Ex-Ohio congressman retiring again and will write

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- A 30-year member of Congress from Ohio who retired from the House at age 73 is ready to retire again at age 87 to write a book.

Democrat Lou Stokes of Cleveland says he will retire at year's end from a Cleveland law firm and wants to complete a book about his three decades on Capitol Hill.

Stokes told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (bit.ly/10h6vgZ) that he also wants to spend more time with his wife and travel.

Stokes will continue teaching at Case Western Reserve University, where he is a distinguished visiting professor.