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Ohio patient death settlement offers called 'unreasonable'

Apr. 18, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers representing patients who died after an intensive care doctor allegedly ordered them excessive doses of painkillers are calling settlement offers by an Ohio hospital system unreasonable. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System fired William Husel (HYOO'-suhl) in December....

Man settles with rafting center over daughter's amoeba death

Apr. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The father of an Ohio woman who died after being exposed to a rare brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina whitewater rafting center has settled a wrongful-death complaint. The Columbus Dispatch reports a federal lawsuit in Lauren Seitz's death was settled Tuesday in Charlotte, North...

Doctor's dosing prompts a look at more hospital regulation

Apr. 17, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How might Ohio better regulate hospitals following allegations that an intensive care doctor ordered excessive painkiller doses for dozens of patients who then died? That's the question facing officials in Ohio, the only state that doesn't license general hospitals. Being that...

Blue Jackets advance after sweep of mighty Lightning

Apr. 17, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were clinging to a 4-3 lead and the Tampa Bay Lightning's high-scoring stars were swarming around Sergei Bobrovsky, as the clock ticked down in what would be a history-making playoff game. The Blue Jackets' goaltender stood tall, as he had the entire playoff...

Today in History

Apr. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2019. There are 258 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 17, 1972, the Boston Marathon allowed women to compete for the first time; Nina Kuscsik was the first officially recognized women's champion, with a time of 3:10:26. On...

Sweep! NHL-best Lightning ousted in record speed by Columbus

Apr. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sullen and speechless, the Tampa Bay Lightning had little explanation for how they followed up a glorious regular season by getting bounced from the playoffs with record-setting haste. The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents' Trophy winners with a 7-3...

Church sorry for Easter lesson encouraging attacks on pastor

Apr. 16, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio church has apologized for an Easter lesson in which a pastor encouraged students to slap, cut and spit on him — incidents that were captured in videos and posted online. Justin Ross is lead pastor at Impact City Church in Pataskala (puh-TAS'-kuh-luh) near Columbus. He...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Yankees, Lindor begins rehab assignment

Apr. 16, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: RIVALRY RENEWED Mookie Betts tries to get going at the plate when the Red Sox (6-11) visit the Yankees (6-9) in the first meeting this season between the longtime rivals. Boston knocked New York out of the playoffs last year on the way to a World Series...

Lightning, Penguins look to avoid surprising sweeps

Apr. 15, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning carved out their own slice of NHL history during a dominant regular season in which they tied the league record for most victories. A fourth straight loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, and the Lightning will have a chapter of NHL lore all to themselves. And not the good kind. No...

Blue Jackets beat Lightning 3-1, lead playoff series 3-0

Apr. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL's best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series. Matt Duchene, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky fended off...