A 76-year-old woman who dragged a donkey behind a tractor for a mile pleaded no contest to a single count of animal cruelty this week. (Story contains a disturbing photo of the donkey. Reader discretion is advised.)
5:00 AM Oct 21, 2012
Dwayne Boudreaux's memories of the Circle Food Store in New Orleans 7th Ward neighborhood are so vivid he can walk through its colonnade of arches into the dark and empty shell and give a guided tour of how it was before Hurricane Katrina.
3:38 PM Oct 20, 2012
A Castalia family has taken legal action against Sandusky County officials who ignored their questions about the death of 19-year-old Jacob Limberios.
3:00 PM Oct 20, 2012
Aspen Dental Management and the private equity firm that controls it illegally operate dental clinics across the country and engage in aggressive, misleading profit-driven practices that cause patients economic harm, claims a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in New York.
11:00 AM Oct 20, 2012
One attorney appointed to aid in cop killer Kevin Randleman’s defense spent the equivalent of 117 eight-hour work days on the case, according to court documents.
9:00 AM Oct 20, 2012
The second debate in Ohio's hotly contested U.S. Senate race turned almost vitriolic Thursday night, as Republican challenger Josh Mandel called Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown a liar and Brown said Mandel can't be trusted.
6:00 AM Oct 20, 2012
One Erie County commissioner candidate stepped up his call for a countywide violent crime task force a day after a 33-year-old woman was found murdered in her Follett Street apartment.
5:00 AM Oct 20, 2012
Local American Idol finalist to stump for Obama campaign in downtown.
9:18 PM Oct 19, 2012
A visitor center depicting the 1970 Kent State University shootings that killed four students and describing the social and cultural backdrop of the time will open this weekend on the northeast Ohio campus.
8:03 PM Oct 19, 2012
Volunteers from the American Red Cross will be going door-to-door at select apartment buildings in the Sandusky area Saturday to deliver fire safety and other disaster prevention information.
6:01 PM Oct 19, 2012
Edison High School will host its annual marching band review at 7 p.m. Saturday at the high school stadium.
5:11 PM Oct 19, 2012

Here is this week’s edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up:


4:04 PM Oct 19, 2012
Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash on Tiffin Road just south of County Road 201 in Ballville Township, Sandusky County, early Friday morning.
3:31 PM Oct 19, 2012

It's a good year for schools named Ohio on the football field, both for the teams carrying the ball and the teams carrying instruments.

3:05 PM Oct 19, 2012