AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH
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. Julie Carr Smyth will be on the desk at 9 a.m. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ELECTION 2020-GENERAL MOTORS
LORDSTOWN — General Motors workers in Lordstown, Ohio, have had nothing but questions since the company announced plans this week to shut down its hulking plant — the anchor of the town. The answers may have a lot to say about President Donald Trump’s political future. By Sara Burnett. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.
CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A photographer who captured images of a car slamming into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville told a jury he heard the Ohio driver rev his engine, then saw him speed into the crowd. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
NAVAL ACADEMY-DRUG INVESTIGATOR
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman from Canal Fulton, Ohio, has pleaded guilty to using and distributing illegal drugs to fellow midshipman at the academy. By Brian Witte. SENT: 300 words.
LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-FUNDING
LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Justice Department is allocating $16.7 million to help people affected by the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that became the deadliest in the nation’s modern history, the acting U.S. attorney general announced Friday during an appearance in Cincinnati. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 340 words, photos.
— POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: Authorities say a man suspected of shooting at a building that houses an Ohio police department was wounded when he exchanged gunfire with responding officers after a chase.
— DIVING COACH-SEX ABUSE: A former Ohio State University diving club coach is charged with sexual battery over allegations that he had sex with a female diver when she was a teenager.
— PRISON OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS: Officials say three staff members at an Ohio prison were treated for exposure to the powerful painkiller fentanyl on the same day that suspected overdoses led to treatment of one inmate and evaluation of another.
— RETHINKING ELECTIONS: Ohio’s next elections chief says he believes heightened, inaccurate rhetoric by candidates, parties and journalists about flaws in the U.S. election system is undermining voter confidence, so he’s working to reduce such language.
— CAMPUS GUNFIRE-CINCINNATI: Authorities say gunfire during a fight near a campus recreation center prompted a lockdown at the University of Cincinnati, but it appears no one was hurt.
— OHIO STATE TICKETS: Ohio State University is ending the use of print-at-home tickets to athletic and other events as fakes have become an increasing problem in recent years.
— TREASURE HUNTER FUGITIVE: An Ohio jury has found that a treasure hunter cheated investors out of gold found in a shipwreck off the South Carolina coast.
— GAS SHUT OFF: Columbus Gas says it is shutting off the gas for about 2,500 residents in Elyria due to a problem discovered during a routine maintenance check.
— TWO DEAD-MURDER CHARGE: Authorities are holding a man without bond after the bodies of a female resident and a Summerfield, Ohio, man were found inside a North Carolina home.
— CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWSUIT: A West Virginia home improvement contractor is accused of never starting fencing projects despite pocketing more than $11,000 in down payments for the projects in West Virginia and Ohio.
BEREA — Other than trying to save a coach’s job, secure the No. 1 overall draft pick or simply survive, the Browns haven’t played many meaningful games in December or January. Sunday’s game at Houston is an exception. By Tom Withers. SENT: 725 words, photos.
FBC--AKRON-SOUTH CAROLINA PREVIEW
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Auburn then-coach Terry Bowden saw just what he needed in graduate assistant Will Muschamp 23 years ago. So it’s no surprise to Bowden, now Akron head coach, that Muschamp has excelled running a program. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 720 words.
Brian Agler, who led the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016 and previous won titles with the Columbus Quest, has resigned as coach after four years with L.A. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 510 words, photos.
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