Excerpt: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a gooey confection of seasonal sentiment. It also is an economic manifesto that Dickens hoped would hit with “twenty thousand times the force” of a political tract.
Excerpt: If there's only one bright spot in the Great Recession, and the drawn-out recovery from it, it's that tourism on the Northcoast thrived during the worst of times and was not bowed by the economic conditions that stifled nearly every other industry and business.
May 8, 2013
2:24 p.m. — 200 block Meigs St., man said live-in caretaker threatened his life, verbally abuses him, burned him last month; he later said caretaker was nice sometimes, so he may stay with him.
The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending April 13, in Ottawa, Erie and Sandusky counties. For a full listing of real estate transactions, pick up a copy of Sunday's Register.
May 7, 2013
6:42 p.m. — 500 block W. Osborne St., woman worried about neighbors she hadn’t seen for days. When police knocked on neighbors’ door, neighbor said “This is some racist stuff. I’ve been here for a few years.”