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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 2 pm, OH

May 17, 2019

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. Mark Gillispie 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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:

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR

COLUMBUS _ A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades, and university officials knew what he was doing and did little to stop him, according to an investigative report released by the school Friday. By Kantele Franko and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 1,010 words. AP photos. Will be updated.

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IN BRIEF:

_ UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly from March to April.

_ DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he expects Ohio to present a federal judge with a proposed new lethal injection system within several weeks.

_ EX-OHIO HOUSE SPEAKER-FBI: Ohio’s former House speaker purchased a $330,000 house since resigning amid a federal investigation

_ OHIO DEMOCRATS-PELOSI: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the featured speaker at the annual fundraising dinner for Ohio Democrats.

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SPORTS:

HKN--DAVIDSON’S DEPARTURE

COLUMBUS _ John Davidson has resigned as Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operations after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. By Steven Whyno, AP Hockey Writer. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated. AP photos.

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