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

July 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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COLUMBUS — Many students enrolled in Ohio’s largest online charter school when it closed in January have since transferred to other schools, but state officials don’t know what happened with about 2,300 students. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 630 words.


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination is expected on Monday, with three federal judges leading the pack. Here’s a look at who they are (plus three more who haven’t been completely counted out just yet): By Anne Flaherty. SENT: 1,600 words, photos.


DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrats and Republicans once largely agreed that the upcoming midterm elections would hinge on the economy, health care and President Donald Trump’s popularity. Not anymore. By Thomas Beaumont and Barbara Rodriguez. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: Ohio’s Supreme Court has denied a condemned killer’s motion to stay his execution.

— FERTILITY CLINIC FAILURES: A health care network responding to lawsuits says it wasn’t liable for a storage tank malfunction that destroyed over 4,000 eggs and embryos at its fertility clinic near Cleveland.

— BOAT CRASH-TWO KILLED: Authorities say a boat crashed into a Lake Erie breakwater after a northeast Ohio fireworks show, killing a husband and wife and slightly injuring the man’s 10-year-old grandson.

— WOMAN-SET-ABLAZE: An Ohio man who authorities say caused his ex-girlfriend’s death by setting her on fire has pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated murder and avoided a possible death penalty.

— LAKE ERIE WIND FARM: A proposed six-turbine wind farm on Lake Erie has been recommended for construction by staff of a state board in Ohio, with certain restrictions.

— POLICE CHIEF-NUDE PHOTOS: A former northeast Ohio village police chief has been sentenced to five years in prison for receiving nude photos of a 16-year-old girl he met on the job.

—PEDESTRIANS STRUCK-MICHIGAN: Authorities say two teenage siblings have died after being struck by a pickup truck while walking near a roadway in southeastern Michigan.



HKN--BLUE JACKETS-JENNER: The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Boone Jenner to a four-year contract extension.


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