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

September 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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:

POLITICAL ICE CREAM

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Bernie Sanders’ home state are putting their ice cream expertise to work to support seven congressional candidates — including one in Ohio - that they call progressive. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

OHIO STATE-ENDOWMENT FIGHT

COLUMBUS — The family of an Ohio State University alumnus who endowed over $30 million to the school before he died is fighting to stop the university from using money from that endowment for fundraising purposes. The family of Michael Moritz contends the money withdrawn as “development fees” should go to scholarships rather than to fundraising. Ohio State says withdrawal of the fees is legal. SENT: 420 words.

BRIEFS:

— CLIMATE ADAPTATION CONFERENCE: A conference at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is bringing together experts to share ideas on dealing with a warming climate in the Great Lakes region.

— DRUG CASE-QAUDRIPLEGIC: A quadriplegic suspected of running a drug pipeline between California and Ohio has been indicted in Akron on drug charges nearly two years after a judge decided it would be too costly to imprison him in another case.

— MULTISTATE THEFT SUSPECTS-ARRESTS: Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Greenhills say five people accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of merchandise from vendors in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky with an invalid credit card have been charged with theft and fraud.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS FLATTENED

CINCINNATI — The Bengals’ defense gave up a lot of yards passing during a pair of opening wins. It got flattened — 230 yards rushing allowed — in a loss at Carolina that spotlighted its inexperience. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

FBN--BROWNS-MAYFIELD STARTS

CLEVELAND — The Baker Mayfield era has officially kicked off. Mayfield was named the Browns’ new starting quarterback on Monday, and the No. 1 pick will make his first start Sunday at Oakland. By Tom Withers. SENT: 310 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.

FBC--T25-OHIO STATE-HASKINS

COLUMBUS — Dwayne Haskins Jr.’s name is starting to come up in Heisman Trophy conversations, and that talk will only get louder if he can go into a hostile “white out” at Beaver Stadium and lead No. 4 Ohio State past No. 9 Penn State on Saturday night. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.

FBC--NORTHWESTERN-LARKIN RETIRES

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern leading rusher Jeremy Larkin is retiring from football after being diagnosed with cervical stenosis, a condition that causes narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck and upper back. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.

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