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

November 11, 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 until 5 p.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CLEVELAND — A conservative advocacy group suing Kent State University officials argues the Ohio school is impeding free speech with a $1,800 fee to provide security for a planned gun-rights discussion at the student center. SENT: 330 words.


— TRANSGENDER STUDENT-LAWSUIT: A professor is suing officials at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth after receiving a written warning for violating its nondiscrimination policy by not addressing a transgender student using the gender terms preferred by that student.

— BELATED BLIMP RIDE: Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. honored a Stark County man’s voucher for a free blimp ride 17 years after it was awarded to him.

— COLUMBUS SCHOOLS-SUPERINTENDENT: Ohio’s largest school district, Columbus Local Schools, has approved a contract agreement with its new superintendent.

— EVENT FEE FIGHT: A newly formed group is supporting a proposed 7 percent fee on arts, sports and entertainment ticket sales in Ohio’s capital city as debate over the proposal continues.




STORRS, Conn. — Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and No. 2 UConn opened its quest for a 12th national title on Sunday with an 85-53 rout of Ohio State. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 300 words, photos.


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