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I wonder if he's insured by Anthem...

I wonder if he’s insured by Anthem…

Singh Wins…Finally!

Fijian Vijay Singh has edged out England’s Lee Westwood and Australia’s Stuart Appleby to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.


Ohio Inmate Claims He Is Too Big To Execute


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An inmate scheduled for execution in October says he’s so fat that Ohio executioners would have trouble finding his veins and he might not be properly anesthetized.

Lawyers for Richard Cooey argue in a federal lawsuit that Cooey had poor veins when he faced execution five years ago and that the problem has been worsened by weight gain.


New Ohio Lottery Game


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bars, restaurants and liquor stores were scheduled on August 4th to start a statewide lottery game that officials hoped would offset projected budget deficits.

Ohio scheduled its Keno lottery game to start at 11:04 a.m. and planned it to repeat four minutes apart, 221 times a day, seven days a week. The state follows about a dozen other states with the bingo-like game, which, unlike many other lottery games, gives almost instant satisfaction – or disappointment.  

Buckeyes Defeat Penn State But J.T. Barrett Hurt

12th-ranked Ohio State beat Penn State Saturday 31-24 in two overtimes. But they did get a little help from the officials. Technical difficulties in the replay booth and a blown call helped OSU to 10 points that they badly needed. Barrett also suffered a sprained MCL, although he should be able to play the next game.

Since Michigan State is the opponent in two weeks, it is possible Barrett will rest next week vs. Illinois, or attempt to keep his running and scrambling to a minimum.

Ohio Board Of Education Walkout

The State Board of Education is considering proposed changes to curriculum standards that could potentially  eliminate physical education, music and library teachers. Five out of eight specialist positions are required per every 1,000 students in elementary schools.

Some Board members point out that flexibility is important since each school system may have completely different needs and budget issues that nay not allow the hiring they would like. Several Board members actually walked out of the meeting.


October 27 2014 – It’s certainly news, although it’s rather old news! I added a recent  update to the end of the article. Typically, for obvious reasons, this blog  covers healthcare topics in the Buckeye state. However, we created this page to deviate a bit. There was no specific reason, but we will keep the content current!

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