Review: ‘Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine’ by Kevin Fong

Susan Okie is a physician, poet and former Washington Post medical reporter and editor. She is a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Georgetown University Medical School. In May 1999, Anna Bågenholm, a 29-year-old Norwegian doctor, was skiing with two fellow...

Ohio newspapers see setback for open public records

Two state Supreme Court decisions denying attorney fees to a woman who fought the city of South Euclid for public records represent major setbacks to the cause of open government in Ohio, the Ohio Newspaper Association said today. “This is an egregious case,” said...

Ohio House passes bill to add snow days

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill to waive a few snow days this school year. If the bill passes the Ohio Senate and is signed into law by Gov. John Kasich, schools will be able to waive two additional snow days on top of the five they’re typically allotted every...

Editorial: Alex Ovechkin still is the star in D.C.

FOR WASHINGTON hockey fans, Sochi has presented something of a dilemma. Most Washingtonians naturally are rooting for the U.S. men’s hockey team to win its first gold since 1980. On the other hand, there also was a general desire for things to go well for our genial...

Update: Flood warning issued for Blanchard River at Findlay

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Blanchard River at Findlay from Friday morning until Saturday morning, with the weather service forecasting a crest of 12.2 feet by Friday evening. The Blanchard River was at 1.91 feet as of 10 p.m. today, according...

Senators, congressman urge Corps of Engineers to fund Blanchard flood control

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, have again urged the Army Corps of Engineers to fund the Blanchard River flood control project for 2014. In a second letter sent to the Army Corps of Engineers today, the senators and...

Wind advisory, flood watch in effect today

All of northwestern Ohio is under a flood watch through Friday morning, with a cold front expected to bring a half-inch to an inch of rain this evening. That rain, combined with recent snow melt and warmer temperatures, may cause flooding along rivers and streams, in basements,...

A Senior Moment

Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m 64 – the Beatles I’ve always been told to act my age, but a visit to a favorite pizza outlet tested that adage. After order, I paid with a credit card and dutifully signed the receipt. Upon closer...

Finland eliminates Russia from men’s hockey

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A Russian hockey team with immense expectations lost its shot at an Olympic title Wednesday at a Winter Games tempered by violence both in the host city and in nearby Ukraine. Finland beat the Russians 3-1, knocking them out of the quarterfinals and...

Lakota girls fall to Cardinal Stritch

GENOA — Cardinal Stritch trailed by two points at halftime but used a 11-2 third-quarter edge to move toward defeating Lakota 39-32 Wednesday night in a Division IV sectional semifinal. Cardinal Stritch (11-12) will play Danbury (13-10) at 8 p.m. Saturday in a sectional...