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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

June 5, 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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 4:30 p.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




SANDUSKY -- U.S. immigration agents made more than 100 arrests Tuesday at a gardening and landscaping company, aided by about 200 law enforcement workers in one of the largest employer stings in recent years. By John Minchillo and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 690 words. With AP Photos.


COLUMBUS -- A key backer of recreational marijuana legalization in Ohio says he and his business partners are pursuing commercial, legislative and ballot strategies to continue expanding access to safe cannabis and related products. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 430 words.



— STOP SIGN FOLIAGE REMOVAL: A woman suing an Ohio city over foliage growing in front of a stop sign that she says caused her to have an accident has lost her fight in the state Supreme Court.

— SHOOTOUT-WOMAN KILLED: A prosecutor in Ohio says a man pushed his niece into the line of fire to save himself during a shootout that killed the 21-year-old woman.

— ABDUCTION-BODIES FOUND: The Ohio Attorney General’s Office and a county sheriff have sent an alert to authorities in six southern states in an attempt to identify a female believed to have been slain by a convicted serial killer.

— OVEN SHOOTS MAN: Police say they’ve solved a shooting in Ohio that left a man wounded. The oven did it.

— WELLS FARGO-SALE: Wells Fargo is exiting retail banking operations in three Midwestern states as the beleaguered company follows through on previous plans to reduce the number of locations it has open.

— FOOTBALL PLAYER ARREST: A former Ohio State and Chicago Bears offensive lineman has been charged with felony assault of a police officer.

— JAIL INMATES-BOND: A lawsuit filed in Ohio claims that at least 13 people who have posted bond are still in jail because the county ran out of monitoring units.

— 3 KILLED-OHIO COLLISION: A driver has been charged in a crash that killed her two young children and her brother after she went the wrong way on an Ohio interstate connector.

— FRISCH’S-DOWNTOWN RETURN: A popular Cincinnati restaurant chain will make its return to the city’s downtown this week.

— AIR FORCE MUSEUM-D-DAY: The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force plans to mark the D-Day anniversary with an opportunity for visitors to talk with aviation experts about World War II aircraft such as the B-25 and B-24 bombers and the P-61 fighter plane.

— PUZZLE MAN: A 91-year-old Ohio man’s passion for puzzles has gained him an unexpected Facebook following.




CLEVELAND -- LeBron James and the Cavaliers have spent this strange season in one predicament after the next. And while they’ve successfully overcome all types of adversity, a 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors represents their biggest challenge yet. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words. With AP Photos.


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