Excerpt from today's Viewpoint editorial, May 8, 2012: It strikes us that county employees should be allowed to assist in such minor work as painting walls and sprucing up the Erie County Care facility without the interference of contractors demanding the work be bid out.
8:52 AM May 8, 2012
Russians prefer their Lay's potato chips dusted in caviar and crab flavors. The Chinese like their Oreos stuffed with mango and orange cream. And in Spain, Kellogg's All-Bran cereal is served floating in hot coffee instead of cold milk.
6:00 AM May 8, 2012
Ohio prisons officials haven't completed annual inspections of local jails since 2008 but plan to resume the checks soon on a biennial basis.
8:07 PM May 7, 2012
Five men described by the government as self-proclaimed anarchists entered not guilty pleas Monday to charges that accuse them of plotting to bomb a highway bridge near Cleveland.
5:07 PM May 7, 2012
Erie County Sheriff's deputies busted a group of 17 Youngstown-area teens drinking beer Saturday in a Kalahari Resort room.
3:07 PM May 7, 2012
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is announcing plans to limit the prescribing of painkillers through the state's hospital emergency rooms.
2:19 PM May 7, 2012
A highly intoxicated Sandusky man jumped from a second- story window to escape police Friday, but they caught him anyway.
1:21 PM May 7, 2012
Ohio gas prices are hovering about 40 cents below the record highs reached a year ago.
12:23 PM May 7, 2012
Q: Why would Erie Metro Parks burn so many fields of high grasses when they are home to all types of wildlife trying to raise young? We were told March 15th is the cutoff date for such burning." -Janet and Mark Hudson from Madison Street
12:00 PM May 7, 2012
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is months behind in filling eight vacancies on the Ohio Coastal Resources Advisory Council, leaving current members in limbo and wondering if they're still valid members.
11:50 AM May 7, 2012
An annual three-day celebration that attracts thousands to the area will return in July.
9:00 AM May 7, 2012
Excerpt from today's Viewpoint editorial, May 7, 2012: Yet, if this region is to realize its full potential as a tourist destination, there needs to be modern zoning laws in place that accommodate the tremendous demand for high-priced vacation rentals. There's nothing unusual about lakefront rentals in a lakefront community.
7:56 AM May 7, 2012
A German man who was brought to the United States as a child and then threatened with deportation just before his high school graduation is about to finish college.
6:00 AM May 7, 2012