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

June 6, 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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 4:30 p.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




COLUMBUS -- A man convicted of harassing an Ohio sheriff for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Michael Watson announced the 55-month sentence for 54-year-old William Young at a Wednesday hearing in Columbus. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 550 words by 2:30 p.m.



COLUMBUS -- The paralyzed Ohio House is ready to vote on a new speaker. Republican Rep. Kirk Schuring, acting House leader, has called a vote Wednesday. The vote follows weeks of stalemate during which GOP representatives failed to agree on a successor to former Republican Speaker Cliff Rosenberger. Rosenberger resigned last month amid an FBI investigation. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated from House session scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.



— TEEN STRUCK: Police in Ohio say the driver of a truck that veered off a busy street striking and killing a 17-year-old female pedestrian was impaired.

— OHIO DEMOCRATS-PEPPER: Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper has been unanimously re-elected as head of the state party for the next four years.

— XGR-BLACK LAWMAKER SECURITY: A black Ohio lawmaker says she’s being treated differently than white lawmakers by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, which handles security at the Ohio Statehouse.

— DOG-HUMAN REMAINS: Police say a family dog in Ohio brought a human skull home. Madison Township Police Chief Matthew Byers says the dog found the skull around 2 p.m. Monday in a wooded area in Madison Township.

— CINCINNATI FATAL SHOOTINGS: Cincinnati police are increasing patrols in a neighborhood where six people have been fatally shot in the past week.

— PRISON SLAYING-APPEAL: A federal appeals court has rejected the latest appeal of an Ohio inmate sentenced to die for a racially charged prison slaying in 1996.

— SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM: The Ohio Department of Education says more than 1,000 sites around the state are participating in a summer program that helps feed children when they aren’t getting meals at school.

— TERRORISM ARREST-OHIO: A federal judge has rescheduled sentencing for an Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group.




CLEVELAND -- LeBron James battled back from a 2-0 deficit earlier in this postseason, and to win a fourth NBA title he’ll have to do it again as the Cavaliers host the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Finals. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue is expected to juggle his rotation, but he needs someone to slow down Stephen Curry, who made nine 3-pointers in Game 2. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m.



PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier talks publicly Wednesday for the first time since a spinal injury last December left his career very much in doubt. The Steelers have already ruled Shazier out for the 2018 season but he has said repeatedly on social media and other platforms he will play again at some point. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


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