The "Solid South" was a political fact, benefiting Democrats for generations and then Republicans, with Bible Belt and racial politics ruling the day.
8:07 PM Aug 20, 2012
West Virginia University is back on top for the first time in five years, bumping off Ohio University to reclaim its title as the nation's No. 1 party school.
5:00 PM Aug 20, 2012
Troopers from Ohio State Highway Patrol's Fremont post are investigating a Sunday afternoon crash that resulted in the death of a Lindsey man.
4:08 PM Aug 20, 2012
A judge in Ohio is giving defense attorneys more time to complete psychological evaluations of a teenager charged with killing three students in a high school cafeteria shooting.
2:00 PM Aug 20, 2012

Ruth and Bob Haag say goodbye in the latest issue of their newspaper, A Sandusky Bay Journal, which is free throughout Erie County (I picked up my copy in Vermilion last week).

1:21 PM Aug 20, 2012
Financially speaking, three ongoing murder cases translate into a triple-play tragedy for the workload at the Erie County public defender's office.
12:42 PM Aug 20, 2012
Q: Hi Mailbag - Is there a good family doctor in the Sandusky area that is reasonable for people without insurance? We would like to find someone who is great at diagnosing problems and really cares about the patient. We are willing to pay for each visit for the right doctor. Would love the community to share their thoughts. Thanks so much! - John from Margaretta Twp.
12:05 PM Aug 20, 2012
Ohio drivers are paying about the same at the gas pump this week as last.
10:59 AM Aug 20, 2012
What's the recipe for an epic block party?
10:42 AM Aug 20, 2012
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the following road construction projects for the week of Aug. 20.
10:41 AM Aug 20, 2012
Erie County Fair organizers' jubilation with this year's attendance figures likely rivals a child's excitement after winning a massive prize at the almost- impossible ring-toss game.
9:01 AM Aug 20, 2012
Scientists and students from universities in the Michigan and Ontario cities of Sault Ste. Marie are trying to aid the survival of an endangered bird.
6:00 AM Aug 20, 2012