Everybody has an opinion ... excerpt from today's Viewpoint editorial, May 11, 2012: SPD's Orzech and Newell, Perry's Monument, the Cold Creek festival, birders and another welcome to FRMC's new CEO. It's all good.
6:05 AM May 11, 2012
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has informed the NBA that Ohio's largest city wants to become home to a professional basketball team now that the city and surrounding county have bought Nationwide Arena.
6:00 AM May 11, 2012
Three eastern Ohio school districts that canceled classes when dozens of tigers, bears and other exotics animals were let loose don't have to make up an extra school day.
8:07 PM May 10, 2012

This week on Five Points, Emil and Andy talk about Andy's preview of the Cleveland casino and how it might impact the region.

5:59 PM May 10, 2012
Some Ohio legislators are questioning high rates of disability retirements among Dayton's police and firefighters.
4:07 PM May 10, 2012
The following real estate transactions represent the highest and lowest amounts recorded in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties for the week ending May 11, 2012.
3:56 PM May 10, 2012

This is a weekly column by Sandusky attorney Dan McGookey, devoted to telling true stories of homeowners who have been victimized by a lending system which makes it profitable to foreclose. The names used have been changed for privacy purposes. This is Lyle's Tale.

3:34 PM May 10, 2012

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, the annual photo contest will be going digital this year. As of today, you can start sending in submissions to the various category e-mail addresses. Entries are limited to two entries per person per category.

1:57 PM May 10, 2012
An unemployed Ohio man was browsing at his local thrift store for items he could restore and resell when he spotted a Picasso poster with the word "Exposition" written across the front, some French words, and the image of a warped round face. He handed over $14.14 for what he saw as a nice commercial print.
1:55 PM May 10, 2012
The area's lone public dog park now caters to any pedigree of pup - so long as the pooch plays nice.
12:37 PM May 10, 2012
Q: I noticed a new restaurant going in next door to AT&T in the Plato Closet's Plaza. What restaurant is it? -Eric on Hendry Street
12:15 PM May 10, 2012

Our FIT Challengers competed in their third challenge, this time at NOMS.

10:09 AM May 10, 2012
An Erie County grand jury indicted two Norwalk men on multiple felonies stemming from an alleged robbery and assault in a Huron motel room.
10:08 AM May 10, 2012
Two passenger ferries that bring supplies to a Canadian island in Lake Erie won't be running again until the end of May because repairs are taking longer than expected.
10:00 AM May 10, 2012