Local surgeon faces charges – A federal grand jury returned a 10-count indictment against Dr. Atiq Durrani, Greater Cincinnati spine doctor, “alleging that, beginning in 2009, he convinced patients to undergo medically unnecessary spinal surgeries,” then billed health care programs millions of dollars, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Durrani performed many surgeries at West Chester Hospital.Boehner b-day gift to Obama – House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama may not be on the best of terms these days. But that doesn’t mean the West Chester Republican let Obama’s birthday pass without sending a gift, Deirdre Shesgreen reported last week. So what did Boehner buy for the world’s most powerful leader—and his party’s most ardent foe—when Obama turned 52?
AK Steel – AK Steel Holding Co. is relying on its $1.1 billion revolving credit facility to cover the industry’s deepest cash burn as the most leveraged U.S. steelmaker bets on raw-material investments to restore profit. AK Steel borrowed $40 million from its previously untapped credit line in the second quarter as its cash balance fell 74 percent from the end of last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Mercy to open Lib. Twp. clinic – A new outpatient physical therapy center is opening this week in Butler County, The Enquirer reported last week. Mercy Health – Liberty Falls Medical Center is opening Monday at 6770 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in Liberty Township. The new outpatient clinic is an extension of the outpatient physical therapy department at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital.
Collection coming to Lib. Twp. businesses – Look for collection jars to begin showing up at Liberty Township businesses by the end of the month. The township’s Parks Committee got the go ahead from trustees last week to solicit funds via the collection jars. Money collected would be placed into a Charitable Community Fund account for park use. Besides collecting donations the jars serve a second purpose; awareness about the different parks located in the township.