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

August 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State trustees have begun discussing the future of football coach Urban Meyer.to discuss the future of football coach Urban Meyer. Board Chairman Michael Gasser briefly called a meeting to order Wednesday before the board went behind closed doors plans to decide whether Meyer should be punished for his handling of domestic-abuse allegations against a former assistant coach. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 430 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated, timing uncertain. Also moving on sports wires.




CLEVELAND — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to discuss the country’s opioid epidemic in Cleveland. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words to update from event scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m., then 350 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos planned.


— FOUNDRY EXPLOSION: Fire officials in central Ohio say five workers have been injured in a foundry explosion. With video.

— TEEN VIDEO-SCHOOL THREAT: A teen accused of making a video threatening to shoot up an Ohio high school has been sentenced to a year of house arrest and probation.

— TRUMP-KASICH: Ohio Gov. John Kasich is skipping a Republican Party fundraiser Friday where President Donald Trump is the headliner.

— WEST NILE-OHIO: The state has reported Ohio’s first West Nile virus cases in horses this year.

— REST AREA DEATH-SUSPECT: A man accused of running over and killing another man at an interstate rest stop in Ohio has had his bond set at $2 million.

— SHOOTING DEATH-ARREST: New Hampshire police say a woman has been charged with firing a gun and killing a man inside of an apartment.




CINCINNATI — Bills fans flooded Andy Dalton’s foundation with donations after his touchdown pass helped Buffalo make the playoffs last season, ending a 17-year drought. Dalton and his foundation will give back to Buffalo this weekend when the Bengals visit for a preseason game. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.


EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have signed seventh-year safety George Iloka, a former pupil of coach Mike Zimmer when Zimmer was the defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


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