If you're a history buff, you probably know about the area's more obvious attractions, such as the Perry Monument at Put-in-Bay (has a great battle museum), the Edison Birthplace Museum in Milan (where you might meet relatives of Thomas Edison) and the Rutherford Hayes center in Fremont (nice museum, and don't miss the special events.) Here are some places you might have missed:
2:14 PM Mar 30, 2012
PUT-IN-BAY People may find a little piece of local history jangling around in their pockets in a few years. The U.S. Mint announced it will feature Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial on a quarter to be issued in 2013.
2:12 PM Mar 30, 2012
Ports along Lake Erie in northern Ohio, Michigan and Canada are hoping to be selected as hosts for tall ships traveling to the lake in 2013 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie.
2:11 PM Mar 30, 2012
Although the United States emerged from the War of 1812 with a national anthem, it's become a largely forgotten war over the years. Rick Finch, director of Fort Meigs State Memorial Park in Perrysburg, thinks more people could become aware of the war's significance as the 200th anniversary of the conflict (1812-15) draws nearer.
2:10 PM Mar 30, 2012
The Perry Group and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial superintendent, Blanca Stransky, delivered a commemorative flag this week to the U.S. Secretary of Navy in recognition of the 200 year anniversary of the War of 1812.
2:10 PM Mar 30, 2012
The following real estate transactions represent the highest and lowest amounts recorded in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties for the week ending March 30, 2012.
1:00 PM Mar 30, 2012
Q: I was wondering what local Easter-themed events are available for children. Thank you. -Sally from Perkins
12:00 PM Mar 30, 2012
A Mentor man launched cash and drugs from his car window Thursday afternoon as he led police and deputies on a high-speed chase through Huron County.
11:14 AM Mar 30, 2012
People queuing up for Mega Millions tickets aren't the only ones salivating over the record $540 million jackpot that could be won Friday - some state governments struggling through lean times know a hometown winner would bring a tax bonanza.
10:00 AM Mar 30, 2012
The co-pilot who landed a flight while passengers held down the captain doesn't think he's a hero, his mother-in-law said Thursday.
6:00 AM Mar 30, 2012
(UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Bob Heim detected the devastating sound blaring through Huron just before 10 a.m. Wednesday.
9:49 PM Mar 29, 2012
Backers of a medical marijuana amendment in Ohio say they aren't deterred by a separate ballot effort already under way to legalize the substance for medical purposes.
8:07 PM Mar 29, 2012

On this episode of Five Points with Emil and Andy, the reporters talk about medical marijuana, Trayvon Martin, and they answer some tough questions from our Facebook friends.


6:00 PM Mar 29, 2012
Ohio paid about $96 million in 2010 and 2011 to retiring or resigning state employees to compensate them for unused paid time off, with five employees receiving more than $100,000, a newspaper reports.
5:20 PM Mar 29, 2012