With temperatures hovering in the 90s Wednesday afternoon, 4-H contestants worked to keep cool as they proudly showed off their cattle at the Ottawa County Fair.
9:36 AM Jul 21, 2011
Catawba Island's former fiscal officer tried to dodge theft charges by bribing the township's fire chief, according to prosecutors.
9:00 AM Jul 21, 2011
On the eve of NASA's historic, wheel-stopping end to the shuttle program, the four astronauts making the final journey completed one last task.
6:00 AM Jul 21, 2011
A pregnant woman stabbed her friend four times with a kitchen knife Tuesday after he refused to get her food, police said.
5:00 AM Jul 21, 2011
An Ohio woman jailed after using her father's address to enroll her children in a neighboring school district told the state parole board on Wednesday that she's remorseful for lying and would do things differently if given the chance.
6:11 PM Jul 20, 2011
(Updated) Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill limiting access to abortion if a fetus could survive outside the womb.
3:56 PM Jul 20, 2011
The troubled lives and violent deaths of the 11 women whose remains were found in a Cleveland home were recounted one last time to jurors on Wednesday as the prosecution gave closing remarks in the trial of the man charged with killing them.
3:54 PM Jul 20, 2011
Scott Ford never wanted this.
3:45 PM Jul 20, 2011
The man accused of using a screwdriver to kill his estranged wife won't face the death penalty unless more evidence surfaces, Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter said.
3:44 PM Jul 20, 2011

I have library cards for several northern Ohio public libraries, I belong to a local book discussion group, I help judge a prize for science fiction novels and I write a blog devoted to an American writer with a cult following. I'm a pretty serious reader.

2:29 PM Jul 20, 2011
The top Democrat in the House reacted positively to a new bipartisan budget plan emerging in the Senate, even as a top House GOP military hawk said it would cut defense way too much.
2:26 PM Jul 20, 2011
The Ohio Parole Board says no mercy should be shown toward a condemned inmate set to die next month for killing a woman who was stabbed more than 100 times, then had her hands cut off.
1:36 PM Jul 20, 2011
Felony charges await two of three Sandusky boys arrested Monday night after joy-riding in a stolen van.
11:35 AM Jul 20, 2011
Like much of the Midwest, Sandusky is surfing a serious heat wave.
10:09 AM Jul 20, 2011
Authorities say a new bride arrested in Michigan on a 3-year-old warrant and briefly jailed wearing her wedding dress has missed her day in court.
6:21 PM Jul 19, 2011