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

July 14, 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 at 9 a.m. Sunday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI -- The punishment for teenagers caught sharing sexually explicit images could be lessened in Ohio. A state House bill would allow first-time offenders who are 18 or younger a chance to have their criminal charges dismissed upon completion of a program that explains the impact of sexting in an increasingly digital age. If signed into law, it would standardize how teen sexting cases are handled across the state. By Angie Wang. SENT: 430 words.



— FATAL BUGGY CRASH-OHIO: A man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a woman and injuring three of her family members, has been found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide in Ohio.

— POLICE CHASE-WOMAN KILLED: Authorities say a 35-year-old female passenger in a car that crashed while being chased by an Ohio state trooper has died.

— POLICE SHOOTING-MAN KILLED: A federal judge’s ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by an Ohio police officer says the man’s civil rights were not violated.

— GUN LAWS-COLUMBUS: A city of Columbus’ law banning a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to be fired rapidly has been overturned by a judge as unconstitutional.

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: A federal judge is allowing the use of an open phone line to his courtroom during an Ohio execution scheduled for next week.

— STATE PARK-JESSE OWENS: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) plans to dedicate a new state park and wildlife area named for Olympic great Jesse Owens.


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