Ohio Priest In Child Abuse Case Gets 7 ½ Years

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio priest convicted of taking a 10-year-old boy to West Virginia for sex more than two decades ago was sentenced Wednesday to seven and a half years in prison. Robert Poandl was sentenced in federal court in Cincinnati on one count of transporting a minor...

Cincinnati QB Legaux Receives Extra Eligibility

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux has received an extra year of eligibility from the NCAA after missing most of last season because of a gruesome knee injury. The American Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that hardship waivers had been approved by the...

4 gay couples challenge La. gay marriage ban

Nicholas J. Van Sickels, right, stands with his husband, Andrew S. Bond, and holds their adopted daughter, Jules, 2, before a news conference in New Orleans about a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, to challenge the Louisiana Constitution’s ban on...

Ohio House Delays Formal Vote On Calamity Day Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has held off taking a formal vote on a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the season’s extreme weather. A House spokesman said Wednesday that members plan to take an additional week to continue...

Ohio House Approves Sidewalk Parking For Scooters

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans could park certain motor scooters and motorized cycles on sidewalks under a proposal approved by state lawmakers. Current state law bans vehicles from parking on sidewalks, while allowing bicycles. The bill, which passed on Wednesday, would let...

The global AIDS response can help in fighting hepatitis C

Paul Farmer is a professor at Harvard University and an infectious disease physician with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He co-founded Partners in Health. A decade after the global AIDS response began in earnest, it’s worth asking whether the lessons...

Ignatius: Taking a long view on Syria and the Sunni-Shiite divide

MUNICH The 50th annual Munich Security Conference this month was a celebration of the power of the democratic vision in Europe — one that now stretches all the way toward Ukraine. But there was a sense of defeat in the room, almost of collective shame, when the subject turned to...

Dionne: John Boehner’s sunshine band

From now on, it’s the Zip-a-dee-doo-dah House. The political world stopped for a moment when Speaker John Boehner broke into the jaunty old Disney tune — “My, oh my, what a wonderful day” — after a news conference in which he threw in the towel on the debt ceiling fight. He...

Will: Progressives takes lessons from ‘Downton Abbey’

Many “Downton Abbey” watchers are nostalgia gluttons who grieved when Lord Grantham lost his fortune in Canadian railroad shares. There are, however, a discerning few whose admirable American sensibilities caused them to rejoice at Grantham’s loss: “Now perhaps this amiable...