An update to my recent book posts: former "first librarian" Laura Bush wants to recommend a book, and I want to recommend the best science fiction novel I read this year.

1:14 PM Dec 15, 2011
With final exams just around the corner for students, the American Association of Poison Control Centers encourages parents to talk to their children about the dangers of popular study drugs.
1:10 PM Dec 15, 2011
There was no "Mission Accomplished" banner. No victory parade down the center of this capital scarred and rearranged by nearly nine years of war. No crowds of cheering Iraqis grateful for liberation from Saddam Hussein.
12:38 PM Dec 15, 2011
On this day in history, Dec. 15, 1941, the citizens of Sandusky joined forces to create a local Civilian Defense Council to train volunteers to help in an emergency.
12:19 PM Dec 15, 2011
When city administrators questioned Sandusky police Officer James DeSalle about his dishonesty last year, they didn't tell him a union representative could accompany him to the meetings. A year later, that oversight has resulted in DeSalle getting his job back.
10:44 AM Dec 15, 2011
A commercial U.S. satellite company said it has captured a photo of China's first aircraft carrier in the Yellow Sea off the Chinese coast.
6:01 AM Dec 15, 2011
Ohio's Senate passed a bill to create an Amber Alert-type warning system for police on Wednesday.
10:00 PM Dec 14, 2011
Ohio Republicans would concede slight changes to the state's disputed congressional map in exchange for Democratic votes needed to re-unite the state's 2012 primary to March 6 under a plan being discussed at the Statehouse.
8:00 PM Dec 14, 2011
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine implemented a new policy on how the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will handle shootings involving police officers.
5:42 PM Dec 14, 2011
A longtime Sandusky police officer has returned to work almost a year after he was fired for lying about spitting tobacco on a lawn while on the job.
4:39 PM Dec 14, 2011

This week on Between the Lines, Matt Westerhold interviews guest Miguel Curl of the Boys and Girls Club of Erie County.

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2:20 PM Dec 14, 2011
A state lawmaker who wants to expand private school vouchers in Ohio has rolled out a revised plan he says will give families more choices without compromising public schools.
1:58 PM Dec 14, 2011

On this week's edition of Between the Lines, Matt Westerhold visits the Sandusky State Theatre to talk to the cast of "It's a Wonderful Life."

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1:53 PM Dec 14, 2011
An Ohio man who had two towels left in his body after surgery at a veterans hospital has won a $275,000 settlement from the federal government.
12:55 PM Dec 14, 2011
Authorities in Ohio say a North Carolina man who had been hired as a replacement worker at a tire factory was beaten with a baseball bat in a hotel parking lot.
11:21 AM Dec 14, 2011