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

May 15, 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 will be on the desk starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

HOUSE-2020

WASHINGTON -- An annual conference organized by a prominent Democratic think tank is offering an early glimpse at some of the Democrats plotting a challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 810 words. With AP Photos.

OHIO HOUSE SPEAKER

COLUMBUS — Republicans seeking to replace an Ohio House speaker who resigned amid an FBI inquiry surrounding his activities reached a stalemate on his successor Tuesday. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words.

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BRIEFS:

— ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND-BRIBERY CASE: A former Army official has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for accepting bribes related to contracting at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

— PLANE CRASH-OHIO: A single-engine plane has crashed in southwest Ohio during takeoff, injuring the pilot, who has been flown by helicopter to a Cincinnati hospital for treatment. With AP Photos.

— BOY DEAD-FATHER ARRESTED: A northeast Ohio man who drove to a police station and surrendered to officers saying he’d committed a crime has been charged with aggravated murder in the apparent stabbing death of his 18-month-old son.

— GUN LAWS-COLUMBUS: The Columbus City Council has approved new laws aimed at reducing violence in Ohio’s capital city.

— AMAZON CENTER-OHIO: Internet retail giant Amazon says it plans to build another large distribution center in Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports the newest center will employ 1,500 people in the village of West Jefferson, roughly 18 miles west of Columbus in Madison County.

— ZOO-SMALL FIRE: A small fire in a concession stand at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens caused thousands of dollars in damage, but no humans or animals have been injured.

— IMMIGRATION-OHIO GOVERNOR: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) has announced the creation of an office and advisory committee aimed at helping legal immigrants successfully integrate in the state. The Republican governor says the Office of Opportunities for New Americans and the 12-person New Americans Advisory Committee will help break down state government barriers to finding jobs.

— LEGO BUILDER-OHIO: A college student has won the job of master builder at a Lego center opening in central Ohio later this year.

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