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

September 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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— COLUMBUS SCHOOLS-SUPERINTENDENT: Ohio’s largest school district has announced the selection of a new superintendent. Columbus City Schools says Talisa Dixon will be offered the job to lead the district and its more than 50,000 students after a unanimous school board vote Thursday.

— PARKING GARAGE DEATH: Authorities say a man has died after apparently jumping from the top floor of a parking garage in downtown Columbus.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from July to August. The state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent last month. It stood at 5 percent in August 2017.

— SCHOOL BUS CRASH: Authorities say a Dayton school bus driver is responsible for a crash that sent two students to the hospital in southwest Ohio.

— SON SHOT: Police in Dayton have arrested a man they say shot his son.

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-MILITARY BALLOTS: Ohio election officials say absentee voting for military and overseas voters wanting to cast ballots in the November general election begins this weekend.

— BODY FOUND-SENTENCE: A 21-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for his role in a deadly shooting in northern Colorado.




COLUMBUS -- Coach Urban Meyer will be back on the Ohio State sideline Saturday after serving a three-game suspension. He sat out after the university determined he mismanaged the behavior of former assistant Zach Smith when Smith was accused of domestic abuse. The No. 4 Buckeyes did just fine without him, taking down TCU last week to run their record to 3-0 under acting coach Ryan Day. Ohio State hosts heavy underdog Tulane. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 670 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND -- The Baker Mayfield era has begun. Cleveland’s rookie quarterback came off the bench and rallied the Browns to their first win in 635 days, a 21-17 victory over the New York Jets. Mayfield replaced Tyrod Taylor, who was sustained a concussion late in the first half. The Browns wanted Mayfield to watch and learn this season, but Taylor’s injury and Mayfield’s performance has changed the plans. By Tom Withers. SENT: 940 words. AP Photos.


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