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

May 17, 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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

OHIO-MEMPHIS BELLE-RESTORATION

DAYTON -- A large crowd is expected when the famed World War II bomber Memphis Belle goes on public display for the first time since its complete restoration at the Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. With AP Photos.

SMART CITY-COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS -- Ohio’s capital city has unveiled the first version of its pioneering smart city operating system. Columbus beat out six other cities in 2016 to win the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. It received a $40 million grant from the federal government and another $10 million from Vulcan Inc. to implement data-driven ideas that make transportation safer, easier and more reliable. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

DEATH PENALTY-OHIO

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a condemned killer who argued his sentence was unfair because the man who fatally stabbed the victim received a life sentence. Death row inmate Austin Myers was sentenced to die for the 2014 killing in southwestern Ohio of childhood friend Justin Back during a burglary. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.

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BRIEFS:

— POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: Authorities say a man has been killed during a standoff with law enforcement officers in eastern Ohio.

— LAST ROUND-HOLE-IN-ONE: A 93-year-old Ohio man who made his first hole-in-one in nearly seven decades of golf decided to quit the game for good a few holes later. With AP Photos.

— KROGER-OCADO: Kroger is upping its investment in the British online grocer Ocado as it fends off Amazon.com and other online threats to traditional grocers.

— ELDERLY WOMAN FOUND DEAD: A Juvenile Court judge in Ohio has ruled that a 17-year-old boy accused of strangling a 98-year-old neighbor should be tried in adult court.

— NUCLEAR PLANT-MICHIGAN: A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is operating at reduced power for additional repairs.

— GRADUATION PHOTOS-GUN: A Kent State University graduate is not apologizing for posting graduation photos of herself carrying a rifle on campus.

— TEACHER-SEXUAL BATTERY CHARGE: A former Ohio physical education teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with three students.

— TRANSIT AGENCY-TRUSTEE ALLEGATIONS: The transit authority for the Cleveland area says a former longtime board member owes the agency more than $1.1 million for unpaid health care premiums, unauthorized health benefits and use of an agency cellphone for personal calls.

— MASCOT PROTESTER-INDICTMENT: A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has pleaded guilty to stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BROWNS-HARD KNOCKS

CLEVELAND -- If any team knows hard knocks, it’s the Cleveland Browns. And so fresh off a historic, dismal 0-16 season, the team has agreed to appear on HBO’s popular “Hard Knocks” series, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press. By Tom Withers. SENT: 610 words. Will be updated. With AP Photos.

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