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

July 30, 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. Lisa Cornwell will be on 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DEATH PENALTY-OHIO GOVERNOR

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has finished dealing with executions for the remainder of his time in office following a modern-era record of death penalty commutations. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 490 words, photos.

AP POLL-YOUNG AMERICANS

WASHINGTON — A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV finds that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the midterm elections gives their generation some say about how the government is run, and 79 percent of this group say leaders from their generation would do a better job running the country. By Laurie Kellman and Hannah Fingerhut. SENT: 880 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— PENCE-OHIO: Vice President Mike Pence says a red wave in the midterm elections will start in Ohio where there’s a special congressional race in August to fill an open U.S. House seat.

— PAYDAY LENDING: Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed into law a proposal cracking down on Ohio’s short-term lending industry.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: State regulators have given the green light to a northeast Ohio medical marijuana cultivator so that it can start planting its crop.

— GARBAGE TRUCK-FATAL: The State Highway Patrol says a garbage truck operator collecting trash in southwestern Ohio has been hit by a pickup truck and has died.

— BABY SITTER-ABUSE CASE: The trial of an Ohio baby sitter charged with murder in a 3-year-old girl’s death has been reset to later this year.

— FATAL CRASH-SEMITRAILER: Authorities in northeastern Ohio say the driver of a semitrailer died after the vehicle overturned on Interstate 76.

— PREMATURE HIPPO-BOOK PARTY: Fans of the Cincinnati Zoo’s famed premature hippo can celebrate the latest book about Fiona at an ice cream party at the Hippo Cove where she lives.

— BLOCK COMMUNICATIONS-APPOINTMENT: Block Communications Inc. has promoted Kurt Franck to vice president of newspaper operations. He will oversee the company’s papers in Pittsburgh and Toledo.

— FATAL CRASH-MOTHER KILLED: The North Carolina Highway Patrol says an Ohio woman has been killed in a traffic accident

— WRAL ANCHOR-ACCIDENT: A North Carolina morning news anchor who previously worked at an Ohio television station is off the air following a bodysurfing accident.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-ROSS’ SECOND CHANCE

CINCINNATI — John Ross outran the coverage and caught a deep pass along the sideline, drawing cheers from the Bengals fans who have seen so little of him. The first-round pick made hardly any impact as a rookie because of injuries, and Cincinnati is looking for him to emerge the second time around. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words.

BKN--LEBRON SPEAKS

AKRON — LeBron James is leaving home again and leaving behind something he says is more meaningful than any of his NBA championships. By Tom Withers. SENT: 500 words, photos.

ALSO:

— FBC--MISSOURI VALLEY-POLL: Defending national champion North Dakota State has been unanimously picked to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference title.

— BBA--TIGERS-SAUPOLD: Tigers right-hander Warwick Saupold has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Triple-A Toledo.

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EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

I’m an economist riding a bike across America, defying what the data says about cycling’s safety. By Jay L. Zagorsky, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/im-an-economist-riding-a-bike-across-america-defying-what-the-data-says-about-cyclings-safety-100704

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