The pigs who snoozed in their pens Tuesday afternoon at Erie County's fair seemed blissfully unaware their presence might cause controversy.
1:39 PM Aug 8, 2012
Q: Just wondering if there are any plans to install a plaque on or near the downtown gazebo signifying the President's recent visit. I think this would be of interest to visitors as well as our young citizens who are too young to realize the significance of the event. - Rita from Sandusky
1:22 PM Aug 8, 2012

Today on the Ohio's Yesterdays blog, we learn about Della Barber, a woman from Ohio who spent her life teaching African American girls in the years following the Civil War.

12:26 PM Aug 8, 2012
U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors shut down one of Erie County's largest employers for four hours Monday after spotting what they called "an egregious humane handling incident.'
12:01 PM Aug 8, 2012
While one school district's renewal levy eked out the narrowest of victories in Tuesday's special election, two other ballot requests for new taxes failed, according to unofficial election results.
12:00 PM Aug 8, 2012
Some principals in one of three Ohio school districts accused of changing attendance records to boost their state report card numbers might have received financial bonuses as a result, Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris said.
10:00 AM Aug 8, 2012
Maybe Star will have better luck with her next owner. The friendly, 1-year-old German shepherd is recovering this week after a rope, used as a leash, caused severe injuries to her neck. (WARNING: Some users may find images with this story disturbing. Discretion is advised.)
9:00 AM Aug 8, 2012
Excerpt from the Viewpoint editorial in today's Register, Aug. 7, 2012: Since January, the library has offered a program called "Book-A-Librarian." Want to know how to use eBay? Facebook? Twitter? Need instructions on downloading music or digital books? Want help with genealogical research? Everybody has an opinion; Don't miss ours
7:57 AM Aug 8, 2012
Excerpt from the Viewpoint editorial in today's Register, Aug. 8, 2012: Eugene Sanders tenure at the "big city' schools was not without controversy, but with each move he has gained experience that makes him the exactly right choice for Sandusky Schools now. Whether he opts to put his hat in the ring when the search for a permanent superintendent begins in January remains to be seen. Everybody has an opinion; Don't miss ours
7:56 AM Aug 8, 2012
A defense attorney says an Ohio man who brought a gun, ammunition and several knives to a showing of the latest Batman movie did so for protection and out of fear following a deadly Colorado shooting.
6:00 AM Aug 8, 2012
The U.S. Agriculture Department says nearly $15 million will be available for battling the tree-killing Asian longhorned beetle in Ohio.
8:00 PM Aug 7, 2012