A janitor spots an abandoned diaper bag lying on a table in the sprawling food court at the Mall of America. A bomb-sniffing dog and a security officer are there within minutes, examining the package while nearby shoppers are held a safe distance away.
3:00 PM Aug 7, 2011
Will the screams of roller coaster riders at Cedar Point soon mingle with the roars of gigantic dinosaurs?
1:00 PM Aug 7, 2011
Monroeville residents will soon see their sewer bills spike. But aside from moving out of the village, there's not much they can do about it.
6:00 AM Aug 7, 2011
President Barack Obama sought to distance himself Saturday from the bad news of the nation's first-ever credit-rating downgrade, but lawmakers and presidential candidates showed no such reticence -- trading salvos over who's at fault and why.
10:57 PM Aug 6, 2011
The U.S. House ethics committee says Ohio Congresswoman Jean Schmidt was unaware she was receiving an impermissible gift when she accepted legal services funded by the Turkish Coalition of America.
11:00 AM Aug 6, 2011
"No. 2" has become the No. 1 problem for new public fountain and spray park in Ohio, leading to regular shutdowns so children will go to the restroom.
6:00 AM Aug 6, 2011
Clyde residents are worried about the potential health risks a natural-gas power plant could pose if it's built in their community.
5:00 AM Aug 6, 2011
A lottery official says a winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $99 million has been sold at a gas station in northeastern Ohio.
1:14 AM Aug 6, 2011

The new issue of "The Week" magazine has an article on Kody Brown, a polygamist in Utah who has four wives and 16 children and stepchildren. (Apparently, he's a reality TV star trying to dodge prosecution.)

5:47 PM Aug 5, 2011
If you missed Thursday's Town Hall meeting at Sandusky High School, you can watch it here.
4:04 PM Aug 5, 2011
It was just a few years ago when Perkins Township trustees and Sandusky city commissioners asked a group of citizens to review the potential viability of a combined headquarters for the Perkins and Sandusky police departments.
3:53 PM Aug 5, 2011
Pick up your Sunday Register at a newsstand or store near you for these stories and more.
3:34 PM Aug 5, 2011
The tea party is here to stay. The 2-year-old phenomenon's muscular role in the debt-ceiling crisis made that clear, despite earlier predictions it would fade away when the national furor over health care cooled down.
1:26 PM Aug 5, 2011
(UPDATED) Four people were injured in a boat crash early this morning after a 26 ft. Chris Craft crashed into a break wall near the West Bay Inn on Kelleys Island.
11:57 AM Aug 5, 2011