AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH
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 email@example.com.
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OHIO FAMILY KILLED
COLUMBUS — A child at the center of a custody dispute that may have set off a gruesome Ohio massacre is safe in state custody, her great-grandfather said Wednesday, before one of the four suspects in the killings appeared in court. Leonard Manley, whose daughter and grandchildren were among the eight people killed in 2016, told The Cincinnati Enquirer the 4-year-old girl is in state custody. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Dan Sewell. SENT: 850 words, photos.
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OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR
COLUMBUS — Alumni who say they’re victims of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor allege more than 20 school officials and staff, including two athletic directors, knew of concerns about how the physician treated young men but didn’t stop him. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 760 words, photo. Also moving on sports wires.
CONGRESS-LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS: Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump’s agenda and try to build the party back to retake the majority. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.
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NEW YORK — Macy’s is heading into the crucial holiday season firing on all cylinders, logging its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth at existing locations and getting strong reactions from customers both online and in its stores. The company also lifted its expectations for annual earnings on Wednesday. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 730 words, photos.
DETROIT CASINO SALE
DETROIT — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city’s three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. SENT: 280 words, photos. By Jeff Karoub and David Runk. SENT: 400 words, photos.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The operator of one of the largest private prison systems in the United States paid detained immigrants at a New Mexico prison as little as $1 per day as part of “volunteer” work programs, and refused to pay them minimum wages even though they were not convicted of any crimes, a new federal class-action lawsuit alleges. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 540 words.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The U.S. Senate has approved a new policy on ships that dump ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy. By John Flesher. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.
EXCHANGE: WACO-VETERANS OFFICE
WACO, Texas — Craig Colton looks like an NFL linebacker. But his friendly, gregarious nature quickly puts the people he meets at ease. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports he is the kind of guy most people would want to have a beer with. That’s what makes Colton good at his job and why he so easily earns the trust of those he is trying to help. Colton, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, is one of 822 employees who work for the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, the 123,000-square-foot, box-like structure at 701 Clay Ave. in Waco. By Tommy Witherspoon, Waco Tribune-Herald. SENT: 2,600 words, photos. An AP Member Exchange. Member credit mandatory.
— MOBILE HOME-TWO DEAD: Police in Ohio say a reporter found dead in a home was shot several times by her uncle, who then killed himself.
— TERRORIST PLOT-CLEVELAND: A man accused of scouting locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fireworks and who talked about carrying out additional bombings has been found competent to stand trial.
— SHOOTING-COUPLE SLAIN: Police say the son of a couple found fatally shot in their suburban Cleveland home has been charged with aggravated murder.
— FRATERNITY-STUDENT DEATH: Ohio University in Athens has ordered a fraternity chapter to stop all activities after a student who recently pledged the group died.
— UNIVERSITY-SECURITY FEES LAWSUIT: A judge is blocking Kent State University officials from charging $1,800 to provide security officers for a discussion planned at the student center featuring a gun-rights advocate whose September demonstration on the Ohio campus drew protesters.
— OHIO LIBERTARIANS-BALLOT ACCESS: The Libertarian Party of Ohio says it may sue the state to force continued recognition of the minor political party.
— DEMOCRACY GROUP-DEAN: The brother of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is stepping down as leader of a progressive political action committee and will continue as a special adviser while a former Cincinnati City Council member will succeed him.
— ABANDONED MINES-CLEANUP IDEAS: A new report is highlighting ways to help cleanup and repurpose the sites of abandoned coal mines in Appalachia.
— INSURANCE COMPANY LAYOFFS: Columbus-based Nationwide intends to eliminate the jobs of about 1,100 employees across the country — around 3.6 percent of its workforce.
— HASLAMS-INVESTIGATION: A former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud will get to spend Christmas at his home.
CINCINNATI — Hue Jackson is back in Cincinnati, hired to do something he’s never done before. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is taking over as defensive coordinator and Jackson — a longtime friend and associate — is returning to help him. By Joe Kay. SENT: 780 words, photos.
BEREA — Browns general manager John Dorsey says interim coach Gregg Williams will be interviewed to be the team’s next coach. Williams took over when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29 after winning three games in two-plus seasons. By Tom Withers. SENT: 780 words, photos.
CLEVELAND — The Indians traded versatile infielder Erik Gonzalez to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a five-player swap. By Tom Withers. SENT: 620 words, photos.
— BKC-UNIVERSITY RECRUIT: Guard Miles McBride, senior at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at West Virginia.
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