AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH
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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 5 p.m. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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AKRON -- The rich history of Akron’s Rubber Bowl can’t save it from the wrecking ball. The stadium was for decades the pride of the Rust Belt city famous for tire manufacturing, but in recent years it deteriorated. The stadium was built in 1940 as a public works project and has hosted everything from college football to a Rolling Stones concert to a Billy Graham crusade. The city will begin tearing it down next week. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 765 words. With AP Photos.
TOLEDO -- Most students fail the first midterm in Michael Young’s organic chemistry lecture at the University of Toledo. In spring 2017, the average was a 50. But one student, Daniel Liu, scored a 99. And he’s just 13. By Eve Sneider, The Blade. SENT: 760 words. Mandatory member credit.
— BYSTANDER SLAIN-CONVICTION: An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a bystander who pepper sprayed him as he fled a convenience store robbery.
— EXONERATION-LAWSUIT: A man acquitted of murder has sued the Cincinnati Police Department claiming detectives hid DNA evidence that eventually exonerated him.
— STUDENTS-OVERDOSE DATABASE: Students at an Ohio university are helping residents track drug overdose trends with a new app.
— CONVICTED COIN DEALER-CLEMENCY: Gov. John Kasich is weighing another recommendation opposing clemency for a former Toledo-area coin dealer who raised money for Ohio Republicans before being convicted in a state investment scandal that also ensnared a former governor.
— WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR: Organizers say the NCAA Women’s Final Four basketball tournament in Columbus generated nearly $22 million in direct spending for the local economy.
— COURT NOMINATIONS-TRUMP: President Donald Trump has nominated two Ohioans to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
CLEVELAND -- His injured right hand in a soft cast, LeBron James drove home to Akron last night after being swept in the NBA Finals by Golden State. The next destination is unknown for the superstar, who is expected to hit free agency next month and could leave Cleveland again — this time to assemble a team capable of beating the Warriors. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 900 words. With AP Photos.
CLEVELAND -- Kevin Durant never cared what anybody thought when he left Oklahoma City for Golden State, and that especially applies now. His two seasons with the Warriors have brought two championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards. He’s also gotten vindication, which he didn’t want. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos.
CLEVELAND -- The NBA offseason has started, and here are 10 things that have to get sorted out before opening night next year — not including the looming LeBron James decision. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m. With AP Photos.
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