BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH
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. Kantele Franko takes the desk starting at 8 a.m. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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HOUSING HOMELESS VETERANS
TOLEDO, Ohio — The U.S. government says the number of homeless veterans has been cut in half this decade with an assist from some nonprofit groups. One is an Ohio-based organization that has helped more than 2,500 homeless veterans in 20 states get off the streets. Veterans Matter has done it by paying the upfront costs for veterans moving into their own apartments. It’s a small charity that has the backing of some big stars, from Katy Perry to Kid Rock. By John Seewer. SENT: 750 words.
EXCHANGE: TASMANIAN DEVILS-ZOO
TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Zoo increased its commitment to a conservation program for an endangered carnivorous marsupial with a signature spine-tingling scream. The zoo is more than halfway through a five-year, $500,000 agreement to fund annual population-monitoring surveys of the Tasmanian devil through the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program. By Alexandra Mester, Toledo Blade. SENT: 780 words, photos. An AP Member Exchange. Member credit mandatory.
— HIGH-SPEED CHASE-BOY DRIVER: An 11-year-old boy accused of his second high-speed police chase in 13 months has been placed on house arrest.
— HOUSE FIRE-TODDLER DEAD: Authorities say a 2-year-old child has died and 10 family members were injured in a northeast Ohio house fire.
— CHARTER SCHOOLS-OHIO: Three years after Ohio’s former charter schools chief omitted data of poor-performing online charter schools in evaluations of their sponsors, a state audit says it remains unclear what his intent was and how much the superintendent back then knew about the plan.
— FATAL FIRE-2 DEAD: Authorities say a woman was stabbed prior to a fire that killed her 8-year-old daughter at their suburban Cleveland home.
— DEER-YOUNG HUNTERS: Young hunters have reported harvesting more than 6,500 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s two-day youth gun season.
FBC--T25-WINNING THE BIG ONE
UNDATED — Some of college football’s most successful coaches, including Tom Osborne, struggled in games against their rivals and were accused of not being able to ‘win the big one.’ Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh is trying to break that barrier against Ohio State. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 980 words, photos.
FBC--BIG TEN-RIVALRY GAMES
MADISON, Wis. — The last week of the regular season in the Big Ten means a slate of rivalry games. Ohio State and Michigan usually gets the most attention, but for other schools, rivalry games mean a lot for a lot of reasons, including tradition, marketing and simple bragging rights. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 780 words, photos.
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