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

July 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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.

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TOP STORIES:

USA DIVING-SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT

COLUMBUS — A woman who says she was pressured into sex as a 16-year-old girl by her Ohio State University diving club coach has described how the alleged perpetrator groomed her early on. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 130 words by 2 p.m, then 500 words by 4 p.m.

BRIEFS:

— PATROL PURSUIT-FATAL CRASH: A passenger who was critically injured in a crash during a pursuit by a State Highway Patrol trooper in a Cleveland neighborhood has died.

— FISH TANK HEIST: Police in Ohio say two men on a motorcycle, with the passenger holding a large, boxed fish tank, have been arrested after an officer passed them while responding to a pet store’s report of a stolen aquarium.

— TEENS-HOME ROBBERY: Police say two teen girls who asked to use the restroom at a home in Ohio ended up robbing the homeowners.

—ODD--OHIO STATE FAIR-BUTTER SCULPTURE: The butter sculpture at this year’s Ohio State Fair brings a bit of Christmas in July with a dairy display of key elements from the 1983 film “A Christmas Story,” which was partly filmed in Cleveland. With photos.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-COLLEGE COURSES: Hocking College in southeastern Ohio says it is preparing to start testing medical marijuana in a new laboratory and plans to offer related courses to students interested in cannabis.

— WEST NILE-OHIO: The state has reported Ohio’s first human West Nile virus case this year.

— LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE: Officials with a health board in Ohio say 11 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed in a Cleveland suburb, with one death reported.

— AG COMPANIES-TARIFFS-AID: Wall Street is flooding into the agricultural sector on reports that the Trump administration is preparing a plan that would send billions in aid to U.S. farmers hurt by tariffs.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-BROWN

CINCINNATI — Bengals owner Mike Brown addresses his decision to keep coach Marvin Lewis for a 16th season despite two straight losing records. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

BKN-- CAVALIERS-LOVE

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love isn’t leaving Cleveland anytime soon. The All-Star forward signed a new four-year, $120 million contract with the Cavaliers, who are beginning anew following LeBron James’ departure. By Tom Withers. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

FBN--PICK 6-COACHES’ HOT SEAT

NEW YORK — The NFL season doesn’t start for another six weeks and already job security is an issue for some coaches. Yes, even in late July. By Simmi Buttar. SENT: 860 words, photos.

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EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do the numbers. By Timothy Haab, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/whats-the-value-of-a-clean-beach-heres-how-economists-do-the-numbers-94805

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