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

December 3, 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 is on the desk at 7:30 a.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

GORILLA LAWSUIT-CINCINNATI

CINCINNATI — An Ohio zoo that’s suing a conservatory for the return of a gorilla has asked a judge to rule in the zoo’s favor without going to trial. The Cincinnati Zoo in October sued The Gorilla Foundation for the return of the silverback gorilla who served as a companion to Koko, the late gorilla famed for mastering sign language. The 37-year-old Ndume was loaned to the California-based foundation in 1991 under a contract that was revised to guarantee his transfer after Koko’s death. By Angie Wang. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m. AP Photos planned.

MICHIGAN PIPELINE

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday abandoned his proposal to have Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge Authority oversee the construction and operation of a tunnel to house a replacement for a controversial oil pipeline in the Great Lakes, noting that the proposal did not have enough legislative support. By David Eggert. SENT: 520 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— GENERAL MOTORS-RESTRUCTURING: Ohio’s two U.S. senators say they’ll meet with the head of General Motors this week to discuss what can be done to stop its northeastern Ohio assembly plant from closing.

— SCHOOL GUARD-RAPE CHARGES: A security guard at a Cleveland high school who’s accused of sexually assaulting a student has been indicted on charges including rape and sexual battery.

— CAMPUS LOCKDOWN: Authorities say a lockdown has been lifted at Youngstown State University hours after police received a report about someone with a gun on campus.

— 4 KILLED-TRAFFIC CRASH: Authorities in Akron say a car has crashed into a retaining wall and a light pole and burst into flames, killing all four people in the vehicle.

— KENT STATE-MAY 4 SHOOTINGS: An alumnus is planning Kent State University’s commemoration of 50 years since Ohio National Guard members fatally shot four students there and wounded nine during protests of the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970.

— JAILED MAN DEATH-LAWSUIT: The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal by Montgomery County seeking immunity in a wrongful death lawsuit involving an inmate who died in 2012 during a medical emergency.

— WRIGHT BROTHERS MONUMENT: Two nonprofits have pledged funding for a proposed monument honoring the Wright brothers near Dayton in southwest Ohio.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-NEW LOW

CINCINNATI — One of the worst stretches of coach Marvin Lewis’ 16 seasons in Cincinnati has left the Bengals with no answers and little hope that things will get any better in December. Lewis’ future will be front-and-center in discussions the rest of the way. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.

FBN--BROWNS-MCCARTHY

BEREA — Mike McCarthy’s candidacy to become Cleveland’s next coach has gotten more legitimate. McCarthy was fired Sunday by the Green Bay Packers, who dumped their Super-Bowl wining coach amid a disappointing season and growing rift with star quarterback Aaron Rodger. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.

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