After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gay people, angering critics who hoped that relentless protest campaigns might lead to change.
2:00 PM Jul 18, 2012
(BREAKING NEWS 12:33 p.m.): Erie county prosecutors have filed aggravated murder charges against a man for his alleged role in killing 50-year-old John Debski in his Wilbert Street home on Saturday.
12:51 PM Jul 18, 2012
Q: Could you please tell me if there are any plans to build a bus stop shelter for the people waiting to get picked up from the Public Transportation System. I notice that so many people are waiting in the HOT sun / rain or the COLD blowing snow (namely mall area).
12:41 PM Jul 18, 2012
An Iraq war veteran wanted in the shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her pregnant sister in Michigan fatally shot himself in a remote West Virginia cabin after seeing federal marshals closing in on him, authorities said Wednesday.
10:48 AM Jul 18, 2012
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are still trying to figure out if a Berlin Heights woman was texting just before a fatal wreck May 16 on Ohio 60.
10:41 AM Jul 18, 2012
Erie County clerk of courts Luvada Wilson inherited an office accustomed to aggravating community members and keeping pertinent public information secret for 30 years.
10:37 AM Jul 18, 2012
Four blows from a blunt object ended the life of a Sandusky man whose body was found Saturday morning in his Wilbert Street home, authorities said.
9:00 AM Jul 18, 2012

Kings Island had a roller coaster named Screamin' Demon when I was a kid.

Anytime I’m at Cedar Point with co-worker Andy Ouriel, of “Five Points with Emil & Andy,” it makes me think of that ride, just because of the name.

7:31 AM Jul 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through 9 p.m. today across the Register's circulation area. It will be mostly sunny this morning. Then becoming partly cloudy. Hot with highs in the upper 90s.
10:03 PM Jul 17, 2012
Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1960s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the early years of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting the end result of their cooking.
6:00 PM Jul 17, 2012
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by seven states that sought to block a contraception coverage rule within the federal health care law.
5:07 PM Jul 17, 2012

Warning: The attached audio includes profanity that some might find offensive. 

Former Erie County auditor Tom Paul was downright nasty when he called the Register this past weekend to complain about a story in the Saturday Register about property evaluations. Judge it for yourself. Listen to the message he left for reporter Andy Ouriel. 

4:09 PM Jul 17, 2012
A Sandusky police officer and his wife were injured Sunday in motorcycle crash near Mason and Stephens roads.
3:03 PM Jul 17, 2012
Ohio is doubling the amount of medication it provides to mentally ill inmates as they leave prison in hopes of easing their transition and keeping them from committing new crimes.
2:47 PM Jul 17, 2012