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

September 24, 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 7:30 a.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

POLITICAL ICE CREAM

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Bernie Sanders’ home state are putting their ice cream expertise to work to support seven congressional candidates — including one in Ohio — who they call progressive. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 370 words.

OHIO STATE-ENDOWMENT FIGHT

COLUMBUS — The family of an Ohio State University alumnus who endowed over $30 million to the school before he died is fighting to stop the university from using money from that endowment for fundraising purposes. The family of Michael Moritz contends the money withdrawn as “development fees” should go to scholarships rather than to fundraising. Ohio State says withdrawal of the fees is legal. SENT: 420 words.

BRIEFS:

— GUNS-OHIO GOVERNOR: Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed two executive orders intended to improve controls on gun buyers in the state.

— TRUMP THREAT-CAPTURED FUGITIVE: A Pennsylvania man accused of making threats against President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been scheduled for a detention hearing in Ohio, where he was arrested recently.

— WOMAN’S BODY-FIRE: Authorities are investigating what caused the death of a woman whose body was found when firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze along a northeastern Ohio road.

— CLIMATE ADAPTATION CONFERENCE: A conference at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is bringing together experts to share ideas on dealing with a warming climate in the Great Lakes region.

— DRUG CASE-QAUDRIPLEGIC: A quadriplegic suspected of running a drug pipeline between California and Ohio has been indicted in Akron on drug charges nearly two years after a judge decided it would be too costly to imprison him in another case.

— MULTISTATE THEFT SUSPECTS-ARRESTS: Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Greenhills say five people accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of merchandise from vendors in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky with an invalid credit card have been charged with theft and fraud.

— MISSING SWIMMER-BODY FOUND: Authorities say the body of an Ohio man who disappeared last weekend while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off a North Carolina beach has been found.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS FLATTENED

CINCINNATI — The Bengals’ defense gave up a lot of yards passing during a pair of opening wins. It got flattened — 230 yards rushing allowed — in a loss at Carolina that spotlighted its inexperience. By Joe Kay. SENT: 570 words, photos.

FBN--BROWNS-MAYFIELD STARTS

CLEVELAND — The Baker Mayfield era has officially kicked off. Mayfield was named the Browns’ new starting quarterback on Monday, and the No. 1 pick will make his first start Sunday at Oakland. By Tom Withers. SENT: 650 words, photos.

FBC--T25-OHIO STATE-HASKINS

COLUMBUS — Dwayne Haskins Jr.’s name is starting to come up in Heisman Trophy conversations, and that talk will only get louder if he can go into a hostile “white out” at Beaver Stadium and lead No. 4 Ohio State past No. 9 Penn State on Saturday night. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 600 words, photos.

FBC--NORTHWESTERN-LARKIN RETIRES

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern leading rusher Jeremy Larkin is retiring from football after being diagnosed with cervical stenosis, a condition that causes narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck and upper back. SENT: 290 words.

BKW--NCAA-FINAL FOUR CITIES

UNDATED — San Antonio, Minneapolis, Dallas and Cleveland have been selected as future host cities for the Women’s Final Four. The NCAA on Monday announced the Final Four sites from 2021 through 2024. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 530 words.

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