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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 2 pm, OH

May 16, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CINCINNATI _ An Indiana mayor is concerned about his community being identified with a Ku Klux Klan group planning a rally in Ohio this month. The Honorable Sacred Knights plan to rally in Dayton, Ohio, May 25. The group lists a P.O. box in Madison, Indiana, on its Facebook page. Madison Mayor Damon Welch said Wednesday officials there think there are only three or four group members in that area and the city doesn’t support their views. The group said in email it has closer to 25 members and doesn’t expect the city “to approve of us.” By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 530 words, photos.


_ OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR: A federal judge says it’s not up to him to decide whether Ohio State University can publicly share information from an old medical board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct.

_ HOSPITAL DEATHS-DOCTOR: An Ohio health system in the Columbus area wants to put on hold civil lawsuits over allegations that a doctor ordered excessive painkiller doses for dozens of patients who died.

_ OFF-DUTY OFFICER SHOOTS TEEN: A Dayton man who authorities say exchanged gunfire with an off-duty police officer while fleeing a gas station robbery has been ruled competent to stand trial.

_ BAR SHOOTING-OHIO: Police say a shooting at a bar in Huber Heights has injured three people.

_ FATAL FARM ACCIDENT-OHIO: Authorities say an Ohio man was under a field planter checking for a leak in an airline when equipment on the machinery apparently released, entrapping and killing him near Urbana.


_ SAFETY BELT CAMPAIGN-OHIO: The State Highway Patrol has begun a campaign urging Ohio motorists to wear their safety belts.

_ FORMER LAWYER-SENTENCE: A former lawyer has been sentenced in New Hampshire to six months in federal prison for misrepresenting himself.


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