A burst of gunfire sent Annelise Fiedler running out of her home to see what the noise was. In the yard next door, she saw 30-year-old Sara McMeen hovering over her baby as if she had dropped her. Fiedler asked McMeen if everything was all right.
5:00 AM Dec 18, 2011
Saturday evening found law enforcement in all four surrounding counties responding to crashes as ice formed on bridges and overpasses when the sun went down. Multiple crashes were first reported on the Portage River Bridge and Ohio 2 when wet roads from the day's light snowfall quickly turned to a sheet of ice.
8:47 PM Dec 17, 2011
A clerical error landed Kathleen Casey on the streets. Out of work two years, her unemployment benefits exhausted, in danger of losing her apartment, Casey applied for a job in the pharmacy of a Boston drugstore. She was offered $11 an hour. All she had to do was pass a background check.
3:00 PM Dec 17, 2011
Sandusky police arrested Vermilion Schools athletic director Benjamin Ohlemacher Thursday when he showed up at his child's holiday program at Ontario Elementary. His ex-wife, who was also at the holiday program, accused him violating a protection order.
1:00 PM Dec 17, 2011
"As far as we know there was one shooting suspect, period," said Baldwin Park police Capt. Michael Taylor. The shooting around 1:30 p.m. at Southern California Edison offices forced a lockdown of a large office complex and nearby schools as officers from surrounding cities and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's SWAT team responded.
11:00 AM Dec 17, 2011
Friday marked the official end of the decades-long Greenway battle. Property owners and Erie MetroParks dotted the i's and crossed the t's on agreements calling for the park district to hand back Greenway land to property owners.
8:00 AM Dec 17, 2011
More schoolchildren than ever are taking their classes online, using technology to avoid long commutes to school, add courses they wouldn't otherwise be able to take - and save their school districts money.
6:00 AM Dec 17, 2011
Local tourism officials hope Sandusky will be as popular in December as it was in July.
5:00 AM Dec 17, 2011
With a little help from the new Perkins police dog, Huron officers on Dec. 9 seized a loaded revolver and a heap of drugs during a traffic stop.
9:30 PM Dec 16, 2011
Part of a deck of a parking garage for a new Cleveland casino has collapsed.
6:43 PM Dec 16, 2011
The union-backed group that successfully fought to defeat Ohio's contentious collective bargaining law spent more than $29 million in the fall ballot campaign.
5:55 PM Dec 16, 2011
Adrienne Gourmet Foods executives and city officials signed a pact to sweeten area employment opportunities this week through a city-funded economic development loan.
5:15 PM Dec 16, 2011
It's all but over.
4:18 PM Dec 16, 2011
Nine states won a collective $500 million Friday from the federal government to help make pre-K and other early learning programs more accessible and better capable of narrowing the achievement gap between those who start kindergarten without any formal schooling and those who do.
4:05 PM Dec 16, 2011
When a woman called police in July to report former Erie County Jobs and Family Services director Aaron Voltz raped her, the Huron Police Department responded.
3:15 PM Dec 16, 2011