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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio is set to announce prize winners in the second stage of a global technology challenge aimed at finding solutions of the U.S. opioid crisis. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words by 8 a.m. and updated after 10 a.m. announcement.




CINCINNATI —The county coroner says the gunman in Thursday's fatal shootings in downtown Cincinnati was determined to kill "as many people as he could." Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco reported Tuesday on autopsy findings from the Fifth Third Bank building shootings. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 390 words, photos.


— STUDENT DIES IN FALL: Ohio State President Michael Drake is offering condolences after a student died in a fall from a university parking garage.

— HEROIN TRAFFICKING: An Ohio man has been sentenced to 4-years in federal prison for his role in a heroin distribution ring that stretched into Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

— TEEN FATAL SHOOTING: An Ohio teen has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a fellow high school student.

— TREE FALLS ON CAR: Authorities say an 18-year-old woman has been killed and her father injured when a large tree fell on their car during an Ohio rainstorm.

— BURIED NEWBORN: Ohio appeals court judges will rule later on whether medical staffers should be allowed to testify in the trial of a teen mother accused of killing and burying her newborn baby near her family's house.

— FATHER KILLED-AMBER ALERT: An Amber Alert has been issued for two Cleveland children who authorities say were taken by their mother after a shooting in which their father was killed.

— FLARE GUN SHOOTING: Authorities in Toledo are searching for six men who they say got into a woman's car, directed her to drive and then shot her in the face with a flare gun.

— DRUG OFFENSES-OHIO: The Republican candidate for Ohio governor says a November ballot issue aimed at reducing sentences for many drug crimes would make the state's drug epidemic much worse.

— RESTAURANT-SORORITY LAWSUIT: Members of a black sorority who say a restaurant in the Cleveland area discriminated against them by calling police have sued the business.




FORT WORTH, Texas — Ty Summers has made an impressive transition to defense in his five years at TCU after being an all-district dual-threat quarterback in high school. He is the active career tackles leader for the Frogs, who next play fourth-ranked Ohio State. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 675 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — The Bengals won their opener at Indianapolis despite three glaring penalties on defense, including safety Shawn Williams' helmet-to-helmet hit that brought an ejection. By Joe Kay. SENT: 680 words, photos.


MADISON, Wisc. — A judge ordered Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus to stand trial Tuesday on charges that he sexually assaulted two drunken women this spring, rejecting a motion from his attorneys to dismiss one of the counts alleging that the women weren't as impaired as investigators say. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 540 words, photos.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The man nicknamed the Goldfather for his work guiding Vanderbilt athletics to success not considered possible at the Southeastern Conference's only private university is stepping down. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 770 words, photos.


— FBC--MONITORING FLORENCE: Virginia is moving its football game against Ohio to Nashville, Tennessee due to Hurricane Florence's approach.


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