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

July 28, 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. Lisa Cornwell takes the desk starting at 9 a.m. Sunday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO

TOLEDO -- A dashcam video released by an Ohio police department shows two officers fatally shooting an armed man who appeared to be walking away. Toledo police say 25-year-old Lamar Richardson was a suspect in multiple armed robberies. Police Chief George Kral explained the video to the media Friday night and pointed out Richardson had pulled a handgun from his waistband and then faced the officers before being shot. SENT: 320 words.

OHIO RIVER POLLUTION

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- An interstate commission that monitors the Ohio River’s health is considering eliminating its pollution control standards, raising concerns among representatives from states including Indiana. The Courier & Press reports that a majority of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission voted last month to advance the idea of dropping its pollution standards. The commission oversees an agreement among eight states with watersheds draining into the river. SENT: 350 words.

IMMIGRATION-THE LEGAL OPTION

LOS ANGELES -- President Donald Trump has called for immigrants to come to the country legally instead of trying to illegally cross the southwest border. But it’s not easy to find a legal avenue to come to the United States. Getting a visitor’s visa requires proving a certain amount of wealth that most in countries like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras don’t have. And getting a visa to live here often requires having an American relative and waiting years, or decades, due to a complex system. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 1,085 words. With AP Photos.

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MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-OHIO GUARD-HISTORIAN

COLUMBUS -- Sgt. 1st Class Josh Mann’s favorite part of his job as Ohio Army National Guard historian is when he gets to share its history with others. The Ohio National Guard turns 230 years Wednesday. It was organized before Ohio was a state, originally called the Northwest Territory Militia. Mann is one of those responsible for helping to record and maintain the history of the National Guard. By Bonnie Meibers, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 935 words.

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BRIEFS:

— CHILD PORN CHARGES-OFFICER: The former public information officer for the Columbus police department has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of sending and receiving child pornography.

— ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has provided new details of assets he might try to recover from the founder of a now-defunct online charter school.

— MIDTERMS-2018-OHIO HOUSE: President Donald Trump has endorsed a two-term Republican state senator who’s in a closer-than-expected race for an open U.S. House seat in Ohio.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BROWNS-BACKING JACKSON

BEREA -- Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam believe coach Hue Jackson finally has enough talent to turn Cleveland into a winner. Jackson was retained despite losing 31 of 32 games over the past two seasons. The Browns went 0-16 in 2017, tying an NFL record for futility, but the Haslams believe that with better players, ‘the real Hue Jackson’ will emerge. By Tom Withers. SENT: 580 words. With AP Photos.

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