Sandusky police officers are expected to ask for the city to use its emergency piggy bank to call back laid-off officers at tonight's city commission meeting.
This and many other items on the agenda. Stay tuned to www.sanduskyregister.com to view the livestream video broadcast of the city commission meeting. It starts at 5 p.m.
Steam comes from the engine block of a semi truck as Perkins fire sprays water to a semi truck that was on fire at Ohio 4, just north of Strub Road today.
No one was injured, but traffic had to be rerouted as crews cleared the scene.
A few days ago when I got to work and checked my e-mail, I found a long press release from the Jennifer Brunner campaign, criticizing Lee Fisher, her opponent in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate.
Primary elections. Yawn.
That's what most of us seem to think, anyway; Americans' dismayingly low voter turnouts are even lower for primary contests. Who wants to watch the prelims when the championship bout is on the way?
But this time, at least in Erie County, the real contest is in the primaries.
Just before 6 p.m. Thursday, Imelda Muniz called 911 to report she had just set her furniture on fire and needed someone to respond.
Muniz, 39, of Willard, gave her address, 524 Pleasant St., and a dispatcher told her to flee the home.
Like many Americans, I am concerned about the effect that government pensions are having on the economy. And this is not necessarily a matter of whether or not the pensions are deserved. Far from it. In the case of police and firemen, they should be getting larger pensions than they are already. The question is, can we afford it?
That's what Jack Myers, the Erie County sanitary engineer, could have said earlier this month when he told county officials and Sandusky city commissioners that the county's rural water district turned a profit last year.
Mega merchants strive to be everything to everybody by addressing every possible want or need of the buying public. This approach works for a broad spectrum of Americans who flock to big box stores to load up on what TV advertisers tell them they need to be happy.
One thing Sandusky residents can count on is Sharon Johnson looking out for their best interests.
A frequent member of the audience at city commission meetings, Johnson is the person who scrutinizes commissioners' every word and delves into the small print of every proposal.