Erie County officials shaved about $2.6 million from the 2012 budget without laying off employees. The county's 150 departments will work with about 2 percent less in funding than what they received last year. "We are doing things a lot more efficiently," county commissioner Bill Monaghan said.
9:16 PM Feb 26, 2012
While her peers still have a year or more of high school, 16-year-old Celeste Haupt is just two math credits away from graduating.
8:16 PM Feb 26, 2012
Area aerospace leaders had Perkins firefighters tied up with training at a unique site this week.
8:15 PM Feb 26, 2012

This week on Five Points with Emil and Andy, the reporters talk about their Chasing the President project and who in history they would want to interview.

8:15 PM Feb 26, 2012
Mary Singler's business card has a new title.
3:00 PM Feb 26, 2012
Two congressional heavyweights and a political rookie took the stage at BGSU Firelands on Thursday night.
10:13 AM Feb 26, 2012
Local police respond every day to heated and unusual situations. The following is one item pulled from the daily police blotter.
7:00 AM Feb 26, 2012
Steve Panetta smoked for 34 years, the last 10 at a three-pack-a-day clip. He watched his father die from lung cancer and his stepfather struggle with emphysema. He tried quitting six times before a state-funded cessation program helped him beat the habit in 2002.
5:00 AM Feb 26, 2012
Aileen M. (Petch) Barcus, 90, of Sandusky and Huron, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in the Commons of Providence, Sandusky. She was born in London, England, and grew up during the war. She came to the Huron area in 2001 coming from Winchester, Mass.
3:21 PM Feb 25, 2012
The leader of a Michigan militia said in a conversation secretly recorded by an undercover informant that he would kill police officers and their family members as part of a prelude to a larger war against the government.
2:00 PM Feb 25, 2012
Erie MetroParks leaders plan to let pit bulls join in the fray at the Bark Park now that state officials are no longer calling the dog breed "vicious."
1:00 PM Feb 25, 2012
A son of Robert F. Kennedy is facing misdemeanor charges after fighting with nurses at a suburban New York hospital while trying to carry his newborn son out of the maternity ward.
11:00 AM Feb 25, 2012
A Sandusky man racked up two citations for driving under suspension in less than an hour Friday morning.
8:00 AM Feb 25, 2012