With their elderly parents seated across the octagonal oak table, Donna and Jim Parker were back in the kitchen they knew so well - the hutch along one wall crammed with plates, bells and salt-and-pepper shakers picked up during family trips; at the table's corner, the spindly wooden high chair where a 7-year-old Jim had tearfully confessed to setting a neighbor's woods ablaze.
6:00 AM Jun 26, 2012
Embattled Huron Schools superindendent Fred Fox will be on paid leave as the investigation into his alleged misconduct continues.
10:17 PM Jun 25, 2012
Tropical Storm Debby drenched Florida with heavy rains and flooded neighborhoods as it was parked nearly stationary Monday over the Gulf of Mexico.
8:07 PM Jun 25, 2012
An SUV driver fleeing officers struck and killed a 12-year-old girl in western Ohio, police said.
5:31 PM Jun 25, 2012

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5:22 PM Jun 25, 2012
The Ohio Supreme Court has denied to hear an appeal from a Detroit man serving a life sentence in a murder-for-hire conviction.
3:07 PM Jun 25, 2012
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to sign a sweeping education bill that seeks to strengthen ties between the state's employers and public schools and makes dozens of other policy changes.
2:24 PM Jun 25, 2012
Diane Roepke, 15, and her friend, Stephanie White, were on the beach near the family home at Cedar Point Chaussee in July 1976 when they made a surprising discovery - a sealed wine bottle that appeared to have a document in it.
12:58 PM Jun 25, 2012
Q: Are you still publishing the Funcoast? Seems like I haven't seen the print edition of this for a couple of weeks now. - Lynn in Fairview Lanes
12:00 PM Jun 25, 2012
Q: I hear that there are hazardous chemicals transported through this area every day, both on the roads and the railways. Should I be worried about this? Who handles those kinds of disasters?
10:54 AM Jun 25, 2012
Average gas prices in Ohio have dropped more than 20 cents over the past week, though drivers still are paying more than they were at this time last year.
10:48 AM Jun 25, 2012
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the following road construction projects for the week of June 25.
10:35 AM Jun 25, 2012
Erie MetroParks officials have unveiled a blueprint detailing several improvements planned for public green spaces over the next five years.
10:34 AM Jun 25, 2012
Not just anyone is brave enough to strap a queen bee to their chin.
10:33 AM Jun 25, 2012
(UPDATED WITH FULL REPORT at 2:58 p.m.) The Huron school board has released a law firm's 50-page report on allegations against superintendent Fred Fox, who the board suspended Tuesday without pay.
10:32 AM Jun 25, 2012