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

June 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

CINCINNATI -- Do you have to vote even if you don’t want to? Not doing so could put you on the path to losing your vote in some states. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month in a lawsuit filed against Ohio’s secretary of state over the practice of flagging registered voters after they’ve missed one federal general election. Supporters of the practice say it helps ensure voting integrity; opponents say it’s another measure aimed at suppressing minorities and low-income voters. By Dan Sewell and John Seewer. SENT: 1,290 words. With AP Photos.

BULLETPROOF VESTS-GRIEVANCE

COLUMBUS -- Additional fittings are scheduled for Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents wearing expired bulletproof vests after political pushback against their boss, Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.

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MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-LAST DOOLITTLE RAIDER

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The sole surviving crewman of the Doolittle Raid, the first U.S. offensive action in the Pacific war, flew in a restored C-47 Skytrain that led 13,000 paratroopers over Normandy on the morning of June 6, 1944. By Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News. SENT: 965 words. Mandatory member credit.

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BRIEFS:

— UNDERAGE DRIVER-COLLISION: Authorities say the driver of a minivan involved in a fatal head-on collision with a semitrailer in Ohio was a 13-year-old girl.

— PROSECUTOR INDICTED-OHIO: An Ohio county prosecutor accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a kidnapping victim in his office has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges.

— PIZZA DRIVER SLAIN: A 16-year-old boy who police say fatally shot a woman delivering pizzas has been arrested and charged with murder in an Ohio Juvenile Court.

— SCHOOL THREAT-ARREST: Authorities say sheriff’s deputies have seized a military-style AR-15 carbine and 500 rounds of ammunition from a former student who threatened to shoot up an Ohio high school this coming September.

— IMMIGRANT-SAVINGS SEIZED: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has offered to repay nearly all of the money seized from a U.S. citizen traveling back to his native country of Albania with his life savings of $58,000.

— 3 KILLED-INNOCENCE CLAIM: An appeals court will decide whether new arguments can be made in the case of an Ohio inmate who has long maintained his innocence in the 1994 slaying of three people.

— HAMILTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS: Democrats in Hamilton County are poised to elect a woman as chairperson of the local party for the first time in history.

— TWO STABBED: Police say a 15-year-old boy stabbed his aunt and her 7-year-old daughter in Ohio.

— MANUFACTURING JOBS: Gov. Matt Bevin says an Ohio company expects to hire more than 100 workers at its manufacturing facility in northern Kentucky.

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SPORTS

BKN--NBA FINALS-THE LEBRON FACTOR

UNDATED -- LeBron James provides star power to drive TV ratings during the NBA Finals. So the NBA hasn’t needed the best teams in the finals, it has had the best player. For eight years running he’s provided the glimmer of hope that the JV against the varsity really can be competitive. Some of the games have, but the series have not. Nonetheless, fans are watching in huge numbers. It’s been a nice run, but the NBA probably needs to think about getting the best teams in the finals when James isn’t. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 875 words. With AP Photos.

BKN--NBA FINALS-CURRY

OAKLAND — Before the NBA Finals began, Stephen Curry could only chuckle at how long it took for someone to inquire about how badly he wants to add a finals MVP to his decorated resume that already includes two NBA MVPs and the single-season 3-point record. Maybe a minute passed before he got asked. It might come down to Curry and teammate Kevin Durant for the award with the Warriors up 3-0 on LeBron James and the Cavaliers going into Game 4 on with a chance to clinch at Cleveland. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 950 words. With AP Photos.

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