AP-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. 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 email@example.com.
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COLUMBUS — Ohio State trustees on Wednesday began discussing the future of football coach Urban Meyer with Meyer and later Meyer’s wife seen entering the building where the meeting was underway. Board Chairman Michael Gasser briefly called a meeting to order before the board went behind closed doors plans to decide whether Meyer should be punished for his handling of domestic-abuse allegations against a former assistant coach. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated, timing uncertain. Also moving on sports wires.
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CLEVELAND — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said today in Cleveland that the Department of Justice and law enforcement are determined to loosen the opioid epidemic’s “grip of death and destruction” on the nation. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 400 words, photos.
— CHILD DEATH-CHARGES: An Ohio man whose 3-year-old son was fatally shot with a gun that authorities said was left unsecured in the home has pleaded guilty in the child’s death.
— FOUNDRY EXPLOSION: Fire officials in central Ohio say five workers have been injured in a foundry explosion. With video.
— TEEN VIDEO-SCHOOL THREAT: A teen accused of making a video threatening to shoot up an Ohio high school has been sentenced to a year of house arrest and probation.
— TRUMP-KASICH: Ohio Gov. John Kasich is skipping a Republican Party fundraiser Friday where President Donald Trump is the headliner.
— WEST NILE-OHIO: The state has reported Ohio’s first West Nile virus cases in horses this year.
— REST AREA DEATH-SUSPECT: A man accused of running over and killing another man at an interstate rest stop in Ohio has had his bond set at $2 million.
— SHOOTING DEATH-ARREST: New Hampshire police say a woman has been charged with firing a gun and killing a man inside of an apartment.
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CINCINNATI — Bills fans flooded Andy Dalton’s foundation with donations after his touchdown pass helped Buffalo make the playoffs last season, ending a 17-year drought. Dalton and his foundation will give back to Buffalo this weekend when the Bengals visit for a preseason game. By Joe Kay. SENT: 700 words, photo.
EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have signed seventh-year safety George Iloka, a former pupil of coach Mike Zimmer when Zimmer was the defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 660 words, photo.
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin wide receiver Danny Davis has been suspended for the first two games of the season. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after Paul Chryst’s 1:45 p.m. CDT availability. With AP Photos.
— BBO--MLB-MEXICO: Major league baseball will return to Monterrey, Mexico, for six games in 2019, starting with spring training games between Colorado and Arizona on March 9-10.
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