For my "best books of 2012" blog posting, I followed the same rules as when I did a similar posting last year -- I asked writers and other readers for recommendations. I did not ask anyone to limit himself or herself to books that were published in 2012.

10:24 AM Dec 12, 2012

Nine months after the death of their 19-year-old son, Mike and Shannon Limberios are still fighting for answers from Sandusky County officials.

10:24 AM Dec 12, 2012

(UPDATED after 12:12) In case you didn't know, it is the 12th day of the 12th month and the 12th year of the millenium.

9:07 AM Dec 12, 2012
State officials say a beetle that threatens walnut trees has been found in Ohio.
9:02 AM Dec 12, 2012
Here are the best oils for your health and the benefits they bring.
7:34 AM Dec 12, 2012
A holiday tradition in this upstate New York resort town has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to smash them at Christmas.
6:01 AM Dec 12, 2012
Erie County's former champion against child abuse and domestic violence is demanding his three former bosses reinstate him.
5:02 AM Dec 12, 2012
Students in the U.S. perform better than the global average, but still lag behind many of their peers in Asia and Europe, an international study found.
8:31 PM Dec 11, 2012
A Perkins Township police officer has been fired and two more reprimanded following an alleged drunken incident on Thanksgiving Day.
6:42 PM Dec 11, 2012
New tests that promise to speed up diagnosis of food poisoning pose an unexpected problem: They could make it more difficult to identify dangerous outbreaks like the one that sickened people who ate a variety of Trader Joe's peanut butter this fall.
6:01 PM Dec 11, 2012
Get geared up for Christmas at the Ritz on Wednesday with the "Christmas with The Osmond Brothers" show. It will be a concert for the whole family according to what Merrill Osmond told us.
5:33 PM Dec 11, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard has responded to a report of a damaged 730-foot bulk carrier and oil sheen in the Maumee River near Toledo.
4:05 PM Dec 11, 2012