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

August 29, 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. 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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UPCOMING THURSDAY:

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University trustees are set to get an update on the investigation about Richard Strauss, the former team doctor accused of sexual misconduct against scores of male athletes and other students decades ago. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., updated from 10 a.m. meeting.

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TOP STORIES:

PRISON-OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

COLUMBUS — Corrections authorities in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Wednesday investigated inmate and staff exposure to drugs and chemicals in what appeared to be unrelated incidents that nevertheless underscored the continuing issue of contraband drugs inside the nation’s prisons and jails. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 560 words. Pursuing photos.

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— PRISON-OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS-THE LATEST

FBN--INSIDER TRADING-NFL PLAYER

PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors say Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been charged with using insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals. By Claudia Lauer. SENT: 680 words, photos, video. Also moving on sports wires.

BRIEFS:

— MASCOT PROTESTER-INDICTMENT: A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has been sentenced in federal court for stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans. Also moving on sports wires.

— USA DIVING-SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT: Several female divers who say they were sexually abused and exploited by a former coach are dismissing claims against the Ohio State University Diving Club that were part of a federal lawsuit. Also moving on sports wires.

— POLICE OFFICER-SEX: An Ohio ex-police officer accused of abusing his police authority while he was an officer to force or pressure women into sex acts has been found guilty of charges including rape, kidnapping and interfering with civil rights.

— OHIO AIRPORT-ALASKA AIRLINES: Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights between Ohio’s capital city and Seattle in March when the airline joins the lineup at a Columbus airport.

— WOMAN CLIMBS TOWER: A woman who was high on drugs when she climbed a 285-foot cell tower and taunted emergency personnel in northeast Ohio has been sentenced to jail by a judge in Wooster who says she endangered the lives of would-be rescuers.

— DRUG OFFENSES-OHIO: Ohio’s top judge is calling a November ballot proposal a “hidden disaster.”

— COUNCILMAN-SEX CHARGES: Authorities say a Conneaut city councilman accused of sex charges involving multiple minors between 1997 and 2005 has been indicted in Ashtabula County on counts including rape and compelling prostitution.

— EDUCATION PLAN: State officials have unveiled a five-year plan aimed at helping Ohio students succeed after graduating from high school.

— FATAL CRASH: Authorities in Wayne Township in Warren County say a crash has killed an 18-year-old woman and injured two others.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS PREVIEW

CINCINNATI — The Bengals celebrated their 50th season last year, finishing 7-9. They’re reaching back into history again for a bit of nostalgia, honoring their 1988 Super Bowl team — the last one to do anything noteworthy in the postseason. By Joe Kay. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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— FBB--BENGALS PREVIEW CAPSULE

FBN--BROWNS PREVIEW

CLEVELAND — The Browns haven’t forgotten what happened to them last season when they couldn’t win a game. But they’re moving forward, still led by coach Hue Jackson who somehow survived after losing 31 of 32 games in two seasons. s more talent, but he better hope Cleveland gets off to a good start or there could be more changes. By Tom Withers. SENT: 870 words, photos.

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— FBN--BROWNS PREVIEW CAPSULE.

QBS PROGRESS

UNDATED: Will they start? If not, when will they play? While there are many scenarios that can dominate the spotlight as the NFL season kicks off, with five teams there is only one. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 1, 100 words, photos.

FBC--BIG TEN-FUTURE SCHEDULES

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Nebraska and Iowa will resume their day-after-Thanksgiving game in 2022 after a two-year hiatus. SENT: 280 words.

ALSO:

— FBC--OHIO STATE-SMITH TWEETS: Fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith denies that he abused his ex-wife and blames the university president for an investigation that led to the suspension of coach Urban Meyer.

BBA--INDIANS-MILLER DL

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have placed valuable reliever Andrew Miller on the disabled list with a left shoulder impingement. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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