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

August 3, 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 takes the desk starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CINCINNATI -- A federal judge has refused to stop Cincinnati from tearing down another homeless encampment. Advocates for the homeless filed suit Friday hours before the city planned to clear an encampment near a busy downtown entertainment district. By Angie Wang. SENT: 610 words. With AP Photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Friday he followed proper reporting protocols regarding domestic violence allegations against an assistant coach in 2015, his first extensive comments since he was put on paid leave earlier this week amid a university investigation. Meyer posted a statement addressed to Buckeyes fans on Twitter on Friday, two days after Ohio State put him on leave. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 810 words.

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DOVER, Del. — A lengthy investigation by Air Force officials has concluded that the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn were not treated disrespectfully at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary prior to his burial at Arlington National Cemetery last year. By Randall Chase. SENT: 675 words. AP Photos.



— OHIO GOVERNOR’S RACE: Records show Ohio’s Republican candidate for governor has nearly twice as much money in the bank as the Democratic nominee with about three months until the election.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: The Ohio Department of Commerce says only seven companies have met the state’s minimum standards to process plants into marijuana-infused products for use by people with physician recommendations.

— HEALTH CARE OVERHAULS-CITIES: Several cities are suing President Donald Trump’s administration in federal court for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act.

— XGR-KASICH-CCW BILL: Ohio Gov. John Kasich is allowing a bill that waives concealed carry registration fees for active military members and honorably discharged veterans to take effect without his signature.

— WINDFARM-FACEBOOK: A $300 million wind energy farm in rural eastern Indiana is expected to help power Facebook’s Midwest data center in Ohio.

— TRUMP-PORN STAR: The city attorney for Columbus says he’s willing to erase convictions of those prosecuted under a state law prohibiting strip club employees from touching customers.

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date in four years for a man convicted of setting a fire that killed his 3-year-old son.

— AIR FORCE BASE-SECURITY: Air Force authorities are trying to find out what prompted a 911 call that caused a chaotic “active shooter” reaction on a sprawling Ohio base.

— FIRE HYDRANT-PAINT: A fire chief in suburban Cincinnati is asking residents to help paint fire hydrants throughout town.

— TRASH TRIBUTE: Residents of Cincinnati-area communities are topping their trash with flowers and cards to honor a trash collector who died after authorities say a pickup truck pinned him against his garbage truck in southwestern Ohio.




COLUMBUS -- Ohio State opens fall camp on Friday with a new guy at quarterback who might even be better than the last one. Dwayne Haskins Jr. showed in last season’s biggest game that he has the poise and arm to lead the Ohio State offense. Subbing for injured starting quarterback J.T. Barrett, the freshman came in and powered the Buckeyes to an electrifying come-from-behind win over Michigan. He takes the keys to the car after the departure of four-year starter Barrett. Ohio State opens the season Sept. 2. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon. Will be updated after 5:30 p.m. media availability.


UNDATED -- Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is on administrative leave. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will run the team during an investigation into what Meyer knew about domestic violence allegations against a now-fired assistant. Jim Grobe, Clay Helton and John L. Smith are among the coaches who took interim roles after scandals at other high-profile programs. By Cliff Brunt. SENT. 615 words. With AP Photos.


AKRON -- Ian Poulter had a one-shot lead going into the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational. Tiger Woods was four shots behind on the Firestone course where he has won eight times. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words by 7 p.m. With AP Photos.


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