In a video timed to coincide with Mother's Day weekend, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin urged people around the country to push for new scrutiny of "stand your ground" self-defense laws like those in Florida and about two dozen other states.
6:00 AM May 12, 2012
Bird watchers who flock to the area each May bring with them more than just binoculars, according to an economic impact study recently released by a Bowling Green State University researcher.
5:00 AM May 12, 2012
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and 37 of his counterparts elsewhere are urging movie studios to take smoking out of films rated for youth audiences.
8:07 PM May 11, 2012
A 9-year-old boy removed from his mother's custody after his weight ballooned to more than 200 pounds has slimmed down enough to return home.
5:20 PM May 11, 2012
Here is this week's edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up:
4:07 PM May 11, 2012
The Erie County Dog Pound has these dogs available for adoption:
3:21 PM May 11, 2012
Jenny Yontz was all smiles in her new outfit.
3:00 PM May 11, 2012
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says the economy is the overriding issue for this year's elections, and that Republicans should stay focused on that, not gay marriage.
2:41 PM May 11, 2012

My wife is not particularly political, but she's very interested in animal rights.

2:18 PM May 11, 2012
(Updated with video) Donna Hensley, a Perkins High School teacher, has gathered 78 percent of her goal to raise $10,000 to research a rare disease that took hold of her younger sister.
1:31 PM May 11, 2012
An Ohio appeals court's ruling would effectively allow private attorneys to perform secret work for local government, all on the taxpayer's dime.
12:54 PM May 11, 2012
Q: When are they going to fix the street in front of the U.S. Post Office? Eastbound out of the Post Office parking lot there is a hole that looks four inches deep. Looks bad for Sandusky. -Bill Spence from Vermilion.
12:48 PM May 11, 2012

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted stopped by the Register offices to talk about changes to Ohio election laws repealed this week over concerns voters will be confused about voting in the November election.

10:44 AM May 11, 2012
President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage adds a new layer of complexity for voters - especially independents - in battleground states that will decide the race for the White House.
10:00 AM May 11, 2012