Every year has important news, but 2011 had events that will live forever in our memories.
6:00 AM Jan 1, 2012
The latest in a series of minor earthquakes in northeast Ohio hit on Saturday, sending some stunned residents running for cover as bookshelves shook and pictures and lamps fell from tables.
5:00 AM Jan 1, 2012
A stolen car driven by a 16-year-old Sandusky boy smashed into a parked SUV Saturday during a high-speed police chase in the 900 block of Wayne St. But the boy wasn't done. Apparently uninjured, he jumped out and led police on a 10-minute foot chase. Police set up a perimeter and brought out Sandusky police dog Justice, who tracked the boy to a shed behind 908 Hancock St.
10:34 PM Dec 31, 2011
An animal rights group wants Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle killed when trucks hauling them flipped in two separate wrecks.
10:04 PM Dec 31, 2011
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-car crash that injured two people this morning.
10:04 PM Dec 31, 2011
No local Sears or Kmarts are included in a partial list of stores to be closed, according to a news release from the Sears Holding Corp. The company plans to shut down up to 120 Sears and Kmart stores across the nation. The list so far shows just 79 stores scheduled for closure, and no Sears locations in Ohio are included in the partial list.
10:03 PM Dec 31, 2011
U.S. troops are increasingly using an easy-to-get herbal mix called "Spice," which mimics a marijuana high and can bring on hallucinations that last for days.
10:03 PM Dec 31, 2011
A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew evacuated an 85-year-old woman who was suffering severe injuries and possible hypothermia after reportedly falling down on Kelleys Island, according to a release issued by the agency Saturday evening.
10:02 PM Dec 31, 2011
One week into her new job, Nicole Ard has gotten a ringing endorsement from her former boss in Hillsborough, N.C.
1:00 PM Dec 31, 2011
Tondra Frisby has become something of a surrogate relative to Sandusky children in need of a positive role model - especially girls who need a woman they can look up to.
8:00 AM Dec 31, 2011
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wept Friday as he recalled his late mother's end-of-life illnesses, a moment of poignancy in a notably negative Republican presidential Iowa caucus campaign with four unpredictable days yet to run.
6:01 AM Dec 31, 2011
Castalia educator Jean Smith is retired, but in name only.
5:00 AM Dec 31, 2011
An entrepreneur is hoping a unique food combination catches on locally.
7:24 PM Dec 30, 2011
Less than two weeks after graduating from the New York City police academy, more than 1,500 rookie officers have a daunting first assignment: helping to protect Times Square on New Year's Eve.
1:30 PM Dec 30, 2011
A woman's animated decoration of a black Santa Claus has been returned to her yard a year after it was stolen. Diana Carter said she was awakened early Christmas morning by a noise outside her Shawnee Township home and saw a silhouetted figure lying in the front yard. She called police, who confirmed that it was her Santa swiped last year on Christmas Day.
1:17 PM Dec 30, 2011