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

November 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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WAVERLY — Prosecuting an Ohio family of four arrested in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family could take years to conclude, a county prosecutor said as the first break in the more than two-year-old case was announced. Tuesday’s announcement marked the culmination of a massive investigative effort that began after seven adults and a teenage boy were found shot in the head at four separate homes in April 2016. By Angie Wang and Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 800 words, photos.




COLUMBUS — Former students who say they’re victims of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor allege more than 20 school officials and employees, including athletic directors, knew concerns about how he treated young men but didn’t stop him. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo.

CONGRESS-LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS: Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer for Democrats in closed-door party elections Wednesday lacking the high drama underway on the House side in the midterm election fallout. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,100 words. UPCOMING: Developing from voting for House GOP leaders at 1 p.m. AP Photos.




NEW YORK — Macy’s is heading into the crucial holiday season firing on all cylinders, logging its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth at existing locations and getting strong reactions from customers both online and in its stores. The company also lifted its expectations for annual earnings on Wednesday. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 730 words, photos.


DETROIT — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city’s three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. SENT: 280 words, photos.


WACO, Texas — Craig Colton looks like an NFL linebacker. But his friendly, gregarious nature quickly puts the people he meets at ease. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports he is the kind of guy most people would want to have a beer with. That’s what makes Colton good at his job and why he so easily earns the trust of those he is trying to help. Colton, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, is one of 822 employees who work for the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, the 123,000-square-foot, box-like structure at 701 Clay Ave. in Waco. By Tommy Witherspoon, Waco Tribune-Herald. SENT: 2,600 words, pursuing photos. An AP Member Exchange. Member credit mandatory.


— TERRORIST PLOT-CLEVELAND: A man accused of scouting locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fireworks and who talked about carrying out additional bombings has been found competent to stand trial.

— SHOOTING-COUPLE SLAIN: Police say the son of a couple found fatally shot in their suburban Cleveland home has been charged with aggravated murder.

— UNIVERSITY-SECURITY FEES LAWSUIT: A judge is blocking Kent State University officials from charging $1,800 to provide security officers for a discussion planned at the student center featuring a gun-rights advocate whose September demonstration on the Ohio campus drew protesters.

— OHIO LIBERTARIANS-BALLOT ACCESS: The Libertarian Party of Ohio says it may sue the state to force continued recognition of the minor political party.

— DEMOCRACY GROUP-DEAN: The brother of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is stepping down as leader of a progressive political action committee and will continue as a special adviser while a former Cincinnati City Council member will succeed him.

— ABANDONED MINES-CLEANUP IDEAS: A new report is highlighting ways to help cleanup and repurpose the sites of abandoned coal mines in Appalachia.

— INSURANCE COMPANY LAYOFFS: Columbus-based Nationwide intends to eliminate the jobs of about 1,100 employees across the country — around 3.6 percent of its workforce.

— HASLAMS-INVESTIGATION: A former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud will get to spend Christmas at his home.




CINCINNATI — Hue Jackson is back in Cincinnati, hired to do something he’s never done before. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is taking over as defensive coordinator and Jackson — a longtime friend and associate — is returning to help him. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.


BEREA — Browns general manager John Dorsey says interim coach Gregg Williams will be interviewed to be the team’s next coach. Williams took over when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29 after winning three games in two-plus seasons. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.


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