Cardiologist who performed unnecessary procedures sentenced

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Attorney's Office authorities say a northeastern Ohio cardiologist has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for overbilling nearly $29 million after performing unnecessary medical procedures.


5 Ohio pension funds joining treasurer's online checkbook

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Spending information from five public pension funds is being added to Ohio's online checkbook website, the state treasurer announced Friday.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

Study: Rising lake temperatures may worsen algae blooms

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Some of the world's biggest temperature jumps are happening in lakes — an ominous sign that suggests problems such as harmful algae blooms and low-oxygen zones hazardous to fish will get worse, says a newly released scientific report.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer