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

July 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A slice of Appalachia along the Ohio River still struggling decades after losing manufacturing jobs in the steel, aluminum and glass industries to overseas competition is looking to Asia to revive the region’s fortunes with a more pliable product — plastic. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 720 words, photos.


DAYTON — A library in Ohio that eliminated late fees says fewer borrowed materials are becoming overdue and patrons are returning more borrowed materials even though revenue from late fees are down some. SENT: 350 words.


— DEAD BODY GUY: A former Ohio man who gained fame from playing corpses in television shows and movies is getting ready to say his final “good bye” and retire.

— FATAL FIRE-CHILD DIES: Authorities say a fire has destroyed a house in northeast Ohio and the body of a 4-year-old boy was recovered from the home after the blaze.

— LAKE SEARCH-MISSING BOY: Authorities say a 13-year-old has gone missing while swimming in Lake Erie off a Cleveland beach and crews continue to search for him.


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