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

August 27, 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 takes the desk starting at 7:30 a.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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COLUMBUS — Records show federal investigators seized records from former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s office earlier this year as part of a federal criminal investigation into potential bribes and kickbacks surrounding payday lending legislation. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 660 words, photo.


UNDATED — A scandal at Ohio State University over decades-old sexual misconduct by a team doctor has raised comparisons with the Larry Nassar abuse case at Michigan State University, which inspired many Ohio State victims to come forward. A side-by-side look at the cases. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 830 words, photos. Also moving on sports wires.


CINCINNATI — Police opened fire on the suspect in a violent robbery after he pulled an apparent weapon from his waistband as they tried to arrest him, a dramatic scene captured on body-worn camera video shown publicly Monday. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 310 words, photos.


ATLANTA — Police and elected officials in a Georgia county tried to cover up the use of excessive force during the arrest of a former college football player and the fact that they knew about it before video of the arrest went viral, his lawyers said Monday. Henry County police arrested former University of Toledo player Desmond Marrow on Dec. 2 while responding to reports of a road rage situation. By Kate Brumback. SENT: 800 words, photos.




— MISSING WIFE-GRACELAND TRIP: An Ohio man who initially said his wife died of natural causes during their trip to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in her death.

— POLICE-SUSPECT KILLED: Authorities say police officers chasing a car shot and killed the driver after he got out and started firing at police.

— ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL: Any federal education dollars recovered from the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow would be directed back to Ohio school districts under proposed legislation.

— MAN STRUCK BY TRAIN: Authorities in northwest Ohio say a man has been struck and killed by a train in Findlay

— WRIGHT STATE-UNION: The faculty union at Wright State University in Fairborn has set Oct. 1 as a date to strike if its members reject a fact-finder’s report.

— DRUG PREVENTION GRANTS: About 150 law enforcement agencies around Ohio are sharing in about $3 million in grants for drug use prevention education programs in public schools.

— HUNTING-OHIO ECONOMY: A group associated with the firearms industry says hunting generates more than $1.4 billion for Ohio’s economy.




COLUMBUS — The coordinator filling in for Urban Meyer while the Ohio State head coach serves a three game suspension said on Monday that investigators did not interview him as part of their probe on what Meyer knew about domestic violence allegations made against another assistant coach. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 670 words, photos.


BEREA — Browns receiver Josh Gordon believes that this time he’s back to stay. The oft-suspended former Pro Bowler recently returned to the team after stepping away for three weeks to get mental health counseling, the newest interruption in a career that has had numerous stops and starts. By Tom Withers. SENT: 840 words, photos.


LINCOLN, Neb. — Two days after clarity came to Nebraska’s quarterback situation, things got complicated again. True freshman Adrian Martinez will be the starter when the Cornhuskers begin the Scott Frost era against Akron on Saturday night. However, Tristan Gebbia, the man he beat out, didn’t practice Monday morning and the university registrar said in the afternoon he no longer was enrolled. By Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Senior transfer AJ Bush was named starting quarterback for Illinois on Monday, beating out last year’s starter and a promising true freshman. Less than a week before the season opener at home against Kent State, Illini coach Lovie Smith said he chose Bush primarily because of his work on the practice field — and his leadership skills. By Terry Towery. SENT: 500 words, photos.


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