Q: Dear Mailbag, I've noticed a trend of more and more local shops requiring a "minimum purchase" when using a credit card. Just a few days ago a clerk at a store in Fremont told me they required a $20 minimum purchase to use my credit card. Is this legal? - Ryan from Fremont
4:38 PM Apr 30, 2012
The cost of studying the Ohio Turnpike's future has increased to $3.4 million after the state approved payments for two law firms consulting on the issue.
3:07 PM Apr 30, 2012
The Huron County Sheriff's office announced possibly its largest pill bust in county history this weekend following a raid on an ecstasy operation in Bellevue.
1:27 PM Apr 30, 2012
New London prom celebrations turned tragic Sunday morning after a crash sent four New London students to the hospital, leaving one teenager fighting for her life.
1:24 PM Apr 30, 2012
Gas prices in Ohio are up slightly from a week ago but remain well below the numbers logged last spring as fuel prices climbed to record highs.
10:49 AM Apr 30, 2012
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say they followed proper procedure when they failed to get a blood sample from an off-duty officer who smelled like alcohol after a crash.
10:47 AM Apr 30, 2012
Ferry service to Pelee Island has shut down, dealing a blow to the Canadian island's farm and tourist businesses.
9:00 AM Apr 30, 2012
Excerpt from today's Viewpoint editorial in the Sandusky Register:
7:57 AM Apr 30, 2012
One by one, the parents of Lakota Schools came down the auditorium steps to stand before the microphone. Some were dressed in business attire; shirt-and-tie, sport coats, dresses. Others were casual, in jeans and T-shirts.
6:00 AM Apr 30, 2012
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the following construction projects for the week of April 30:
5:00 AM Apr 30, 2012
Walk MS Sandusky 2012 took place Saturday morning with a good turnout despite the cold and the threat of rain.
1:21 AM Apr 30, 2012
Eating out or visiting a local bar for a brew are great ways to unwind without worrying about cooking or cleaning up afterward.
3:34 PM Apr 29, 2012
Change is difficult.
3:00 PM Apr 29, 2012
Excerpt from today's editorial about the U.S. Border Patrol's practice of near absolute secrecy: It's a federal problem with a federal agency, and we call on U.S. senators Sherrod Brown and Robert Portman, and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, our representatives in Washington, to demand accountability where accountability can be provided and demand that an appropriate process be put in place to assure the public is informed to an appropriate level.
12:43 PM Apr 29, 2012