After getting a couple of calls last Friday from parents of students in the Perkins school district, we learned that, yes, indeed, there had been a lockdown at Perkins High School and another at Briar Middle School on Thursday.
Yee-hah and hallelujah. Taxpayers aren't going to get sacked with the $22,000 bill for the tainted and inaccurate Murman report and the tens of thousands being spent right now on the Nuessegate civil service hearings.
"My pen is the barrel of the gun..." These are the words of Pete Wentz, my favorite lyricist. It's like the modern version of the quote "The pen is mightier than the sword," spoken by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839.
If you've ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I wonder what's happening in my hometown right now," but you weren't near your computer and you left your copy of the Sandusky Register print edition back at Starbuck's, you're in luck.
The news[paper] has always been about speed. Even a hundred years ago, before TV and radio, newspapers were about helping you download an unmanageable pile of information every day as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is why reading is not really in trouble.
If you're still unclear why the Erie County commissioners decided to hike water rates for county customers, finance reports delivered last week by the county's chief numbers-cruncher, Pete Daniel, offer a strong clue.
It’s Blitz! by Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs: The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs have always defied easy categorization. In 2003, they released “Fever To Tell,” a wild-eyed and brilliant debut album that led critics to quickly annoint them The Next Great Rock Band.
The Register news team has asked repeatedly, under the Ohio Revised Code public records law, for the invoices and expenses from attorney Margaret Cannon and retired judge Joseph Cirigliano Jr. for their work during the civil service hearings for fired police Chief Kim Nuesse.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association Web site, it is estimated that as many as five million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease. That includes 13 percent over the age of 65 and nearly 50 percent who are 85 and older.
On Saturday, I went with five other Sandusky Register journalists to a Society of Professional Journalists conference in Columbus. It was our day off. The paper covered our registration fees, but we covered our own food, lodging, bar tab, etc.