AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DETROIT — Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and U.S. auto sales are near historic highs, General Motors is cutting thousands of jobs in a major restructuring aimed at generating cash to spend on innovation. The GM layoffs come amid the backdrop of a trade wars between the U.S., China and Europe that likely will lead to higher prices for imported vehicles and those exported from the U.S. CEO Mary Barra said the company faces challenges from tariffs but she did not directly link the layoffs to them. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
ONLINE SCHOOLS-OHIO FUNDING
COLUMBUS — A legislative committee tasked with figuring out a better way for Ohio to fund online charter schools has started its work and is scheduled to hear more testimony this week. The topic has received extra attention since Ohio’s largest virtual school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, abruptly closed in January amid a dispute over nearly $80 million in public funding. SENT 340 words.
— OHIO FAMILY KILLED: The first of four family members charged with killing eight people from another Ohio family has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the potential death penalty case in Waverly. With photos, video.
— PRIEST-ARREST-OHIO: A prosecutor says a Roman Catholic priest who impregnated an underage girl has been convicted of sexual battery and sentenced in Athens, Ohio.
— WOMEN FOUND DEAD: A three-judge panel in Cleveland has decided an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and her two daughters will face the death penalty at his upcoming sentencing.
— SCHOOL GUARD-RAPE CHARGES: Police say a security guard at a Cleveland high school raped multiple students.
— CANCER HOAX CHARGES: A former Ohio State University nurse accused of pretending she had lung cancer to get money, gifts and sympathy has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to charges including theft.
— DEAD SONS-MOTHER CHARGED: A judge has set a March trial date for a Bellefontaine woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period.
— JAIL OVERDOSES: Officials at a Cincinnati jail say two inmates overdosed over the weekend, and its unknown how the drugs used got into the facility.
NEW YORK — Numerous U.S. states are considering jumping on the legal sports betting bandwagon, even as they struggle with the details of regulating it. How much to tax it, and how to regulate mobile betting on phones are emerging as thorny issues for states. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 680 words, photos.
UNDATED — How far will Ohio State move up the latest College Football Playoff rankings? Can the Buckeyes pass Oklahoma? By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 600 words. Rankings released at 7:15 p.m. EST.
FBC--AP ALL-AMERICA WATCH
UNDATED — The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The final All-America watch of the season features All-America matchups from each of this weekend’s Power Five conference championship games. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 650 words, photos.
FBC--SOUTH CAROLINA-BACK TO WORK
COLUMBIA, S. C. — South Carolina is treating its extra week of practice like a championship game rehearsal, even if there won’t be any trophy awarded following its regular-season finale against Akron. Tight end Kyle Markway said Gamecocks coaches have stressed to them that the goal for next year is Atlanta and the Southeastern Conference title game, a process that begins now as they prepare to play a makeup game due to a Sept. 15 contest with Marshall called off in the face of Hurricane Florence. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 660 words, photos.
PITTSBURGH — Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall has agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, leaving the Cleveland Indians after eight seasons. SENT: 260 words, photos.
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