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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 2 pm, OH

July 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR-LEWD FACILITY

COLUMBUS — It was no secret that a team doctor now being investigated for sexually abusing male athletes decades ago at Ohio State University liked to linger in the showers alongside those athletes. But he wasn’t the only one leering at young men inside the campus recreation center where many teams practiced and university employees exercised. By Mark Gillispie, John Seewer and Mitch Stacy. SENT: 890 words, photos.

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PELOSI-OHIO STATE-JORDAN

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says a Republican congressman from Ohio should have known about allegations that college wrestlers he coached were abused by their team doctor two decades ago. By Alan Fram. SENT: 320 words, photos.

TRUMP-PORN STAR

COLUMBUS — Charges were dropped Thursday against porn actress Stormy Daniels, just hours after she was arrested while performing at an Ohio strip club and charged with letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law. Her attorney said she was set up in a Columbus police sting operation, something police deny. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 530 words, photos, video.

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—TRUMP-PORN STAR-THE LATEST

PENSION CRISIS-OHIO

COLUMBUS — The nation’s burgeoning pension crisis has spurred thousands of workers and retirees to rally in Ohio’s capital. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

DNA TEST-MISSING TEEN

CLEVELAND — Authorities say DNA testing and perseverance have led to the identity of a 17-year-old Ohio girl who went missing 44 years ago and whose remains were found in an unmarked grave. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 470 words by 3 p.m.

LAKE ERIE ALGAE

TOLEDO — Researchers are forecasting another significant algae bloom on western Lake Erie this summer, but say it will be smaller than last year. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

BRIEFS:

— MODEL-MURDER FOR HIRE: A former model accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill the mother of her two stepdaughters has pleaded guilty in Ohio to conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and been sentenced to five years in prison.

— TRAIN HITCHHIKERS-911 CALL: Authorities say two men who hopped aboard the outside of a slow-moving train in Ohio called 911 for help after the train gained speed and they couldn’t jump off safely.

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