Pair Of Election Bills Head To Ohio Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Democratic Party chairman says he expects the organization to file a federal lawsuit over an absentee-ballot measure passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. State Rep. Chris Redfern, the party’s chairman, says Democrats believe...

Senate Dems Raise School, Tax Issues With Ohio Gov

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats in the Ohio Senate say they’ll push Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) to include more preschool funding, expanded drug addiction services and a steeper tax hike on oil-and-gas drillers in his upcoming midterm budget. Senate...

25 charged in fraud involving home care in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five people were charged Thursday with obtaining at least $75 million in fraudulent Medicaid payments from the District of Columbia government, a series of cases that federal prosecutors said added up to the largest health-care fraud in the...

Ohio Driver Who Killed Man Opts To Stay In Prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man who killed a state trooper in a 2001 drunken driving crash has chosen to serve five more months in prison rather than getting out early and addressing his drinking problem under a judge’s offer. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that...

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...

Foundation awards $1M grants to several nonprofits

CHICAGO (AP) — The MacArthur Foundation has chosen seven nonprofits for grants of as much as $1 million to recognize their success and future potential in work ranging from promoting the rights of Nigerian women to researching anti-crime programs in Chicago, the...

GOP drafting bill to ease flood insurance hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders are putting the final touches on legislation that would significantly water down a recently enacted overhaul of the much criticized federal flood insurance program, easing many premium increases and allowing below market rates to be...

Going for gold: Olympic ad winners and losers

This undated image provided by Procter & Gamble shows a photo from the “Pick Them Back Up.†It’s a part of its popular “Thank You Mom†campaign, showing moms supporting young athletes when they fall down. (AP Photo/Procter...

Officer Not Charged In Ohio Crash That Killed 6

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer whose cruiser slammed into a stopped car in the middle of an intersection tried to veer away but couldn’t avoid the crash that killed six members of a family, and there is no basis to charge him, authorities announced Thursday....