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

December 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MARIJUANA-MICHIGAN-NEWS GUIDE

DETROIT — Michigan clears a threshold this week as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes. In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed recreational use by adults who are at least 21. The move comes 10 years after voters approved marijuana to alleviate the effects of certain illnesses. By Ed White. SENT: 560 words.

WHEELCHAIR-USER-CRASHES

CINCINNATI — A man who uses a motorized wheelchair and has been in three crashes over a 10-month period in the Cincinnati-area says he would prefer not to be hit by cars. Neil Kelly tells The Cincinnati Enquirer he has been paralyzed since birth, and he uses the wheelchair to get around the city. SENT: 350 words.

BRIEFS:

— SHIPWRECK ARTIFACTS-SALE: A submersible that helped retrieve gold from an 1857 shipwreck off the South Carolina coast three decades ago is for sale, along with the ship’s large, bronze bell and other artifacts.

— NATIONAL PARK-VISITORS CENTER: Officials say more than 550 individuals, foundations and corporations and a not-for-profit group have raised $7 million for Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s new visitor center.

— FATAL SHOOTING-BUSINESS: Sheriff’s officials say a shooting at a business in suburban Dayton has left one man dead and another seriously injured.

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SPORTS:

FBC--COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

UNDATED — Oklahoma is in the College Football Playoff, moving into the fourth and final spot in the rankings after winning the Big 12 championship. The Sooners (12-1) will face No. 1 Alabama (13-0) in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29 and No. 2 Clemson (13-0) plays No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) in the Cotton Bowl on the same day. Georgia (11-2) dropped a spot to fifth and Ohio State (12-1) remained sixth in the selection committee’s final top 25. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.

ALSO:

— BOWL DAY-THE LATEST

FBC--T25-BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP

INDIANAPOLIS — Dwayne Haskins and Urban Meyer reveled in the victory celebration Saturday night. Now the College Football Playoff selection committee gets to decide whether the Big Ten champions will continue dancing through the next six weeks. By Michael Marot. SENT: 920 words, photos.

SOC--US-BERHALTER

UNDATED — Gregg Berhalter was hired Sunday to coach the U.S. men’s national team, making him the first person to run the Americans after playing for them at the World Cup. Berhalter, who spent the past five seasons as coach of Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew, represents a generational change for an American team staggered by its failure to reach this year’s World Cup after seven straight appearances at soccer’s showcase. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 960 words, photos.

BBA--INDIANS AWARDS

CLEVELAND — Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor has been chosen the club’s Man of the Year by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers of America. Lindor led the Indians to their third straight AL Central championship, batting .277 with 38 home runs and 92 RBIs. SENT: 180 words.

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