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

July 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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COLUMBUS — Some of the men who say they were molested by a now-dead team doctor decades ago at Ohio State University describe him as a locker-room voyeur who unnecessarily groped athletes during medical exams and wasn’t stopped by administrators even after students complained. Former wrestler Nick Nutter recalls teammates referring to Dr. Richard Strauss by the nickname “Dr. Jelly Paws.” Independent investigators are reviewing the allegations against Strauss. By Kantele Franko, Andrew Welsh-Huggins and John Seewer. SENT: 1,255 words. With AP Photos.


BOWLING GREEN -- Authorities say a second suspect has been arrested and two others are being sought for the kidnapping and sexual assault of two teen sisters at an Ohio hotel. The U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday arrested 28-year-old David Contreras in Lubbock, Texas. Bowling Green police say he’s been charged with rape and kidnapping for the June 28 sexual assault of sisters, ages 13 and 14, at a motel where they were staying with their mother. SENT: 350 words.


CINCINNATI -- A Republican senator and former U.S. trade official says he’s concerned about the impact President Donald Trump’s tariff battles will have on the Ohio economy. Sen. Rob Portman, a U.S. trade representative during George W. Bush’s presidency, says he supports being tough with China but would like to see more caution and more negotiation with the European Union, Canada and Mexico. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 270 words.



— CHILD ABDUCTION-MOM SHOT: An Ohio man has avoided a possible death sentence by pleading guilty to killing the mother of his 10-month-old son and abducting the boy and the woman’s stepmother.

— TERRORISM ARREST-OHIO: A federal judge has handed down a prison sentence of more than six years for an Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group.

— TREE FALLS-MOTORIST KILLED: Authorities say a falling tree has killed a 60-year-old motorist in northeast Ohio.

— PARTY SHOOTING: Police in Ohio are investigating a shooting that killed a man and wounded five people following a Fourth of July party

— VA-MISSING EQUIPMENT: Inventory records show Veterans Affairs medical facilities across Ohio have lost track of more than $1.1 million worth of medical equipment over three years.

— HOLIDAY TRAFFIC DEATHS-OHIO: The State Highway Patrol says eight people died in traffic crashes over the Fourth of July holiday reporting period.




NEW YORK — With fan voting finishing up, it’s a good time to take a hard look at All-Star Game selections. Which players are worthy of participating July 17 in Washington, and who gets left out? Online voting for the starters at each position ended at midnight, and the teams will be revealed Sunday night. Disregarding fan and player balloting, here are our picks. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 1,255 words. With AP Photos.


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