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.

10:30 AM May 12, 2013

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Fremont Police

May 6, 2013
8:34 p.m. — Birchard Avenue, suspicious man using binoculars to look into sewers.

9:30 AM May 12, 2013
Two killed; one in custody. Additional charges likely. Autopsies complete. Few details released.
9:00 AM May 12, 2013
Boat was sinking north of Vermilion.
8:30 AM May 12, 2013
Some teachers might get hired after voters approve first new tax since 2005.
8:00 AM May 12, 2013
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7:30 AM May 12, 2013
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has angrily rebuked a promoter of video raffle machines, saying the businessman misstated his office's legal position on the games and should retract his statements.
6:00 AM May 12, 2013
Watch, look and listen to all things GateKeeper from Thursday's media preview.
7:00 PM May 11, 2013
Fake $20s passed at area businesses
5:44 PM May 11, 2013
Current debate in Washington has no impact on state law. Click here for video.
3:00 PM May 11, 2013
It has become an almost daily ritual for Shannon to visit her son's grave. Losing him has been the most painful event of her life, but she's still so grateful.
11:00 AM May 11, 2013

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. 

10:00 AM May 11, 2013
Grim task resumes after gratitude for discovery of 17-day survivor in the rubble. Get the Associated Press world roundup here.
9:00 AM May 11, 2013