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 takes the desk starting at 8 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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OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR
COLUMBUS — At least 145 people have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping scores of male athletes and other students during his two decades there. They’re among more than 335 people interviewed by the law firm hired to investigate allegations raised this year about Dr. Richard Strauss, according to an update from the university’s attorney that was read Thursday to an Ohio State trustees’ committee. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 550 words, photos. Also moving on sports wires.
COLUMBUS — An Ohio State University trustee who thought football coach Urban Meyer deserved more than a three-game suspension and resigned from the board over it said Thursday that he was alone in advocating a stiffer penalty when trustees discussed the matter. By John Seewer and Kantele Franko. SENT: 550 words, photo. Also moving on sports wires.
— OHIO STATE-MEYER-THE LATEST
COAL PLANT CLOSINGS
COLUMBUS — An Ohio-based energy company said Wednesday it is closing its last coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania, a move decried by the coal industry and called inevitable by environmentalists. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 560 words.
CINCINNATI — A substance that led to nearly 30 people at an Ohio prison being treated for drug exposure or suspected exposure was a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, the State Highway Patrol has said. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 550 words.
NEW YORK — The political network created by the billionaire Koch brothers announced plans to support eight House Republicans on Thursday, pledging financial resources and activists to help re-elect several vulnerable congressmen deemed “principled” conservatives. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 560 words, photos.
EARNS-ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
NEW ALBANY — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates, hurt by its Hollister division selling out of its summer clothing too soon in an unusually hot summer in Europe. SENT: 410 words, photos.
— GRADUATION PHOTOS-GUN: A university in Ohio has told a recent graduate to stop advertising an open-carry gun rally on campus because she doesn’t have permission to hold the event.
— IMMIGRATION-MEAT PACKING PLANT: Authorities say 13 people detained during a June immigration raid on an Ohio meat packing plant have been indicted federally with using false documents while applying for a job.
— MANAGER-CELEBRITIES CHEATED: A federal jury in Columbus has convicted a business manager of defrauding R&B artists Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight in a sports beverage scheme. With photo.
— FATAL SHOOTING-FACETIME: Police say a 14-year-old boy in Ohio has accidentally shot himself while on a FaceTime call with a friend and has died.
— CONSTRUCTION WORKER KILLED: The State Highway Patrol says a construction worker died when a car veered off the road and struck him near Waterville Township in Lucas County.
— AIRPORT EXPANSION-OHIO: Officials have held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Akron-Canton Airport for construction of a long-awaited expansion project.
— MICHIGAN-CHILDREN ABDUCTED: An Amber Alert has been called off in Michigan after police found a man and his three children.
— COUPLE KILLED: A suburban Detroit man wanted by police in the slayings of his sister and her boyfriend has been arrested at an Ohio library.
— SMALL PLANE CRASH-FLORIDA: Authorities say four people were killed when a small civilian plane crashed on a U.S. Air Force base in Florida. With photo.
FBC--BIG TEN-CALLOW QUARTERBACKS
UNDATED — In an earlier time, a true freshman starting quarterback wasn’t necessarily unthinkable. It certainly was an outlier. Not so much anymore, not in this age of what Rutgers offensive coordinator John McNulty calls the “bred quarterback,” those players who immerse themselves in football year-round, get individual coaching from quarterback gurus and arrive on campus ready and expecting to play right away. By Eric Olson. SENT: 860 words, photos.
PHILADELPHIA — An arbitrator is sending Colin Kaepernick’s grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league’s request to throw out the quarterback’s claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: 130 words, photos.
— REDS-VOTTO: The Cincinnati Reds have activated All-Star first baseman Joey Votto from the 10-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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