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Ohio jobless numbers up
Other noon headlines: SoapBox Derby joins with IndyCar; Man gets 2 years and must re-pay $1.9 million to Medicaid/Medicare; Senior Games begin


 
  • SoapBox Derby joins with IndyCar
  • Man gets 2 years and must re-pay $1.9 million to Medicaid/Medicare
  • Senior games begin
  • Ohio jobless numbers up
    Ohio ranks second in the nation -- behind Tennessee -- for the most job losses last month.June's statistics show the state lost more than 12-thousand jobs. About half of those were local government jobs. The jobless rate rose slightly to 7.2 percent, still better than the national average. But Ohio’s growth rate is 0.3 percent -- a fifth of the national average.

    SoapBox Derby joins with IndyCar
    The organization behind the Indy 500 is giving a boost to the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. Indianapolis-based IndyCar has entered a multi-year marketing agreement with the Derby, just ahead of Derby Race Week, which kicks off Sunday. The agreement calls for both groups to display eachother's logos at races. IndyCar will promote the Derby at races with commercials and on its website, and an actual open-wheel racer will be displayed at Derby Downs next week. IndyCar executives are expected to sign off on the deal Monday. In Akron, time trials start Tuesday, and the 76th SoapBox Derby takes place next Saturday, July 27 at Derby Downs.

    Man gets 2 years and must re-pay $1.9 million to Medicaid/Medicare
    A Northeast Ohio man has been ordered to pay more than $1.9 million, and serve 2 years in prison, after overbilling Medicaid and Medicare. Divyesh Patel of Orange plead guilty last year to the charges in a scheme involving his company, Alpine Nursing Care in North Randall. From 2006 to 2009, Patel billed for services that were never provided. He also hired Belita Mable Bush as office manager, even though she had been convicted of a health-care related felony that excluded her from handling Medicare and Medicaid billing. She pleaded guilty to making a false statement and is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 20.

    Senior Games coming
    Cleveland is bracing for 11,000 older athletes who will compete in the National Senior Games through Aug. 1. Athletes 50 and older will compete in nearly two dozen events including basketball, swimming, shuffleboard, volleyball, golf and bowling. The venues include the new Cleveland convention center, downtown race courses, college campuses and a bowling alley that also will host a demonstration bocci event. The opening ceremony tonight includes fireworks.You can read more about the senior games at our website, wksu.org, keyword "senior games"

    Sports
    In sports, the Cavs have signed center Andrew Bynum; he was part of the Lakers' championship teams in 2009 and 2010, and made the All-Star team last year. And after nearly a week off for the All-Star break, the Indians head to Minnesota tonight to take on the Twins.
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