Good morning. 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 Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State University trustees are set to receive an update on the investigation into a former team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of male athletes and other students. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from trustees' committee meeting set for 10 a.m. EDT. With AP Photos. Also moving on sports wires.


— COAL PLANT CLOSINGS: An Ohio-based energy company is closing its last coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

— MANAGER-CELEBRITIES CHEATED: A federal jury in Columbus has convicted a business manager of defrauding R&B artists Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight in a sports beverage scheme.

— CONSTRUCTION WORKER KILLED: The State Highway Patrol says a construction worker died when a car veered off the road and struck him near Waterville Township in Lucas County.

— AIRPORT EXPANSION-OHIO: Officials have held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Akron-Canton Airport for construction of a long-awaited expansion project.

— MICHIGAN-CHILDREN ABDUCTED: Police were searching in northeastern Indiana for man who they say abducted his three young children from a nearby Michigan city.


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