BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH
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. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins is on the desk. Monday can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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COLUMBUS — What got Urban Meyer in hot water? The suspended Ohio State football coach puts it this way: “My fault was in not taking action sooner against a troubled employee about his work-related issues.” Meyer’s handling of the now-fired assistant’s case and ensuing debate about his punishment point to a bigger question in college athletics: To what extent are coaches responsible for policing their staff’s off-field behavior. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.
CINCINNATI — A few days after an electric scooter rider injured a pedestrian and fled the scene, a Cincinnati city councilor is pushing to make the scooter company responsible for such crashes. California-based Bird Rides Inc. launched their scooter program in Cincinnati in July. Councilman David Mann said he has filed a motion requiring Bird to cover damages resulting from misuse of the scooters, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. SENT: 310 words.
MANSFIELD, Ohio — A prison movie shot in Ohio continues to grip fans nearly 25 years after its release. The Shawshank Redemption, with wily inmates Andy (Tim Robbins) and Red (Morgan Freeman) surviving long sentences and ultimately thriving, first hit theaters in September of 1994. It’s one of the most enduring films of the late 20th century. So much so that it’s hard to flip TV channels many nights without hearing Freeman’s honey-toned voice chattering on about “my friend, Andy Dufresne.” By Clint O’Connor. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 750 words.
— POLICE SHOOTING-CRISIS CENTER: Reports say police shot a male patient at Dayton mental health crisis center, with the victim’s injures not considered life-threatening.
— GAY SOFTBALL-WORLD SERIES: Ohio’s capital city is once again hosting the Gay Softball World Series, dubbed the world’s largest LGBT single sport, week-long athletic competition.
— GUN IN SCHOOL-SENTENCE: A teen who brought a gun to school earlier this year in Lorain for what he said was self-protection has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
— LAKE STURGEON RESTORATION: The Toledo Zoo is planning to release thousands of young lake sturgeon in hopes of restoring a fish species in Lake Erie that is nearly extinct.
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are beginning preparations for their Week 1 opener against Cleveland without All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell. Bell did not arrive at the team’s facility in time for practice on Monday and has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender, leaving his status for Sunday’s visit to the Browns in doubt. By Will Graves.
— INDIANS-DONALDSON DL: The Indians placed Josh Donaldson on the disabled list so he can continue rehabbing a calf injury in the minor leagues.
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