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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

August 11, 2018

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 9 a.m. Sunday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 -- Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State University have described sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at the university from 1978 until he retired in 1998. Interviews with Strauss’ victims and lawsuits filed on their behalf have named several Ohio State officials alleged to have known about the abuse but done nothing about it. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 810 words. With AP Photos.


AKRON -- A pioneering for-profit charter school operator in Ohio has gotten out of the business. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that White Hat Management has quietly sold off the last of its contracts to run charter schools. The company was founded in 2000 by Akron industrialist David Brennan. Since then, he and White Hat wielded immense power and influence in the formation of publicly funded but privately run charter schools. SENT: 310 words.


ATLANTA -- An Associated Press analysis has found that Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since Donald Trump took office. Election returns in nearly a dozen federal special elections show Democrats consistently drawing a larger share of the vote totals than the two parties could expect in a presidential election year when turnout is the greatest. Special elections ahead of the 2010 midterms showed a similar excitement advantage for the GOP. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,000 words. With AP Photos.




COLUMBUS-- Joyce Mayne bought her first house, a birthday present to herself. “I wondered if I was crazy, 75 years old and buying my first house,” Mayne said. “I thought, God brought me this far. He’ll see me the rest of the way.” By Jim Weiker, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 520 words. With AP Photos. Mandatory member credit.



— CLEVELAND TRIATHLON-DEATH: Authorities say a 75-year-old man competing in the swimming portion of the Cleveland Triathlon was found unconscious in Lake Erie and later died.

— SWAT STANDOFF-2 DEAD: Police say two men described as persons of interest in a doctor’s slaying have been found dead inside a home after a 12-hour SWAT standoff outside Cleveland.

— EXPECTANT ELEPHANT-OHIO: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio is celebrating World Elephant Day by announcing that one of its Asian elephant moms is expecting.

— POLICE SHOOTING-AKRON: Police in the northeast Ohio city of Akron say officers have shot and killed a man who hours earlier had killed his wife. It was the second police shooting in Akron in less than 24 hours..

— PENCE-OHIO: Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Ohio next week to promote the Trump administration’s tax cuts.


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