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AP-OH--Ohio News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, OH

August 23, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OHIO STATE-MEYER

COLUMBUS — Ohio State suspends coach Urban Meyer for three games for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 1, 180 words, photos. Also moving on sports wires.

OHIO STATE-MEYER FINDINGS

UNDATED — Ohio State releases a 23-page summary of findings from an independent investigation of coach Urban Meyer’s handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach Zach Smith. Meyer was suspended for the first three games of the season and will forgo six weeks of pay. SENT: 550 words, photos. Also moving on sports wires.

BRIEFS:

— UNIVERSITY STRIKE THREAT: Wright State University’s unionized faculty members are threatening to strike ahead of a fact-finder’s report that’s due next month.

— FEMALE FIREFIGHTER-LAWSUIT: A federal jury in Columbus has awarded $3.35 million to a female ex-firefighter in Ohio who says she was the longtime victim of sexual harassment.

— KROGER-PLASTIC BAGS: Cincinnati-based Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery chain, will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025.

— TEEN DROWNS: Sheriff’s officials say a teenager who drowned in a northern Minnesota lake was a foreign exchange student from Egypt attending Oberlin College in Ohio.

— BALD EAGLES-CLEVELAND — Officials say a pair of bald eagles that were the first to roost in Cleveland’s industrial valley in over a century now has two fledgling eagles.

— MICHIGAN-PIPELINE LAWSUIT: Two advocacy groups say the U.S. Coast Guard doesn’t have an adequate strategy for dealing with oil spills in the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan.

— DEAD ZOO LION: The Phoenix Zoo says an eight-year-old African lion named Kitambi that was born at the Columbus Zoo has died after a brief illness.

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