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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

September 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BOOKS-JORMA KAUKONEN

LOS ANGELES — Long before he wrote and recorded the Jefferson Airplane classic “Embryonic Journey,” Jorma Kaukonen was on a decades-long journey of discovery of his own. Kaukonen, who lives at a guitar camp he founded in the foothills of Ohio’s Appalachian Mountains, lays out much of his life in his just-published memoir “Been So Long: My Life & Music” (St. Martin’s Press). By John Rogers. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— PRESCHOOL WORKER-KIDS FIGHT: Authorities say a teacher encouraged young children to fight at an Ohio preschool in Columbus and posted a video of the brawls online.

— OHIO STATE-PARKING GARAGES: Ohio State University says it plans to close top levels of two parking garages at its Columbus campus a week after a student fell to his death in what’s been preliminarily ruled a suicide.

— CHRISTMAS FOR ILL CHILD-VANDALISM: Police say two teens accused of slashing Christmas decorations set up in a neighborhood in suburban Cincinnati to help a child diagnosed with terminal cancer celebrate the holiday early have been arrested.

— MAN STRUCK BY TRAIN: Authorities in Springfield in western Ohio say a man has been struck by a train.

— SCHOOL FINANCES-OHIO: A report from Ohio’s auditor says his office’s performance audits identified over $138 million in potential savings for dozens of school districts since 2011, often for districts struggling financially.

— INSIDER TRADING-NFL PLAYER: The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. With photo. Also moving on sports wires.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-BULLOCK

CINCINNATI — While other NFL teams scramble to find new kickers after only two games, the Bengals have given Randy Bullock a two-year contract extension. He’s been perfect so far, just like his team’s 2-0 start. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBC--BIG TEN-DOWN YEAR

UNDATED — Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven’t been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State on Sept. 29. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 700 words, photos.

ALSO:

— FBC--T25-OHIO STATE-BOSA OUT: Ohio State’s All-American defensive end Nick Bosa will be out indefinitely after having surgery for a lower-abdomen injury. With photos.

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