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

August 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BULLETPROOF VEST-GRIEVANCE

COLUMBUS — Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised repeated concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed this May, public records show. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 600 words, photo.

ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL-LAWSUIT

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s attorney general is suing the founder and leaders of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, aiming to recoup millions of dollars in public funding that flowed to the massive, now-defunct online school. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

ATLANTA MEGAPROJECT-AMAZON

ATLANTA — As Amazon.com prepares to select its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta leaders want to know more about plans for a colossal development project downtown. By Jeff Martin. SENT: 240 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

BRIEFS:

— NEO-NAZI WEBSITE SUED: A federal magistrate is allowing attorneys to question a neo-Nazi website publisher’s father and accountant in connection with a lawsuit against the publisher.

— IMMIGRATION PROTEST: Five clergy members protesting the detention of immigrants at a prison in Ohio have been arrested on trespassing charge.

— VATICAN-DEATH PENALTY-PROSECUTOR: A Vatican official has encouraged an Ohio prosecutor to go to confession after defying the Catholic Church’s new policy that the death penalty is never acceptable.

— FATAL SHOOTING-CLEVELAND: Police say a shooting in Cleveland has killed one man and injured three others.

— FATAL CRASH: Authorities have identified a 26-year-old Dayton man as the person who died in a single-vehicle crash in western Ohio.

— CITY SCRAPPER THEFTS: Cincinnati city officials says thieves are ripping manhole covers and storm water grates out of the ground to sell for scrap metal.

— KINGS ISLAND-TEACHERS: An amusement park in Ohio is offering free admission to teachers for the last weekend in August to celebrate the beginning of the school year.

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SPORTS:

FBC--T25-OHIO STATE-AIRING IT OUT

COLUMBUS — During spring practice, coach Urban Meyer said Ohio State has failed to put an “elite” group of receivers on the field since the 2014 national championship squad that featured the likes of Devin Smith and Michael Thomas. The Buckeyes open the season Sept. 1 at home against Oregon State. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 580 words, photos.

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