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AP-OH--Ohio News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, OH

September 12, 2018

Good morning. 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. Mark Gillispie 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS -- Two men who worked at an Ohio State University doctor’s off-campus clinic says things that seemed odd about it then appear more suspicious in light of claims that he sexually abused male athletes and other students. They say Richard Strauss conducted exams alone at the sparsely equipped clinic and marketed it in the campus newspaper with ads touting prompt treatment of genital problems, plus a student discount. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 675 words. AP Photos.


NORFOLK, Va. -- Some military families and others have taken to Camp Lejeune’s Facebook page, venting fears and questioning why there was no mandatory evacuation of the Jacksonville, North Carolina base ahead of Hurricane Florence. The powerful storm is headed for a region that also includes Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island in South Carolina. Camp Lejeune officials say anyone who hasn’t evacuated will have food, water and protection. By Sarah Rankin. SENT: 570 words. AP Photos.



— BUS LANE-CINCINNATI: Cincinnati will test a bus-only traffic lane in its downtown area.

— OPIOID SCIENCE-OHIO: Ohio is set to announce prize winners in the second stage of its global technology challenge aimed at finding solutions to the U.S. opioid crisis.

— PRESIDENT TAFT-OHIO FUNDRAISER: Former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft is set to address attendees at a political fundraiser named for his famous great-grandfather.




UNDATED -- This marquee matchup is for all of those “Little Sisters of the Poor” teams that Ohio State’s former president once said the Buckeyes wouldn’t play, though a lot sure has changed since that statement went viral nearly eight years ago. When No. 15 TCU, now a Power Five team, plays No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday night, Gordon Gee may even have a different rooting interest. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words by 6 p.m. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI -- Andy Dalton’s 49-yard touchdown pass in the closing seconds of the season finale at Baltimore knocked the Ravens out of playoff contention and helped coach Marvin Lewis get a two-year extension in Cincinnati. Both teams are coming off opening wins as they resume their AFC North rivalry on Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium, where the Ravens won 20-0 last year. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.


LOS ANGELES -- As legalized sports gambling rolls across the nation, the people who make sports television are ready to ride the boom with a series of shows explicitly about betting. Fox Sports 1′s “Lock It In” began daily production this week as the first of several planned major-platform shows focused on point spreads, odds and helping their viewers to make better bets. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words by 9 p.m.


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