The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution Thursday of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his sentence was unfair because of a question asked about race during his trial.
6:01 AM Sep 16, 2011
The Erie County Health Department has been waiting for state officials to collect $31,400 in unpaid fines from bars accused of violating the state's ban on indoor smoking.
5:00 AM Sep 16, 2011

The other day, my wife and I saw one of the best documentaries ever, "American Experience: Freedom Riders."

4:49 PM Sep 15, 2011
Thunder Roads Ohio will present their Thunder Roads North Coast Fall Rally event this weekend in downtown Sandusky. The event will begin on Friday, September 16 and run until Saturday, September 17.
3:22 PM Sep 15, 2011
Find out more about today's weather, birthdays and special features with Sarah Weber and Jason Werling.
1:45 PM Sep 15, 2011
An Ohio man has been charged with defrauding fellow Amish out of nearly $17 million by moving their money from safer securities to riskier investments subject to market fluctuations, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
1:10 PM Sep 15, 2011
Politicians and community leaders agree on one thing - poverty is a problem in Sandusky. What they have trouble agreeing on, however, is how big a problem it is, and whether it can be fixed.
12:43 PM Sep 15, 2011

Editor's note: Not everyone agreed with my August 11 blog post criticizing the Sandusky City Commission for launching a crackdown against homeowners who rent Sandusky ho

12:43 PM Sep 15, 2011
Monroeville Mayor Sharon Miller has been removed from the November ballot because she didn't put her address on her filing paperwork.
12:39 PM Sep 15, 2011
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they're offering to weaken a new law limiting collective bargaining in an attempt to keep a repeal effort off the November ballot.
12:33 PM Sep 15, 2011
The NAACP Sandusky chapter hosted the forum for voters to learn more about Sandusky school board hopefuls and city commission candidates, as well as the two women who are vying for Perkins Township fiscal officer on Monday.
12:12 PM Sep 15, 2011
We asked some area residents what should be on the priority lists of local candidates running for election in November.
12:00 PM Sep 15, 2011
The chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party says the organization is considering launching a ballot repeal effort against a Republican-drawn congressional map, should it clear the GOP-controlled Legislature.
11:50 AM Sep 15, 2011
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, is facing a likely primary challenge next year from fellow Democrat Dennis Kucinich, a longtime member of Congress and former Cleveland mayor.
11:48 AM Sep 15, 2011
Sandusky firefighters responded to 1308 Milan Road on Thursday after a mattress at the residence caught fire.
11:18 AM Sep 15, 2011