This week on the Herbal Collections blog, master herbalist Mary Colvin writes about a battle-worthy herb that can probably be found right in your kitchen.

11:00 AM Aug 17, 2012
Rains that eased or stabilized parched conditions in some key farming states haven't helped growers and ranchers in Kansas or Nebraska, where the severity of the drought continues to spike, a climate monitoring center showed Thursday.
10:00 AM Aug 17, 2012
It's not too late to get in on the Big Splash Raffle.
9:38 AM Aug 17, 2012
Mixed messages from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission have prompted U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich to ask a top safety official to investigate the reopening of Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station.
9:37 AM Aug 17, 2012
Construction crews should soon begin demolishing the blighted building where a police dog died in June during an unauthorized training exercise.
9:00 AM Aug 17, 2012

Football1, a newly registered reader at, was the first person to get the correct answer in the weekly Cedar Point Trivia Contest on "Between the Lines Live."

7:38 AM Aug 17, 2012
Facing what is emerging as a defining issue, Mitt Romney running mate Paul Ryan on Wednesday invited debate over his controversial proposal to overhaul Medicare and predicted the GOP would win the argument.
6:00 AM Aug 17, 2012
A bipartisan association of Ohio election officials is praising the state's top elections chief for setting uniform early voting hours in the presidential battleground.
8:00 PM Aug 16, 2012

The week on Five Points reporters Emil Whitis and Andy Ouriel talk about Mitt Romney's VP pick and Cedar Point's new roller coaster.

6:00 PM Aug 16, 2012
Apple-picking, a cherished autumn tradition, is off to an early start in the Northeast and Upper Midwest as growers deal with aftershocks from wacky spring weather that hammered fruit crops.
5:00 PM Aug 16, 2012
A Vermilion man was seriously injured in a one-car crash Wednesday on Darrow Road.
3:00 PM Aug 16, 2012

Where’s the action at 1 p.m. Thursday? At, where Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter is the special guest on “Between the Lines Live.”  

2:41 PM Aug 16, 2012
Michael Milner could face the death penalty if convicted in the murder of a Sandusky toddler.
2:35 PM Aug 16, 2012