11:27 PM Aug 29, 2010
After years of recovery, Lake Erie is sick again. Ask the boaters who get the spinach-like clumps of algae on their boat propellers, the tourists grossed out by the sight of pea-green water, the property owners picking up whiffs of stench, the beach-goers confronted by signs urging them to stay out of the water, and the scientists who have said at conferences for at least five years that an ecological backslide is in progress.
11:25 PM Aug 29, 2010
Many people believe everything happens for a reason. Here's a good example of how that is true. In 1620, the Pilgrims landed in the part of our continent that is now called New England. They settled the area and gave many of their little communities the names of towns and villages from their English homeland. After 150 years or so, the descendants of those Pilgrims started to feel so much at home that they were willing to fight for their freedom from the mother country.
1:29 PM Aug 28, 2010
A fire in a Willard High School bathroom will mean three years in prison for a local teenager.
11:54 PM Aug 27, 2010
AVERY -- Authorities have confirmed the identity of the pedestrian fatally injured when he was struck by a semi on U.S. 250.
11:52 PM Aug 27, 2010
RALEIGH, N.C. (MCT) -- Though spanking children who misbehave has been a source of debate among child development researchers, the traditional corporal method remains popular with parents, according to a recent study from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
11:48 PM Aug 27, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Food and Drug Administration officials said Thursday their investigators have honed in on chicken feed as a likely major contributor to the salmonella contamination that triggered a nationwide egg recall and potentially caused nearly 1,500 cases of illness.
11:48 PM Aug 27, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) -- Most men with genital piercings don't fit into the usual stereotype of bikers, druggies or Goths, researchers said Monday. In fact, most who responded to a survey are nearly middle-aged, middle class married men, according to an online study performed by researchers from Texas Tech University.
11:47 PM Aug 27, 2010
COLUMBUS - Though acknowledging it was a difficult decision, by unanimous vote, the members of the Ohio National Statuary Collection Study Committee, voted Thursday to recommend the people's choice - Thomas Edison - to be Ohio's representative in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol.
11:47 PM Aug 27, 2010
Kaylinn Koelsch said she used to be the kind of person who had close friends, but wouldn't open up in a room full of strangers.
11:41 PM Aug 27, 2010
Board of elections officials said Wednesday the current electronic voting machines in Huron County are working fine.
10:32 PM Aug 27, 2010
Huron County employees might return to 40-hour work weeks at the beginning of the year.
10:12 PM Aug 27, 2010
"There is more than one oil spill in this country, you know," advised McBeanne. "We have a leak which is a threat to water supplies in southern Michigan according to my friend in Kalamazoo." "Ah yes" responded the cynic. "'I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo' by Glenn Miller and his orchestra. Over a half century ago I suppose. I think we saw him at Meadowbrook Park in Bascom back in my college days."
10:07 PM Aug 27, 2010
The 2010 high school football season kicks off tonight and you still have time to get your preseason preview from the Roundtable crew of Mike Greco, Mark Hazelwood, Don Hohler, Joe Centers and Scott Seitz.
10:06 PM Aug 27, 2010
Two Norwalk buildings are being renovated and preserved this year. One of them stands at No. 6 and No. 8 W. Seminary St., and the other is next door at No. 10 and No. 12. The work is creating a decided improvement to our "uptown" area.
10:04 PM Aug 27, 2010
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles prosecutors on Thursday filed charges against a man with two knives who pounded on the door of Paris Hilton's Sherman Oaks home earlier this week. Nathan Lee Parada, 31, was charged with a felony count of attempted residential burglary. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. The incident occurred at 6 a.m. when Parada allegedly approached the actress' home in the gated Mulholland Estates community. After banging on the door, he was confronted by Hilton's boyfriend, who was inside the house, police said.
11:24 PM Aug 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES -- Toyota has recalled more than 1 million of its Corolla and Matrix cars, just days after U.S. auto safety regulators stepped up a probe into the risk that the vehicles could stall because of defective electronic engine control units. The recall also affects 200,000 Pontiac Vibe models built by a joint venture between General Motors Co. and Toyota.
10:04 PM Aug 26, 2010

There's good news and there's bad news.

First the good stuff. Marg Helgenberger, on "her" unofficial fan-based Facebook page, announced this today: "It's official. CSI returns on Thursday, September 23, 2010!"

Woo-hoo! Let the good times roll!

7:21 PM Aug 26, 2010
Alcohol is suspected in an injury crash early Thursday morning on Peru Center Road.
3:24 PM Aug 26, 2010
Charges are pending in the ongoing investigation of an Ohio 61 motorcycle crash Friday with serious injuries.
3:22 PM Aug 26, 2010
If everything goes according to plan, Norwalk area residents might be playing soccer at Sofios Park in fall 2011. Ken Leber, parks and recreation superintendent, said 14 1/2 of the 22 park acres will be seeded in September if city council approves pending legislation. The legislation, if passed, would move $5,333 from the park and recreation land acquisition and physical improvement fund and $2,666 from the general capital improvement fund for grass seed, fertilizer and straw for seeding the soccer field at Sofios Park.
3:15 PM Aug 26, 2010
Erie County sheriff's detectives seized about 600 marijuana plants during a recent eradication effort with the Ohio Bureau of Identification and Investigation (BCI&I). Authorities worked with a BCI&I helicopter to find the plants in various agricultural parts of Erie County. A fully grown marijuana plant has an estimated street value of $1,200 worth of dope on it. It's unknown how many of the plants discovered during last week's effort were fully matured.