In the America viewed through the lens of a presidential campaign commercial, coal miners hear that their jobs are "in danger," voters are warned that "China is stealing American ideas," and the middle class, it's been said time and again, is "falling further behind." President Barack Obama has failed to "stop cheaters" while Republican challenger Mitt Romney simply won't "level with us about his tax plan" — or, for that matter, his own taxes. And, let us not forget: Big Bird may well be an endangered species.
6:00 AM Oct 22, 2012
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the following construction projects for the week of Oct. 22.
5:00 AM Oct 22, 2012
An Elyria businessman allegedly brutalized by Put-in-Bay police in 2010 received about $65,000 and an apology from the village's lawyers when a lawsuit he filed was dismissed this week.
3:00 PM Oct 21, 2012
A judge ruled Thursday that cheerleaders at an East Texas high school can display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games, saying the school district's ban on the practice appears to violate the students' free speech rights.
1:01 PM Oct 21, 2012
Former 'American Idol' contestant goes door-to-door for Obama
11:00 AM Oct 21, 2012
The country's largest organic peanut processing plant is scrubbing its facilities top to bottom and hopes to get back in production soon after a massive recall of scores of products linked to a salmonella outbreak.
9:06 AM Oct 21, 2012
It's hardly a return to the Depression era, when company guards roughed up labor organizers at auto plants. But times are tough for unions in the Rust Belt, even in a longtime bastion like Michigan. Here, emergency managers have been given the power to throw out union contracts in financially struggling cities. Neighboring Wisconsin has stripped public employees of collective bargaining rights and Indiana has approved "right-to-work" legislation.
6:00 AM Oct 21, 2012
A 76-year-old woman who dragged a donkey behind a tractor for a mile pleaded no contest to a single count of animal cruelty this week. (Story contains a disturbing photo of the donkey. Reader discretion is advised.)
5:00 AM Oct 21, 2012
Dwayne Boudreaux's memories of the Circle Food Store in New Orleans 7th Ward neighborhood are so vivid he can walk through its colonnade of arches into the dark and empty shell and give a guided tour of how it was before Hurricane Katrina.
3:38 PM Oct 20, 2012
A Castalia family has taken legal action against Sandusky County officials who ignored their questions about the death of 19-year-old Jacob Limberios.
3:00 PM Oct 20, 2012
Aspen Dental Management and the private equity firm that controls it illegally operate dental clinics across the country and engage in aggressive, misleading profit-driven practices that cause patients economic harm, claims a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in New York.
11:00 AM Oct 20, 2012
One attorney appointed to aid in cop killer Kevin Randleman’s defense spent the equivalent of 117 eight-hour work days on the case, according to court documents.
9:00 AM Oct 20, 2012