COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Student and staff leaders of the Ohio State marching band have met with the university's president to share concerns over the firing of a popular band director. A university spokesman confirmed President Michael Drake met with interim directors and some of the band's 33 student squad leaders today. Jonathan Waters was fired after a two-month university investigation concluded he knew about but didn't stop a "sexualized" band culture.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal court indictment alleges a northeast Ohio cardiologist performed unnecessary procedures as part of an alleged scheme to overbill Medicaid and private health insurance companies by $7.2 million. Dr. Harold Persaud (per-SAWD') of the Cleveland suburb of Westlake is accused of performing unnecessary tests, heart catheterizations and stent insertions.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Two men accused in an Ohio businessman's fatal shooting have been indicted on charges including aggravated murder. Hamilton County's prosecutor says 44-year Christopher McFerron and 33-year-old Jason Brown also were indicted this week on charges of aggravated robbery and kidnapping in the killing of 72-year-old James Rolman of Lockland.
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) - The driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a central Ohio crash that killed two people and injured three has pleaded not guilty to charges including vehicular homicide. Authorities tell WCMH-TV 58-year-old Randall Lee of Christiana, Tennessee, was driving a tractor-trailer yesterday morning on U.S. Route 23 in Delaware County when he rear-ended an SUV, triggering a four-vehicle crash.
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