Excerpt from today's Viewpoint editorial, May 9, 2012: We're concerned this study is simply a means to justify the ends, and the $3.4 million price tag will pay for conclusions already reached before the study even commences. We're also simply disappointed that politics and gamesmanship seem to be the top priority here over responsible stewardship of taxpayer money.
5:50 AM May 10, 2012
A poll finds Ohio voters strongly favor a proposal by Republican Gov. John Kasich to raise taxes on big oil and gas drillers to fund modest income-tax relief.
8:07 PM May 9, 2012
The Division of Watercraft announced that it now offers extended office hours on Mondays and Tuesdays.
5:09 PM May 9, 2012
The remains of a southwest Ohio soldier who went missing during the Korean War have been identified more than 60 years later and will be buried this week with full military honors.
5:07 PM May 9, 2012
Tests indicate the blue-green algae growth that has hampered tourism near a western Ohio lake appeared about two months earlier this year than last, possibly because of unseasonably warm weather.
3:19 PM May 9, 2012
The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service sought Wednesday to tamp down concern over wide-scale cuts, revealing it will seek to keep thousands of rural post offices open with shorter hours.
2:00 PM May 9, 2012
A Sandusky police officer with a troubled work history is in hot water yet again, this time for nearly missing a mandatory court appearance.
12:56 PM May 9, 2012
At an emotionally charged hearing Tuesday, a judge sentenced a murderous estranged husband to life in prison.
12:44 PM May 9, 2012
Q: I was just looking over the summer fun guide mailed out by the city of Sandusky and noticed the restaurants. Did a Subway restaurant go into the Markley's building? Thanks! - Tim from Sandusky
12:00 PM May 9, 2012
A Milan man was injured Tuesday in a crash involving two pickups and a school bus at Ohio 113 and U.S. 250.
11:59 AM May 9, 2012
The Huron Water Department has issued a boil alert for residents near Forest Hills, Valleyview and Hickory drives for Tuesday, May 8.
10:37 AM May 9, 2012
A Bellevue man who admitted to shaking an infant was sentenced to six years in prison Friday, according to court records.
10:36 AM May 9, 2012

A month ago, I spoke with someone who offered me several tips on convincing President Barack Obama to visit Sandusky and deliver a campaign speech.

10:35 AM May 9, 2012

It’s time to add more exercising to my schedule.  Sunday I did Indo rowing and then ran 2 miles. I did good with food all week until Saturday.

I wanted to have some Mexican food from Cinco de Mayo. I couldn’t find anyone to go with me all day. 

10:28 AM May 9, 2012
Ford says it will make 40,000 additional cars and trucks this year by cutting a week out of the normal summer shutdown at 13 factories.
10:00 AM May 9, 2012