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

July 11, 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. 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR

COLUMBUS — House speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday defended an Ohio congressman accused of knowing about alleged abuse by an Ohio State team doctor but not doing anything to stop it. By Mitch Stacy and Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 430 words, photo.

LAKE ERIE ALGAE

TOLEDO — Ohio’s governor is set to announce new steps to combat toxic algae in Lake Erie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated with 130 words from 2:30 p.m. news conference in Columbus, then 500 words by 3 p.m.

BRIEFS:

— GIRL’S BEATING DEATH: An Ohio mother who failed to stop her girlfriend from beating to death her 5-year-old daughter and then waited hours to seek help has received a long prison sentence along with the girlfriend.

— CLIFF PLUNGE-MAN KILLED: Authorities say a man riding a lawn tractor has plunged 50 feet off a cliff and died.

— OHIO GOVERNOR: Ohio officials are adding another nearly $657 million to the state’s rainy day fund, a move they say was made possible by lower spending and higher tax growth than expected.

— TEACHERS-CROWDFUNDING: The state auditor is urging Ohio school districts to adopt policies about how teachers use online crowdfunding to raise money for supplies, classroom expenses and projects.

— ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-ROOF COLLAPSE: A roof at an Ohio elementary school has collapsed in a fire, leading officials to look into alternative options for its more than 300 students ahead of the fall semester.

— THREATENING LETTERS-JUDGES: Authorities in Ohio say judges across the state have received threatening letters containing white powder.

— INVESTMENT FRAUD-SENTENCE: Federal authorities say an Ohio man convicted in a $1.4 million investment-fraud scheme has been sentenced to five years in prison.

— NURSE PRACTITIONER: State officials say a nurse practitioner accused of illegally issuing prescriptions for controlled substances has been indicted on drug trafficking charges.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-PACMAN JONES-AIRPORT FIGHT

ATLANTA — Police say former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was attacked during a run-in with a facility-service employee at the airport in Atlanta. SENT: 280 words, photo.

ALSO:

— FBC--DUKE-WOHLABAUGH: The NCAA will allow Duke center Jack Wohlabaugh to play this fall after transferring from Ohio State.

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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

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