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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 6:30 pm, OH

December 18, 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 take the desk 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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DAYTON _ An Air Force base in Ohio plans to release its findings into a chaotic “active shooter” false alarm after a 911 call to base security. The base command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton had a review board study the Aug. 2 scare, the response to it, and any lessons to be learned. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m. to be updated from 1 p.m. news conference with 300 words by 2 p.m.




COLUMBUS _ The State Medical Board has acknowledged for the first time that it has confidential records about a complaint investigation involving Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss who is accused of widespread sexual misconduct against students decades ago.The documents can’t be viewed by the law firm investigating allegations that the doctor abused scores of male student-athletes in the 1980s and 1990s, but still might help guide its inquiry. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 700 words, photo.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ An internet troll who harassed a black college student with racist messages on social media has agreed to a court settlement requiring him to get “anti-hate training,” apologize in writing and on video and publicly renounce white supremacy. Tuesday’s settlement agreement would resolve Taylor Dumpson’s claims against one of the defendants she sued in April over an online harassment campaign orchestrated by a neo-Nazi website publisher. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 780 words, photos.


UNDATED _ The nation’s largest grocery chain is trying to leap into the driverless delivery market. Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. announced Tuesday it will deliver milk, eggs and apples with nobody at the wheel. Although limited to within a mile of one Arizona supermarket, it represents a significant step forward for industries trying to lower delivery costs of everyday and those trying to launch self-driving cars on public roads. But Tuesday’s launch also highlighted some of the many challenges that are still ahead. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 800 words, photos.


NEW ORLEANS _ Louisiana has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A, hoping to keep numbers low for the contagious liver disease. It’s the 15th state to declare an outbreak. By Janet McConnaughey. SENT: 500 words.


_ 3 DEAD IN HOME: Police say they have found a man and his parents dead at their home in northeastern Ohio in what investigators believe may be a double homicide and suicide.

_ HATE CRIME-OHO: Authorities say an Ohioan accused of assaulting a man in Cincinnati because he believed the man was Jewish has been convicted of a federal hate crime.

_ INMATE ESCAPE-OHIO: Authorities say they have recaptured an inmate at a community corrections center in Ohio who escaped from a vehicle in Middletown during a medical transport.

_ ELECTION 2020-OHIO-BROWN: Supporters of Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator have launched a “Committee to Draft Sherrod Brown” for a 2020 presidential run.

_ CONSUL OF JAPAN-CLEVELAND: The government of Japan has appointed its first honorary consul of Japan in Cleveland.

_ MEDICAL MARIJUANA-LEGAL FEES: Ohio’s Controlling Board has authorized a $2.1 million loan to help state agencies running the medical marijuana program cover legal costs.

_ DEER SEASON-OHIO: State officials say hunters checked more than 4,000 fewer white-tailed deer during Ohio’s two-day deer-gun hunting season this year than in last year’s two-day season.




UNDATED _ Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome injury, illness or other challenges to return to the field. The winners were chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America in association with The Associated Press. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 650 words, photos.


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