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

July 7, 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 5 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.




COLUMBUS — The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it is “shocked and saddened” by the allegations and is cooperating with the school’s independent investigation. The Columbus Dispatch in a story published online Saturday said an emailed statement was sent by Scott Strauss, the son of the late Dr. Richard Strauss, who killed himself in 2005 at age 67. The statement says “along with the alleged victims, our family seeks the truth.” SENT: 400 words.


AKRON -- The new National Museum of Psychology explores what makes us all human. The museum at the University of Akron takes a deep dive into the study of why people do what they do. Displays in the 8,500 square-foot gallery tell the stories of how psychology has been used in everything from workplace efficiency to determining the level of caffeine in Coca-Cola and marketing handguns to women. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 640 words. With AP Photos.



— WISCONSIN WRESTLER KILLED: A Wisconsin Badgers wrestler has died in a vehicle crash in Illinois. Eli Stickley, a native of Urbana, was the nephew of Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican.

— VW SETTLEMENT-OHIO: Ohio will spend the millions it receives from a national settlement over Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal on technology aimed at reducing air pollution.

— OFFICER DIES-FITNESS TEST: A veteran Cleveland police officer who collapsed during a fitness run in extreme heat has died.

— DOG SHOT-WOMAN WOUNDED: Cincinnati police say an officer forced to shoot at an aggressive dog has wounded the animal’s owner.

— BATTELLE-STEM GRANTS: Ohio-based research firm Battelle has given its highest amount in a single year to support out-of-classroom learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.


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