A Mount Rainier National Park ranger was fatally shot following a New Year's Day traffic stop, and the 368-square-mile park in Washington state was closed as dozens of officers searched for the armed gunman over snowy and rugged terrain.
6:00 AM Jan 2, 2012
Eleven candidates sought seats on the Sandusky City Commission in 2003, when voter turnout in Erie County was about 44 percent, instead of the anticipated 30 percent. The city commission race was lauded as one of the main reasons for the spike in a nonpresidential year.
5:00 AM Jan 2, 2012
Two-plus years after taking to a lawn mower to cut the overgrown grass in Central Park, John Hamilton was selected by Sandusky city commissioners to be ex-officio mayor.
6:13 PM Jan 1, 2012
Sitting on her mom's lap, the 10-month-old toothless girl with twinkling blue eyes and chubby cheeks sports a wide smile as she gums a jingle bell Christmas tree ornament.
3:00 PM Jan 1, 2012
Ohio's minimum wage increases 30 cents today, to $7.70 an hour.
1:00 PM Jan 1, 2012
The Register compiled the best quotes of 2011. Some were heartfelt, others humorous.
11:00 AM Jan 1, 2012
Every year has important news, but 2011 had events that will live forever in our memories.
6:00 AM Jan 1, 2012
The latest in a series of minor earthquakes in northeast Ohio hit on Saturday, sending some stunned residents running for cover as bookshelves shook and pictures and lamps fell from tables.
5:00 AM Jan 1, 2012
A stolen car driven by a 16-year-old Sandusky boy smashed into a parked SUV Saturday during a high-speed police chase in the 900 block of Wayne St. But the boy wasn't done. Apparently uninjured, he jumped out and led police on a 10-minute foot chase. Police set up a perimeter and brought out Sandusky police dog Justice, who tracked the boy to a shed behind 908 Hancock St.
10:34 PM Dec 31, 2011
An animal rights group wants Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle killed when trucks hauling them flipped in two separate wrecks.
10:04 PM Dec 31, 2011
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-car crash that injured two people this morning.
10:04 PM Dec 31, 2011
No local Sears or Kmarts are included in a partial list of stores to be closed, according to a news release from the Sears Holding Corp. The company plans to shut down up to 120 Sears and Kmart stores across the nation. The list so far shows just 79 stores scheduled for closure, and no Sears locations in Ohio are included in the partial list.
10:03 PM Dec 31, 2011
U.S. troops are increasingly using an easy-to-get herbal mix called "Spice," which mimics a marijuana high and can bring on hallucinations that last for days.
10:03 PM Dec 31, 2011
A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew evacuated an 85-year-old woman who was suffering severe injuries and possible hypothermia after reportedly falling down on Kelleys Island, according to a release issued by the agency Saturday evening.
10:02 PM Dec 31, 2011