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

July 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

US SENATE-OHIO-RENACCI

CINCINNATI — The Republican nominee looking to unseat two-term U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants term limits — such as only two terms for senators. By Angie Wang. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words, photo by 3 p.m.

SMUCKER-PATH FORWARD

NEW YORK — J.M. Smucker, based in Orrville, Ohio, is doing just about everything asked of it in trying to find areas of faster growth, while ditching some of the packaged foods that fewer people seemingly want. SENT: 510 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— GRAIN-THEFT CHARGES: State officials say a man accused of stealing more than $3 million in proceeds from grain he sold on behalf of northern Ohio farmers has pleaded guilty to theft and other charges.

— ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL: Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine has stepped aside from a hot-button case over how Ohio calculated funding for a now-defunct online charter school.

— OHIO VOTING: Ohio voters can start casting ballots in next month’s special election.

— MAYOR RESIGNS-ASSAULT: An Ohio mayor who was charged with assaulting a woman in Florida has announced he is stepping down from office.

— SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES-OHIO: Ohio’s governor and other officials have broken ground on a $45 million center that will be used to test self-driving vehicles.

— CINCINNATI OPERA-SPEARS-SMITH COMMISSION: Composer Gregory Spears and U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith have been commissioned by the Cincinnati Opera to write “Castor and Patience,” a story of black cousins in the American South who disagree about the future of land they inherited. With photo.

— NUCLEAR PLANT-MICHIGAN: A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is back at full power after operating at reduced power for repairs.

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