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AP-Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm

August 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — At least 145 people have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping scores of male athletes and other students during his two decades there. They’re among more than 335 people interviewed by the law firm hired to investigate allegations raised this year about Dr. Richard Strauss, according to an update from the university’s attorney that was read Thursday to an Ohio State trustees’ committee. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 550 words, photos. Also moving on sports wires.

COAL PLANT CLOSINGS

COLUMBUS — An Ohio-based energy company said Wednesday it is closing its last coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania, a move decried by the coal industry and called inevitable by environmentalists. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 560 words.

PRISON-OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

CINCINNATI — A substance that led to nearly 30 people at an Ohio prison being treated for drug exposure or suspected exposure was a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, the State Highway Patrol has said. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2:30 p.m.

2018-MIDTERMS-KOCHS

NEW YORK — The political network created by the billionaire Koch brothers announced plans to support eight House Republicans on Thursday, pledging financial resources and activists to help re-elect several vulnerable congressmen deemed “principled” conservatives. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 560 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— GRADUATION PHOTOS-GUN: A university in Ohio has told a recent graduate to stop advertising an open-carry gun rally on campus because she doesn’t have permission to hold the event.

— IMMIGRATION-MEAT PACKING PLANT: Authorities say 13 people detained during a June immigration raid on an Ohio meat packing plant have been indicted federally with using false documents while applying for a job.

— MANAGER-CELEBRITIES CHEATED: A federal jury in Columbus has convicted a business manager of defrauding R&B artists Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight in a sports beverage scheme. With photo.

— CONSTRUCTION WORKER KILLED: The State Highway Patrol says a construction worker died when a car veered off the road and struck him near Waterville Township in Lucas County.

— AIRPORT EXPANSION-OHIO: Officials have held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Akron-Canton Airport for construction of a long-awaited expansion project.

— MICHIGAN-CHILDREN ABDUCTED: An Amber Alert has been called off in Michigan after police found a man and his three children.

— COUPLE KILLED: A suburban Detroit man wanted by police in the slayings of his sister and her boyfriend has been arrested at an Ohio library.

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SPORTS:

BIG TEN-CALLOW QUARTERBACKS

UNDATED — In an earlier time, a true freshman starting quarterback wasn’t necessarily unthinkable. It certainly was an outlier. Not so much anymore, not in this age of what Rutgers offensive coordinator John McNulty calls the “bred quarterback,” those players who immerse themselves in football year-round, get individual coaching from quarterback gurus and arrive on campus ready and expecting to play right away. By Eric Olson. SENT: 860 words, photos.

ALSO:

— REDS-VOTTO: The Cincinnati Reds have activated All-Star first baseman Joey Votto from the 10-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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