| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:27 PM
The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.
About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 7:19 AM
BLAINE, Ohio — The Blaine Hill Bridge is a monument to Ohio's past.
The 385-foot, brick-paved bridge in Belmont County is also a surviving link to the historical National Road. It dates to 1828 and is the oldest surviving bridge in the Buckeye...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:53 PM
I have a confession to make.
I'm utterly addicted to tracing my family's roots. Vic says that kicking a heroin habit might be easier, but I have no intention of overcoming my addiction. I enjoy it too much.
I lay the blame on my mother and my Aunt...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Orland Hills has a library board, but no library. Norwood Park has a paid three-member board with the sole job of overseeing 40 streetlights. And a southern Illinois tuberculosis board has amassed more than $200,000 yet it treats only one patient every...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 12:38 PM
HENRYVILLE, Indiana (Reuters) - Violent storms and tornadoes raked across a huge swath of the U.S. Midwest and Southeast, killing at least 36 people in four states, authorities said on Saturday.
The fast-moving twisters spawned by massive thunderstorms...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Electric power plants that burn oil or coal in Maryland sent more than 27 million pounds of toxic pollutants into the air in 2009.
That was the fifth-highest total in the nation and a threat to public health, according to a new report by the Natural...
| Aug 16, 2011
While driving across Kentucky and Tennessee recently, my wife and I were amazed at the very high humidity levels — 90 percent or higher. What generates such high humidity at inland locations?
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:56 AM
VEVAY, Ind. — Every summer, over the last weekend in August, girls in Swiss costumes dance traditional polkas, passenger boats ply the Ohio River, and fireworks light up the night sky here.
The riverbank of this otherwise quiet Switzerland County...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:20 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bartender Cris Dehlavi is making a mint julep at Mouton, a Short North arts district hot spot that specializes in Prohibition-era cocktails.
Across the street, people are milling around a White Castle, one of the fast-food dives...
| Oct 1, 2011
— Built in the 1950s for the brawny task of ferrying railroad cars, the last coal-burning steamship on the Great Lakes is billed today as a nostalgic vacation shortcut between Wisconsin and Michigan.
But every day it sails between this old...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:11 AM
Luke Clausen found a rare day in June when, on the fourth day of the FLW Tour bass fishing tournament on the Potomac River out of National Harbor, he brought in 19 pounds, 4 ounces of fish, two pounds more than any other professional fishermen had...