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

October 5, 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. Mark Gillispie takes the desk starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SHIPWRECK-LAKE ERIE

TOLEDO —Shipwreck hunters who spent eight days this summer unearthing and examining the remains of a schooner in Lake Erie in Ohio think it’s most likely a sailing ship that sank nearly two centuries ago. That would make the wreckage the oldest ever found in the shallowest of the Great Lakes. By John Seewer. SENT: 585 words. AP photos.

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR

COLUMBUS -- Ohio State University has been billed about $1.5 million and counting for the investigation into a team doctor accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other men. A list of related invoices shows most of that is from Perkins Coie, the law firm hired to investigate claims raised this year about the now-dead physician. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 515 words. AP photos.

PRISON OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Pennsylvania prison officials say they are seeing positive results from changes to mail and visiting policies meant to address a slew of incidents in recent months that caused dozens of corrections officers and other employees to seek medical help for suspected exposure to synthetic marijuana. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 820 words. AP photos.

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BRIEFS:

— CANCELED APPEARANCES-US SENATORS: U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris has canceled two planned appearances in Cincinnati to remain in Washington for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation vote.

— LAKE ERIE-ALGAE: A federal judge in Ohio has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take stronger action on Lake Erie’s ongoing toxic algae problem.

— OHIO DEPUTY STRUCK: Ohio authorities say a 34-year-old man has been arrested for injuring a sheriff’s deputy directing traffic in a construction zone and then fleeing the scene.

— BOVINE PASSENGER: An Ohio man driving home from work Tuesday says he did a double-take before firing up his cellphone to record a cow poking her head out the back window of a pickup truck.

— HOMICIDES-CLEVELAND: Authorities have identified the two men fatally shot by a suspect who entered a home in Cleveland.

— MINE EXPLOSION-WORKER KILLED: Authorities say a worker from Ohio has been killed in a gas explosion in a zinc mine in northern New York.

— DEAD BODY MOVED: Cleveland investigators say a woman found dead on a city sidewalk likely died several days before her body was left there.

— COLD CASE FUNDS: The U.S. Justice Department has awarded Akron’s police department nearly $1 million to investigate sexual assault cold cases.

— OHIO RIVER-WATER STANDARDS: A commission that watches over the Ohio River’s health has put off a vote on whether to move away from its role of setting pollution standards for the river.

— HASLAMS-INVESTIGATION: Two more former employees of truck stop chain Pilot Flying J have been sentenced in connection with a rebate scam.

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