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AP-Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm

August 29, 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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CHILLICOTHE — The State Highway Patrol says prison guards and nurses were among two dozen people treated for possible drug exposure inside an Ohio prison. SENT: 260 words. Pursuing photos.


PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors say Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been charged with using insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals. By Claudia Lauer. SENT: 580 words, photos. Also moving on sports wires.

BRIEFS: — WOMAN CLIMBS TOWER: A woman who was high on drugs when she climbed a 285-foot cell tower and taunted emergency personnel in northeast Ohio has been sentenced to jail by a judge in Wooster who says she endangered the lives of would-be rescuers.

— DRUG OFFENSES-OHIO: Ohio’s top judge is calling a November ballot proposal a “hidden disaster.”

— COUNCILMAN-SEX CHARGES: Authorities say a Conneaut city councilman accused of sex charges involving multiple minors between 1997 and 2005 has been indicted in Ashtabula County on counts including rape and compelling prostitution.

— EDUCATION PLAN: State officials have unveiled a five-year plan aimed at helping Ohio students succeed after graduating from high school.

— FATAL CRASH: Authorities in Wayne Township in Warren County say a crash has killed an 18-year-old woman and injured two others.




CINCINNATI — The Bengals celebrated their 50th season last year, finishing 7-9. They’re reaching back into history again for a bit of nostalgia, honoring their 1988 Super Bowl team — the last one to do anything noteworthy in the postseason. By Joe Kay. SENT: 680 words, photos.




CLEVELAND — 0-16. The Browns haven’t forgotten what happened to them last season when they couldn’t win a game. But they’re moving forward, still led by coach Hue Jackson who somehow survived after losing 31 of 32 games in two seasons. s more talent, but he better hope Cleveland gets off to a good start or there could be more changes. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.




UNDATED: Will they start? If not, when will they play? While there are many scenarios that can dominate the spotlight as the NFL season kicks off, with five teams there is only one. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 1, 100 words, photos.


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