Attacking a deepening jobs crisis, President Barack Obama challenged a reluctant Congress Thursday night to urgently pass a larger-than-expected $450 billion plan to "jolt an economy that has stalled." He urged lawmakers to slash Social Security taxes for tens of millions of Americans and for almost every business to encourage hiring.
12:11 PM Sep 16, 2011
Imploring Congress to follow his lead, President Barack Obama on Tuesday lobbied lawmakers to adopt his nearly $450 billion jobs plan, promising it would help workers in the construction industry and rebuild schools in crumbling condition. Said Obama: "My question to Congress is, what on earth are we waiting for?"
12:10 PM Sep 16, 2011
We asked some area residents what they thought of the new federal jobs plan presented by President Barack Obama.
12:10 PM Sep 16, 2011
Ohio Department of Commerce Director David Goodman urges Erie County residents to join in the 2011 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt by checking the Sandusky Register on Tuesday.
11:28 AM Sep 16, 2011
It's not easy to understand why a police officer who assaulted another police officer was not charged with assault immediately after other police arrived at the home where the altercation took place. The victim, Huron County deputy Chris Williamson, was obviously injured in the attack, bloodied and bruised about his face.
10:03 AM Sep 16, 2011
Of four finalists who city commissioners have chosen to interview for the manager's spot, two were fired from their previous jobs.
8:00 AM Sep 16, 2011
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