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AP-OH--Ohio News Coverage Advisory 9 am, OH

November 15, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WINTRY WEATHER

BYHALIA, Miss. — A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. The wintry weather was barreling eastward Thursday, with snow and ice expected from Ohio and the Appalachian Mountains through Washington, D.C., New York and New England. By Adrian Sainz and Jeff Amy. SENT: 470 words, photos, video.

ALSO:

— WINTRY WEATHER-OHIO: A mix of freezing rain and ice has hit parts of Ohio causing power outages and delaying and closing schools in some areas.

CONGRESS-LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 950 words, photos, video

TRAPPED STUDENT DEATH

CINCINNATI — Findings and recommendations are coming from two companies hired by Cincinnati authorities for independent reviews into the failed response to a 16-year-old student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after meeting expected to start at 10 a.m. Developed on merits.

BRIEFS:

— RED WOLVES-AKRON ZOO: The Akron Zoo says two wolves that are a part of a critically endangered species have come to live at the zoo as part of a Species Survival Plan.

— HAUNTED HOUSE-MOCK RAPE: Springfield Township police in northeast Ohio say they won’t file criminal charges in connection with a haunted house attraction where visitors complained that actors simulated raping them.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-LEWIS IN CHARGE

CINCINNATI — Marvin Lewis hadn’t designed a defensive game plan since his glory days with the Ravens. He’s trying to balance his roles as Bengals head coach and defensive coordinator from here out, which is quite a challenge. “I’ve got it,” Lewis says. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

FBN--BENGALS-RAVENS PREVIEW

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens face an uncertain quarterback situation heading into Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, who have plenty of issues of their own. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. For weekend use.

FBC--CINCINNATI’S RESURGENCE

CINCINNATI — Coach Luke Fickell listens to ’80s hits and country music while driving to his office, so he’s unaware of the talk about how he’s turned around the Bearcats’ football team in one year. No. 19 Cincinnati is in contention for the American Athletic title at it prepares to play at 11th-ranked and undefeated UCF on Saturday. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

UNDATED: This season has been plain weird for the Buckeyes with all the off-field distraction and uneven on-field performances. Yet they’re still in line to play for the Big Ten championship if they take care of business at Maryland and win “The Game” against Michigan for the seventh straight year. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 525 words, photos.

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