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

November 29, 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. Kantele Franko 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW YORK — The long-running federal court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born to addicts? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local governments and other entities such as hospitals. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 570 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


— OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUITS-THE LATEST: A panel of judges is expressing skepticism about whether lawsuits brought on behalf of babies born in opioid withdrawal should have their cases considered separately from hundreds of government entities also suing the drug industry over an opioid crisis.


WAVERLY — The third of four family members charged with killing eight people from another family will be arraigned in the southern Ohio court where her adult sons pleaded not guilty this week. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 1:30 p.m. arraignment, developed on merits.


— SHOOTING DEATHS-TEEN BOYS: Akron police investigating the shootings of two teenagers say it appears one boy accidentally shot the other and then killed himself. They initially said both teens died.

— CHILDREN SHOT-OHIO: A man accused of shooting into a home and injuring a 22-month-old girl and a 9-year-old girl has been charged with felonious assault in Hamilton.

— EVENT FEE FIGHT: Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is opposing a proposed 5 percent fee on arts, sports and entertainment ticket sales in Columbus as debate over the proposal continues.

— XGR--SEX CRIMES-TIME LIMITS: Some Democratic state lawmakers want Ohio to eliminate time limits on when people can be charged with or sued over rape or attempted rape.

— XGR--STRANGULATION-FELONY: The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that would make strangulation and suffocation of partners and family members a felony.

— STUN GUN-STUDENT: A northeast Ohio sheriff’s office is investigating a school resource officer’s use of a stun gun on a 17-year-old male student during an argument between him and an administrator at the Wayne County Schools Career Center.

— MAYORAL AIDES SUSPENDED: Two top officials for the mayor of Cleveland have been suspended for bypassing airport security at the city-owned airport.

— EARNS-ABERCROMBIE & FITCH: New Albany-based Abercrombie & Fitch Co. reports fiscal third-quarter earnings of $23.9 million, topping Wall Street expectations.




The winner of Saturday’s Big Ten championship between No. 21 Northwestern and No. 6 Ohio State will be crowned the conference champion and establish the league’s postseason pecking order, but Big Ten officials will spend the pregame festivities watching scoreboards to see if the Buckeyes get enough help to claim one of the four precious playoff spots with a win. SENT: 385 words.


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