Q: Can you dig into why contractors are digging into the east side of the not so long ago refurbished Hayes Avenue underpass? - Tim in Venice Heights
12:02 PM Sep 4, 2012

Erie County's health department has been putting up signs at local beaches to warn people venturing into the water about harmful algal blooms and to provide news on bacteria readings. This commercial airing on local cable channels explains the new sign program:

 

11:30 AM Sep 4, 2012

Topic for this week is Charter Section 27, paragraph 4.

11:12 AM Sep 4, 2012
Locals chugging from juice jugs or skimming over spicy tidbits in gossip magazines won't have to red light their recycling anymore. A new environmental program soon landing in Sandusky will encourage people to properly dispose of aluminum, plastic and paper products.
11:11 AM Sep 4, 2012
Excerpt from the Viewpoint editorial in today's Register: If the new mayor was dissatisfied with Rose before the meeting, he seemed convinced by the residents who spoke out on Rose's behalf that he was the man for the police chief's job. Everybody has an opinion; Don't miss ours
9:54 AM Sep 4, 2012
Through comedic jabs and sports analogies aimed at ridiculing Republican policies, President Barack Obama built support from union workers and middleclass citizens during a passionate campaign speech Labor Day.
7:41 AM Sep 4, 2012
On a summer morning, marine biologist Ray Grizzle reaches into the waters of the Bronx River estuary and pulls up an oyster. The 2-year-old female is ''good and healthy.''
1:00 PM Sep 3, 2012
President Barack Obama visits Toledo today, a day before the start of the Democratic National Convention. Register reporter Andy Ouriel is covering the president's visit. Be sure to get a copy of Tuesday's Register for a story and another installment of the Register's "Chasing the President" series.
12:49 PM Sep 3, 2012
Ohio officials have removed ospreys from the list of "threatened" species in the state, a reflection of the fact the fish-eating birds are doing well.
9:00 AM Sep 3, 2012
With their slouch hats, whiskers and time-worn instruments, members of the 2nd South Carolina String Band look and sound like a Civil War camp band. And while they play ''Oh! Susannah'' and other familiar fare, they don't shy from other historical songs with inescapably racist overtones that may offend some modern listeners.
6:00 AM Sep 3, 2012
The following construction projects have been announced by the Ohio Department of Transportation for the week of Sept. 3:
5:00 AM Sep 3, 2012
In a tough Philadelphia neighborhood where an off-duty police officer was shot to death last month, a mother is afraid to walk to the corner store with her two children. In a Chicago area where 23 people have been killed by gunfire so far this year, kids don't want to go outside. In Harlem, a 26-year-old man worries his family will get hit by crossfire.
3:00 PM Sep 2, 2012