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

June 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — A reports cites staff complacency, supervision problems, and outdated security policies and orders among the problems identified at Ohio’s highest-security prisons following an attack on a correctional officer earlier this year that landed the officer in the hospital for weeks with multiple stab wounds. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 510 words.


CINCINNATI — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords is highlighting the launch of a group supporting a Democratic congressional candidate in Ohio. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated with about 250 words, photos from event scheduled to start at 5 p.m. EDT.


NEW YORK — Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has laid out a $7.3 billion plan to boost education from preschool through college. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.


FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Southeastern Michigan officials say a nuclear plant’s move to slash its property taxes by 60 percent could be devastating to the community. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.


— BOBBLEHEAD-TAX COURT: The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments in a dispute over promotions including bobbleheads and other items offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers.

— FATAL HOUSE EXPLOSION: Investigators say people scrapping for metal likely caused the Ohio home explosion that killed one person and left another critically injured.

— STANDOFF-SHOTS FIRED: A southwest Ohio sheriff says a man who fired at deputies during an hours-long standoff has turned his gun on himself, and a woman has been found dead inside the home.

— ABDUCTION-BODIES FOUND: An Ohio home where two women were slain has been demolished.

— HIGH SCHOOL-MASCOT DEBATE: In the latest round in a recurring fight, a Cincinnati-area high school whose teams have been called the Redskins for over 80 years will keep that mascot.

— ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL: The school district in Ohio’s capital is buying the former mall that served as headquarters for a massive online charter school that closed in January after the state told it to repay about $80 million in public funding.

— EMBEZZLEMENT-PAYROLL TAXES: A jury has found an Ohio businessman guilty of embezzling close to $1 million in employee payroll taxes and retirement plans.

— GIRL’S BEATING DEATH: An Ohio woman convicted of fatally beating her partner’s 5-year-old daughter after the girl wet herself could face life in prison at sentencing in July.

— BEAR KILLED-INTERSTATE: Authorities say a tagged black bear from Pennsylvania has been struck and killed on a highway in Ohio.

— OPIOID LITIGATION-NEW MEXICO: The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office says the state’s lawsuit against major opioid manufacturers will be heard by a state court in New Mexico where it was originally filed, not in a federal court in Ohio.



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

Should college majors be a thing of the past? By Matthew J. Mayhew, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/some-want-to-get-rid-of-college-majors-heres-how-that-could-go-wrong-98045


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