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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

September 2, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins will be on the desk at 9 a.m. Monday can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.




COLUMBUS — What got Urban Meyer in hot water? The suspended Ohio State football coach puts it this way: “My fault was in not taking action sooner against a troubled employee about his work-related issues.” Meyer’s handling of the now-fired assistant’s case and ensuing debate about his punishment point to a bigger question in college athletics: To what extent are coaches responsible for policing their staff’s off-field behavior. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 800 words. AP Photos.




COLUMBUS — The state’s long-serving prisons director is “disheartened” that he couldn’t reduce Ohio’s inmate population further, he says as he discusses his departure from the agency. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 680 words.


CINCINNATI — Authorities in Cincinnati are looking at possible solutions to an ongoing problem of city bus drivers getting assaulted by passengers.

SENT: 240 words.



__ LABOR DAY-SPRINGER: Long-time TV talk show host and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer will highlight this year’s AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic at Coney Island near Cincinnati. With AP Phto.

— VINTAGE AMUSEMENT PARK: A vintage amusement park in southwest Ohio near Hamilton is reopening to the public on Labor Day.

__ TRUCK DRIVER-CRASH: A semi-truck driver’s leg had to be amputated after a crash on I-70 in Vandalia, in western Ohio.

__ CHARITY- SCAM INVESTIGATION: Complaints alleging a rider in a popular cancer charity bike ride in Columbus may have faked his illness and pocketed donations have been filed with police and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

__ FATAL CRASH-OHIO: Highway Patrol troopers in southeast Ohio are investigating a two-vehicle crash in McArthur that left one man dead and sent four people to hospitals


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