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

July 12, 2018

Good evening. 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 will be on the desk at 8 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — It was no secret that a team doctor now being investigated for sexually abusing male athletes decades ago at Ohio State University liked to linger in the showers alongside those athletes. But he wasn’t the only one leering at young men inside the campus recreation center where many teams practiced and university employees exercised. By Mark Gillispie, John Seewer and Mitch Stacy. SENT: 890 words, photos.



WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman from Ohio “should have known” about allegations that college wrestlers he coached two decades ago were abused by their team doctor, the House’s top Democrat said Thursday. By Alan Fram. SENT: 320 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against Stormy Daniels just hours after the porn star was arrested and accused of illegally rubbing undercover police officers’ faces against her bare breasts during a performance at an Ohio strip club. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 410 words, photos, video.




COLUMBUS — The nation’s burgeoning pension crisis has spurred thousands of workers and retirees to rally in Ohio’s capital. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 560 words.


CLEVELAND — More than four decades after a 17-year-old girl about to start her senior year was reported missing and her body was buried in an unmarked grave in Cleveland, police have launched a murder investigation to find out who killed her alongside a river. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 590 words, photos.


TOLEDO — Researchers say another significant algae bloom is likely to spread through western Lake Erie this summer, but it will be smaller than the largest ones of recent years. What they can’t predict is how toxic it might be. tern Lake Erie this summer, but say it will be smaller than last year. By John Seewer. SENT: 420 words.


CONCORD, N.H. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal prosecutors in eight states will pursue even seemingly small synthetic opioid cases in hopes of reducing the supply of the drugs in areas with high overdose death rates. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.


— MODEL-MURDER FOR HIRE: A former model accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill the mother of her two stepdaughters has pleaded guilty in Ohio to conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and been sentenced to five years in prison.

— CONSTRUCTION WORKER ELECTROCUTED: Authorities say a man working at the construction site for a new home has been electrocuted and died in southwestern Ohio.

— TRAIN HITCHHIKERS-911 CALL: Authorities say two men who hopped aboard the outside of a slow-moving train in Ohio called 911 for help after the train gained speed and they couldn’t jump off safely.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR

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