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

August 31, 2018

Good evening. 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. Mark Gillispie takes the desk starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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.

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TOP STORIES:

FATHER’S SLAYING-WITNESS

UNDATED -- Investigators say a teenager found in a basement this week after he disappeared a year ago after witnessing his father’s killing has had little contact with the outside world since then. Police in Ohio are looking into how and why several people were able to hide the teenager during the past year. Police say 15-year-old Jacob Caldwell appeared to be healthy and there were no signs that he had been locked in the house near Dayton. By John Seewer. SENT: 415 words.

PRISONS-OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

SOMERSET, Pa. -- Officials say the substance that sickened more than two dozen Pennsylvania state prison employees in the past month and led to a statewide lockdown was synthetic marijuana. Corrections Secretary John Wetzel says they believe the liquefied drug, also known as K2, is coming into facilities soaked into paper via letters or books. The prison system remains on lockdown Friday. In Ohio, nearly 30 people at prison have been treated this week for exposure to a heroin and fentanyl mixture. SENT: 515 words.

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BRIEFS:

— NBA PLAYER-CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: NBA star J.R. Smith has been accused of breaking the cellphone of a fan who tried to videotape him in the middle of the night on a New York City street.

— BODY IN FREEZER: A husband and wife have been charged in Youngstown for their alleged roles in the slaying of an Ohio woman whose limbs were found in a freezer.

— TEEN SLAIN-OHIO: Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has been fatally shot and a 19-year-old man wounded in a targeted attack at a southwest Ohio apartment complex in Hamilton.

— FATAL POLICE SHOOTING: Authorities say an armed 72-year-old man fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies in central Ohio’s Licking County was a suspect in the sexual assault of a juvenile.

— ANIMAL CRUELTY-FREEZER: Police have arrested an Ohio man who had nine dead cats and kittens in his freezer in Middletown.

— ROAD RAGE CLASH: The widow of a former Ohio State football star says Delaware, Ohio, police used excessive force arresting her late husband, and a federal appeals court is allowing her lawsuit to proceed. Jim Stillwagon was a former Ohio State captain and member of the 1968 national championship team who died earlier this year.

— AIRPORT-WWII ROLE: A new memorial honoring Lunken Airport’s role during World War II is scheduled to be unveiled Saturday. The airport, also known as Cincinnati Municipal Airport, was the world headquarters of the Air Transport Commands Ferrying Division starting in 1943.

— FATAL GAS STATION SHOOTING: Cleveland police say a man has been shot and killed at a gas station. Police say the 31-year-old man was shot at a Sunoco gas station around 8 p.m. Thursday.

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SPORTS:

FBC--TOP 25-OHIO STATE-OREGON STATE

COLUMBUS -- The ongoing distraction of the Urban Meyer investigation and suspension might have affected Ohio State’s preparation for the season opener Saturday, but don’t expect too much drama. The No. 5 Buckeyes should have their way with the beleaguered Beavers, who are 38-point underdogs and coming to Ohio Stadium to play in front of an amped-up, football-starved crowd. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 2 p.m.

GLF--WEBCOM TOUR FINALS

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Kramer Hickok took the lead into the second round of the DAP Championship, the second of four Web.com Tour Finals events that will determine 25 PGA Tour cards. UPCOMING: 250 words by 8 p.m.

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