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

October 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CLERGY ABUSE-OHIO

CLEVELAND — Ohio’s largest Roman Catholic diocese plans to release a list of priests who have been removed from their posts because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations. The Diocese of Cleveland said Tuesday that it will release those names, even if the priests are now dead. That would make the state’s largest diocese the fourth of six in Ohio to release such a list. By John Seewer. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SCOTUS-SHERROD BROWN

CINCINNATI — Ohio’s Democratic senator says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rushing the Supreme Court confirmation because he fears more unfavorable things will surface about nominee Brett Kavanaugh. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m. AP photo planned.

ELECTION 2018-TREASURER-OHIO

COLUMBUS — Democratic treasurer candidate Rob Richardson twice in the past faced legal questions about his handling of money, an Associated Press review of court filings shows. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 420 words, photo.

MICHIGAN PIPELINE

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have agreed to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes with another that would run through a tunnel far below the lake bed, officials told The Associated Press.By John Flesher. SENT: 770 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.

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— MICHIGAN PIPELINE-THE LATEST

BRIEFS:

—OPIOID CRISIS-OHIO: The coroner for Franklin County is again warning of a spike in overdose deaths and encouraging friends and family members of those who misuse drugs to obtain an overdose antidote.

— COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY-OHIO: A legislative committee that studied how to improve college affordability recommends Ohio’s public universities adopt tuition-rate guarantees for undergraduates and that the state discontinue a tuition freeze and instead limit how much those institutions can increase tuition.

— MISSING HIKER-BODY FOUND: The body of a Cleves, Ohio, woman has been found a week after she went missing while hiking with her daughter in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

— CONVICTED RAPIST-PRISON SUICIDE: A convicted rapist sentenced to serve thousands of years in an Ohio prison died by suicide last week when he jumped off a prison building at the facility in Grafton.

— ROOMMATE STABBING-STUDENT CHARGED: An Ohio college student from Norwalk who was convicted in his roommate’s fatal stabbing after an alcohol-fueled argument about fast food and sentenced to three years in prison has received an early release.

— MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE-LAWSUIT: A jury has awarded a paralyzed boy and his family $44.5 million in their medical negligence lawsuit against a laboratory in Athens in southeastern Ohio.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-BURFICT

CINCINNATI —Linebacker Vontaze Burfict returns from his latest NFL suspension, rejoining a Bengals defense that has given up a lot of yards and points during Cincinnati’s 3-1 opening run. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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