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

July 24, 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 will be on 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — Many of the former athletes, most now in their 40s and 50s, accusing a now-dead team doctor for Ohio State of misconduct are just starting to acknowledge and confront what they experienced. By John Seewer and Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 870 words, photos by 1 a.m.


COLUMBUS — A special congressional election in Ohio will be the last test of voter sentiment nationally before November’s high stakes general election — and the topic of President Donald Trump is never far away. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 a.m. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — Authorities in Cincinnati say they will go ahead with plans to clean out a homeless encampment in a busy downtown area, after advocates say a planned relocation fell through. By Angie Wang. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., followed by 400 words by 12 noon. AP Photos planned.




COLUMBUS — A woman who says she was pressured into sex as a 16-year-old girl by her Ohio State University diving club coach has described how the alleged perpetrator groomed her early on. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 470 words. Also moving on some sports wires.


— PAYDAY LENDING: A proposal cracking down on Ohio’s short-term lending industry is headed to Republican Gov. John Kasich.

— WOMAN’S SLAYING-TEEN CHARGED: A teenage boy in Ohio who claimed a second personality fatally shot and stabbed his father’s girlfriend has been sentenced to at least 28 years in prison.

— HOUSE FIRE-3 KILLED: A fire official says a woman and her two young sons have died in a house fire in northeast Ohio.

— PATROL PURSUIT-FATAL CRASH: A passenger who was critically injured in a crash during a pursuit by a State Highway Patrol trooper in a Cleveland neighborhood has died.

— FISH TANK HEIST: Police in Ohio say two men on a motorcycle, with the passenger holding a large, boxed fish tank, have been arrested after an officer passed them while responding to a pet store’s report of a stolen aquarium. With photos.

— TEENS-HOME ROBBERY: Police say two teen girls who asked to use the restroom at a home in Ohio ended up robbing the homeowners.

—ODD--OHIO STATE FAIR-BUTTER SCULPTURE: The butter sculpture at this year’s Ohio State Fair brings a bit of Christmas in July with a dairy display of key elements from the 1983 film “A Christmas Story,” which was partly filmed in Cleveland. With photos.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-COLLEGE COURSES: Hocking College in southeastern Ohio says it is preparing to start testing medical marijuana in a new laboratory and plans to offer related courses to students interested in cannabis.

— WEST NILE-OHIO: The state has reported Ohio’s first human West Nile virus case this year.

— LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE: Officials with a health board in Ohio say 11 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed in a Cleveland suburb, with one death reported.

— AG COMPANIES-TARIFFS-AID: Wall Street is flooding into the agricultural sector on reports that the Trump administration is preparing a plan that would send billions in aid to U.S. farmers hurt by tariffs.

— CHARTER SCHOOL FOUNDER-FRAUD: The founder and former chief executive officer of an online Pennsylvania public school has been sentenced to 20 months in prison on a conviction of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.




CINCINNATI — Bengals owner Mike Brown says President Donald Trump’s numerous tweets attacking NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem have prolonged the issue, which he sees as one of the league’s biggest distractions. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words.


CLEVELAND — Kevin Love isn’t leaving Cleveland anytime soon. The All-Star forward signed a new four-year, $120 million contract with the Cavaliers, who are beginning anew following LeBron James’ departure. By Tom Withers. SENT: 580 words, photos.


NEW YORK — The NFL season doesn’t start for another six weeks and already job security is an issue for some coaches. Yes, even in late July. By Simmi Buttar. SENT: 860 words, photos.


CHICAGO — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has a saying he uses with his program: Event + Response = Outcome. The outcome this time was the dismissal of a longtime assistant. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 470 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


BBA--INDIANS MOVES: Right-hander Shane Bieber was recalled by Cleveland from Triple-A Columbus to start against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night



Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do the numbers. By Timothy Haab, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/whats-the-value-of-a-clean-beach-heres-how-economists-do-the-numbers-94805


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