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

October 11, 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. Lisa Cornwell takes the desk starting at 7:30 a.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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UNDATED — China says accusations against an alleged Chinese spy accused of attempting to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace companies were “made out of thin air.” Yanjun Xu, an operative of China’s Ministry of State Security, was charged Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio, after being extradited to the U.S. from Belgium. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 450 words, photos. Also moving on national wires.


TOLEDO — A group backed by the owner of Ohio’s two nuclear plants is taking another run at persuading state lawmakers to come up with a lifeline for the plants that are slated to close within three years. By John Seewer. SENT: 430 words.


— DRIVE-BY SHOOTING-FATAL: Police say a drive-by shooting has killed one woman and injured another outside a convenience store in Cleveland.

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: A judge said additional DNA testing wouldn’t change the outcome of a condemned killer’s conviction and death sentence for a Cleveland slaying, and the Ohio Supreme Court has agreed.

— TEACHER STABBED: A lawyer for a man who has pleaded not guilty in the stabbing and shooting death of his future mother-in-law in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville asking a judge to throw out the suspect’s confession.

— FATAL CRASH-HUSBAND CHARGED: An Ohio man who police say was drunk and had fentanyl in his system when the car he was driving crashed in Fairfield Township and killed his wife of four months has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

— CHILD SHOT IN CAR: An Ohio man found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl in Akron has received at least 56 ½ years in prison.

— GOP CANDIDATE PROTESTS-AD: A Republican candidate for the Ohio Legislature is protesting a mailer from the state GOP party, calling it inaccurate and not reflecting his values as a candidate.

— COAL-COMMUNITY GRANTS: The Appalachian Regional Commission is spreading $26.5 million in awards to nine states, including Ohio, to assist struggling coal communities.

— SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-UNIVERSITY: A federal court won’t reopen a major decision that gives University of Michigan students the right of cross-examination during disciplinary hearings related to allegations of sexual misconduct.




CINCINNATI — Coach Marvin Lewis routinely shows his Bengals players video of egregious conduct from around the league as a way of trying to keep them in line. Exhibit A would be their game last December against the Steelers. The Bengals were penalized 13 times for a club-record 173 yards during another meltdown against Pittsburgh at Paul Brown Stadium. The theme for this week: Keep cool when the Steelers come to town again. By Joe Kay. SENT: 650 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick knows what it’s like to think that victory is only a few seconds away, only to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for another improbable win, and run off the field as thousands of their fans twirl towels in the stands. Many of Kirkpatrick’s teammates haven’t been on the sideline for those blow-to-the-gut finishes, which might work to the Bengals’ advantage on Sunday as they revisit a rivalry that’s more of a horror story for Cincinnati. By Joe Kay. FOR WEEKEND USE. SENT: 860 words, photos.


BEREA — The Browns are crediting turnovers for their turnaround. Cleveland’s defense has forced an NFL-leading 15 turnovers in just five games after getting only 13 during their entire 0-16 season in 2017. Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams stressed getting fumbles and interceptions during the offseason and the defense has responded with a strong start. By Tom Withers. SENT: 780 words, photos.


A run of trick plays this season is challenging the Big Ten reputation for stodgy football. None other than Kirk Ferentz pulled the biggest of them last week when Iowa successfully ran a fake field goal against Minnesota. Michigan State scored on a double reverse against Northwestern. By Eric Olson. SENT: 800 words, photos.


UNDATED — No. 12 Michigan hosts No. 15 Wisconsin in a Big Ten crossover game that could have major implications in the division races. The Wolverines are starting a tough stretch of games that has them playing Michigan State and Penn State after the Badgers. Wisconsin’s biggest challenge after Michigan is Nov. 10 at Penn State. By Eric Olson. SENT: 580 words, photos.


ROSEMONT, Ill. — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says significant “storm clouds” are hanging over college athletics because of a basketball recruiting scandal that includes an ongoing federal trial. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 880 words, photos.


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