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

July 4, 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. Kantele Franko 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

XGR--LEGISLATURE-WHERE THINGS STAND

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s Legislature left for summer without passing high-profile payday lending and Stand Your Ground bills. A look at things undone and things accomplished ahead of fall’s lame-duck session. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 550 words.

BRIEFS:

— ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL: As Ohio seeks to recover over $60 million from a giant online charter school that closed, the attorney general says the school founder and his two businesses should be on the hook for that public funding.

— SUSPECT-POLICE GUNFIRE: Authorities say an Ohio man suspected of shooting at his ex-girlfriend later exchanged gunfire with police and was wounded.

— POLICE SHOOTING-STABBING: A prosecutor says a police officer who fatally shot a man while the man was stabbing a woman in an Ohio home won’t face any criminal charges.

— NEO-NAZI WEBSITE PUBLISHER SUED: A Muslim-American radio host has received a court judgment in his favor in his federal lawsuit against a neo-Nazi website publisher because the defendant never responded to the Ohio case.

— DUI-FATAL CRASH: An Ohio woman has been sentenced to prison for drunkenly running down her boyfriend with her vehicle and killing him.

— CLEVELAND COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION: Three female employees allege in a lawsuit that they were repeatedly sexually harassed by the executive director of a Cleveland commission intended to give community input on policy as police reforms are made.

— DRIVERLESS SHUTTLE BUS: Columbus officials say self-driving shuttle buses will begin operating later this year as the city continues its push to become a “smart city” for transportation.

SPORTS:

BKN--CAVALIERS-SEXTON

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have signed guard Collin Sexton to a rookie contract. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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