Cold Morning, Drunk Judge, Exercise and Anxiety

It's a cold morning with mainly clear skies, but a quick warm-up is coming into the mid-60s this afternoon. Tonight will not be nearly as cold with the wind increasing out of the south. A weak front, will bring just an isolated showers Thursday. Next round of widespread showers and storms will come late Friday leading into a cool weekend with showers.

19 Action News has learned a Federal Administrative Law Judge has been charged with drunk driving. Michael Bartko was arrested early Sunday morning in Bay Village. Court records show his BAC was nearly four times the legal limit. Instead of a court appearance, Bartko's attorney faxed in a not guilty plea.  Judge Bartko hears disputes between the Medicare system and doctors and hospitals over payments.  Reporter Ed Gallek continues to pursue this story today. Stay tuned for the latest details at 19 Action News at 4pm.

Feeling anxious? Hit the gym, experts say. A new study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health found that moderate exercise can help people manage future stress and anxiety, and the emotional and mental health benefits of exercise may last long after a workout ends. "While it is well known that exercise improves mood, among other benefits, not as much is known about the potency of exercise's impact on emotional state and whether these positive effects endure when we're faced with everyday stressors once we leave the gym," J. Carson Smith, assistant professor in the university's department of kinesiology, said in a university news release. "We found that exercise helps to buffer the effects of emotional exposure. If you exercise, you'll not only reduce your anxiety, but you'll be better able to maintain that reduced anxiety when confronted with emotional events."

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager