Today the Ohio's Yesterdays blog writes about Capt. Benjamin Napier, who battled with the Kelleys for ownership of Cunningham Island (now known as Kelleys Island.)

5:18 PM Jul 18, 2012
A national legal panel that works to standardize state laws wants to simplify child custody rules for military service members, whose frequent deployments can leave them without clear legal recourse when family disputes erupt.
5:07 PM Jul 18, 2012
Q: My stepson refuses to work nor does he seem to want to. He continues to take advantage of his mother and she just keeps on giving. Food, clothing, room and board. I got a friend of mine to offer the ungrateful kid a job that he turned down. I'm sick of watching his mother do everything for him. I would love to give her an ultimatum but I don't have a job and rely on her myself. How do I get him to start acting his age and take some responsibility?
4:07 PM Jul 18, 2012
In 1886, Glen Norcliffe's bicycle would have seemed perfectly normal in downtown Sandusky.
3:00 PM Jul 18, 2012
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