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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer, the highly successful coach who won three national championships and sparked controversy and criticism this season for his handling of domestic violence allegations against a now-fired assistant, will retire after the Rose Bowl, the university announced Tuesday. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 860 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated after news conference set to start at 2 p.m. EST.





WAVERLY — A man charged in the slayings of eight people from another family is set for arraignment in southern Ohio days after his wife and two adult sons pleaded not guilty in those killings. Forty-seven-year-old George “Billy” Wagner III will be arraigned Tuesday on 22 counts in Pike County court. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated with 130 words from arraignment set for 1:30 p.m. EST. Developed on merits.


CLEVELAND — A former Cleveland-area judge and state lawmaker charged in the fatal stabbing of his ex-wife is scheduled in court on aggravated murder and other charges. Fifty-one-year-old Lance Mason was taken into custody after authorities found Aisha Fraser dead Nov. 17 at a home in suburban Cleveland. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated with 130 words from arraignment rescheduled for 2 p.m. EST. Developed on merits.


— XGR--GENERAL ASSEMBLY-LAME DUCK: Abortion-rights supporters are staging a Statehouse protest in Columbus as legislation effectively outlawing the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat advances.

— PROM NIGHT CRASH: The teen driver in a prom night car crash that killed another teen in Ohio has pleaded guilty in Hamilton.

— SOC--COLUMBUS CREW-MOVE-LAWSUIT: An Ohio judge isn’t dismissing a lawsuit seeking to keep the Columbus Crew soccer team in Columbus. Also moving on sports wires.

— WOMAN SLAIN-REMAINS RECOVERED: Police in Parkersburg, West Virginia, say they have recovered the remains of a slain woman last seen in 1983.




UNDATED — The NFL is still out of its league when it comes to discipline for players with troubles off the field. Kareem Hunt was the latest example of the NFL’s reactionary approach toward serious matters, despite league efforts to make improvements following its mishandling of Ray Rice’s domestic violence case in 2014. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: 740 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Gregg Berhalter says he inherits a U.S. soccer team “with potential,” one that needs “direction” and “development” after missing the World Cup for the first time since the 1980s. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.


— FBC--T25-SYRACUSE-SZMYT: Syracuse place-kicker Andre Szmyt has won the Vlade Award that is named for former Ohio State kicker Vlade Janakievski and given annually to college football’s most accurate kicker.



Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

CRISPR babies and other ethical missteps in science threaten China’s global standing. By Caroline Wagner, Ohio State University. https://theconversation.com/crispr-babies-and-other-ethical-missteps-in-science-threaten-chinas-global-standing-108009

What public universities must do to regain public support. By Stephen M. Gavazzi, Ohio State University. https://what-public-universities-must-do-to-regain-public-support-107772


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