjects from racism to war in general.

There are too many reasons — too many red flags — for anyone to be comfortable with a Sandusky County special prosecutor’s motion to seal all the evidence in the investigation of the March 2, 2012, death of 19-year-old Jacob Limberios.

Here is this week’s edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up:
 
Soybeans Shoot Higher

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Feb. 16. For a full listing of all real estate transactions for the week in Erie, Ottawa and Huron counties, pick up a copy of Sunday's Register.

 

 

This week on Between the Lines, managing editor Matt Westerhold interviews exiting school board member Richard Koonce about his new endeavors. Click below to watch the program.

When shopping for oneself or business, we tend to do what we can in order to find the best deal possible. Why? Inside we humans, there seems to be an ancient thread in the very fabric of our beings to hunt and gather what we need or want.

In last week’s Foreclosures Stories article about Mark and Susie titled “The Supreme Court Gets It!” I compared our judicial system to a waking sleeping giant when it comes to securitized mortgage foreclosure cases.