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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

November 19, 2018

Good evening. 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 takes the desk starting at 7:30 a.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NEO-NAZI WEBSITE SUED

UNDATED — A Muslim-American radio host’s lawyers are seeking a court order to get bank records for a neo-Nazi website publisher after questioning his father under oath about money donated by the site’s readers. Greg Anglin, the father of The Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin, recently testified that he helped his son collect and deposit between $100,000 and $150,000 in readers’ mailed donations over a five-year period, a court filing last Friday revealed. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 780 words, photos.

FATAL SHOOTING-EX-JUDGE

UNDATED — A former Cleveland-area judge who spent nine months in prison for beating his wife at the time is now a suspect in her stabbing death over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Police said in court documents the ex-judge who also served in the state legislature was fleeing the scene of a homicide in which he was the suspect when he slammed his SUV into a patrol cruiser. By John Seewer. SENT: 420 words.

OHIO HOLIDAY SHOPPING

CINCINNATI — With Ohio consumer confidence continuing to soar, economic forecasters said Monday they expect Ohio shoppers to increase holiday spending by 3.2 percent over last year. The state is also seeing continued growth in jobs, wages, housing prices and other key indicators, forecasters said as they projected retail spending to climb to nearly $24.9 billion. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 350 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— TREASURER HUNTER FUGITIVE: A treasure hunter in a civil trial in Columbus has taken back a pledge to turn over 500 missing coins just days after he promised to deliver the coins minted from gold found in a shipwreck off the South Carolina coast.

— OHIO FAMILY KILLED: A suspect in the 2016 slaying of eight family members is in the Butler County jail back in Ohio after being arrested in Kentucky.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: A judge in Columbus has declared that a provision in Ohio’s medical marijuana program that 15 percent of licenses go to minority-owned groups is unconstitutional.

— BODY IN STREET-MAN CHARGED: Police say the body of a man who was stabbed has been found on a street in Middletown and a man has been charged with murder in his death.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-FREE FALLING

CINCINNATI — Now what? Bengals coach Marvin Lewis made himself defensive coordinator for a must-win game in Baltimore, but another loss left Cincinnati free falling heading into the final six weeks of the season. By Joe Kay. SENT: 660 words, photos

FBC--T25-THE GAME-BIG TALK

COLUMBUS — Michigan running back Karan Higdon pondered the question for a moment, smirked and glanced up at tight end Zach Gentry next to him. Then Higdon leaned forward to the microphone and predicted a Michigan victory over Ohio State. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BKN--AROUND THE NBA

There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league’s final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy this time. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 780 words, photos.

BOX--PACQUIAO-BRONER

NEW YORK — Dressed in a sharp gray suit and tie, Manny Pacquiao looked every bit the senator he is. It was his other job, though, that he was working Monday when the eight-time champion announced a Jan. 19 defense of his WBA welterweight belt against Adrien Broner. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 640 words, photo.

ALSO:

— BBA--RAYS-INDIANS TRADE: The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-hander Chih-Wei Hu in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays for infielder Gionti Turner.

— BBA--INDIANS-RED JERSEYS: The Indians will rock red jerseys next season for the first time since the 1970s. With photos.

— BBN--REDS COACHES: New Reds manager David Bell added a pair of coaches to his staff on Monday, hiring J.R. House as the third base and catching coach and Donnie Ecker as assistant hitting coach.

— FBC--MICHIGAN-WINOVICH: Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh declined to say Monday if he expects star defensive end Chase Winovich to play at No. 10 Ohio State on Saturday. With photos.

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