An unemployed Ohio man was browsing at his local thrift store for items he could restore and resell when he spotted a Picasso poster with the word "Exposition" written across the front, some French words, and the image of a warped round face. He handed over $14.14 for what he saw as a nice commercial print.
1:55 PM May 10, 2012
The area's lone public dog park now caters to any pedigree of pup - so long as the pooch plays nice.
12:37 PM May 10, 2012
Q: I noticed a new restaurant going in next door to AT&T in the Plato Closet's Plaza. What restaurant is it? -Eric on Hendry Street
12:15 PM May 10, 2012

Our FIT Challengers competed in their third challenge, this time at NOMS.

10:09 AM May 10, 2012
An Erie County grand jury indicted two Norwalk men on multiple felonies stemming from an alleged robbery and assault in a Huron motel room.
10:08 AM May 10, 2012
Two passenger ferries that bring supplies to a Canadian island in Lake Erie won't be running again until the end of May because repairs are taking longer than expected.
10:00 AM May 10, 2012
The phantom money was flowing Wednesday at Ohio's first casino, with cashiers practicing for next week's opening and no one going home a loser.
6:01 AM May 10, 2012
Everybody has an opinion ... excerpt from today's Viewpoint editorial, May 10, 2012: Equally disappointing, perhaps, are the efforts by Erie County treasurer Jo Dee Fantozz to keep the lid on the cost of theft losses in her office and to appeal to other elected officials for help in that endeavor.
6:00 AM May 10, 2012
Everybody has an opinion ... excerpt from today's Viewpoint editorial, May 10, 2012: Equally disappointing, perhaps, are the efforts by Erie County treasurer Jo Dee Fantozz to keep the lid on the loss and to appeal to other elected officials for help in that endeavor.
5:57 AM May 10, 2012
Excerpt from today's Viewpoint editorial, May 9, 2012: We're concerned this study is simply a means to justify the ends, and the $3.4 million price tag will pay for conclusions already reached before the study even commences. We're also simply disappointed that politics and gamesmanship seem to be the top priority here over responsible stewardship of taxpayer money.
5:50 AM May 10, 2012
A poll finds Ohio voters strongly favor a proposal by Republican Gov. John Kasich to raise taxes on big oil and gas drillers to fund modest income-tax relief.
8:07 PM May 9, 2012
The Division of Watercraft announced that it now offers extended office hours on Mondays and Tuesdays.
5:09 PM May 9, 2012
The remains of a southwest Ohio soldier who went missing during the Korean War have been identified more than 60 years later and will be buried this week with full military honors.
5:07 PM May 9, 2012