Excerpt from the Across the State editorial in today's Register: The state of Ohio faces a gap of $77 billion between what it owes to its five public pension plans and what it has funded. That’s more than the gross domestic product of Panama.

6:45 AM Feb 19, 2013
A Texas couple says a Tennessee sheriff's deputy pulled them over after mistaking a car decal of the buckeye leaf for a marijuana leaf.
6:07 AM Feb 19, 2013
Pending cuts to teachers, staffing listed during public meeting.
12:25 AM Feb 19, 2013
Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plans to open a new technology center in northwest Ohio by the end of the year.
8:17 PM Feb 18, 2013
Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA team to 10 championships from the Showtime dynasty of the 1980s to the Kobe Bryant era, died Monday. He was 80. He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Bob Steiner, his assistant.
7:05 PM Feb 18, 2013
Ohio's casinos are likely to pay off less tax money for cities and schools than expected, and some think that storefront gambling-style operations known as Internet cafes might be a big reason for the shortfall.
6:15 PM Feb 18, 2013
Ottawa County’s health department has given its adult immunization program a shot in the arm.
5:02 PM Feb 18, 2013
But this recipe is still fast, delicious and not loaded with fat
3:54 PM Feb 18, 2013
A Sandusky man who recently threatened police was stabbed in the head Friday morning on Huntington Avenue.
2:51 PM Feb 18, 2013
Expanding Ohio's sales tax might take some of the fun out of going to concerts, football games and amusement parks.
1:20 PM Feb 18, 2013
Police have arrested Robert Lee Jackson Jr., who is suspected in local robberies at Firelands Federal Credit Union on Saturday and a Norwalk gas station Monday morning.
11:10 AM Feb 18, 2013
Taste of the North Coast, one of our favorite local food and drink tasting events, is back in action for its third year. “I describe it [the event] as going out to dinner to twenty two places at the same time,” said John Moldovan, president of the Erie County Chamber of Commerce.
10:16 AM Feb 18, 2013
Remember the days when your father helped paint a neighbor's house and that neighbor returned the favor by helping him with his tax return?
9:00 AM Feb 18, 2013
The state fire marshal’s investigators found 54 violations during a January inspection of Perkins High School.
8:00 AM Feb 18, 2013