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

May 8, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DETROIT _ General Motors is negotiating the sale of its shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio, to a company that builds electric trucks. The company confirmed Wednesday that it’s in talks with Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group to sell the huge facility, and also announced plans to invest $700 million in three Ohio factories to create 450 additional jobs. By Tom Krisher and John Seewer. SENT: 880 words, photos.


FINDLAY _ Marathon Petroleum Corp. is merging two of its oil and gas pipeline, transportation and storage operations for $9 billion. MPLX and Andeavor Logistics are both master limited partnerships and the company had raised the possibility that it might combine the two Columbus-based companies late last year. The enterprise value of the deal is listed at $14 billion on Wednesday.


_ ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN-OPIOIDS: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who heads to Ohio this week, has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America’s opioid epidemic, proposing to spend $100 billion over 10 years on battling the consequences of addiction. By Elana Schor. With photos.

_ OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR: The State Medical Board says a judge shouldn’t let Ohio State University publicly share information from an old board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct.

_ AMISH BUGGY-MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Authorities say a motorcycle has struck an Amish buggy in Geauga County, killing the man driving the motorcycle and injuring all four people in the horse-drawn vehicle.

_ CRASH-OFFICER INJURED: Authorities say a car struck a police officer’s cruiser in a construction zone in Stow and the car’s driver and the officer were injured.

_ DOGS SEIZED-OHIO: An Ohio sheriff’s office says authorities have seized more than 100 dogs from a home in Miami County that is now condemned and two teens in the home have been moved to a different residence.

_ NATURE PRESERVE-LAKESIDE DAISY: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has dedicated the addition of 118 acres to a nature preserve to help protect more than 700,000 plants of the endangered Lakeside daisy species.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-INDIANA: Authorities say a Union City, Ohio, man who died in a police-involved shooting in eastern Indiana died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.




COLUMBUS _ The Blue Jackets’ two best players apparently don’t want to be in Columbus anymore. Their departure will ripple through just about every move the team makes in the offseason. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and winger Artemi Panarin are unrestricted free agents and almost certainly will be out the door, likely on to warmer climes. Retooling the roster to compensate for the loss of the Russians will mean a busy and interesting summer for general manager Jarmo Kekalainen. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.


CANTON _ A poem that hung in Kevin Mawae’s locker is among more than 200 items he’s donated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with many to be displayed this summer as part of an exhibit featuring Mawae as a member of the Class of 2019. Mawae says the collection represents a lifetime of football and love of a game that means so much to his family and allows him to share both his journey and the privilege of being in the Hall of Fame. SENT: 260 words, photos.


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