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

June 11, 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. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell will be on the desk at 7:30 a.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-OHIO VOTER ROLLS

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rules that states can clean up their voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 810 words, photos.

OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL’S RACE-OPIOIDS

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s Democratic attorney general candidate is facing a potential conflict of interest that could affect his ability to prosecute the pharmaceutical industry in the state’s lawsuit over the opioid crisis if he is elected. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 560 words. AP Photos.

TRAPPED STUDENT DEATH

CINCINNATI — Authorities in Cincinnati say they are upgrading technology and changing operating procedures while independent reviews are being launched into the failed response to a 16-year-old student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 330 words, photos.

OBIT-DOROTHY COTTON

ATLANTA — Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was 88. By Jeff Martin. SENT: 500 words.

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BRIEFS:

— BOY’S DEATH-CHARGES: Authorities say a 5-year-old Ohio boy hospitalized with severe injuries has died and his foster parent has been charged with child endangering and could face more charges.

— FLOODING DEATH: An 82-year-old woman who went outside to check on her goats during a heavy downpour apparently has been swept away by flooding and has been found dead in an Ohio field.

— DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS: A medical examiner has reported a record number of fatal drug overdoses for a northeast Ohio county.

— MISSING KAYAKER: Ohio officials are searching for a person who went missing after his kayak overturned on the Great Miami River.

— FATAL ROLLOVER CRASH: An Ohio man has died after his vehicle rolled over several times in a crash and landed on top of him.

— OHIO FAIRS-HYGIENE: As Ohio’s fair season begins, authorities are urging people to use good hygiene to protect themselves from viruses and other illnesses while visiting livestock exhibits.

— COLLEGE-FOUR-YEAR DEGREE: A community college in western Ohio will offer its first four-year degree starting next year.

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