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

May 25, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-ABORTION

WASHINGTON _ Members of both parties say a flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections. They say the restrictive measures will help Democrats paint the GOP as extreme and woo centrist voters who could decide tight congressional races. Alabama has outlawed virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest. That and other laws have animated Democrats and forced Republican leaders to retreat. By Alan Fram. SENT: 975 words. AP photos.

BALLAST WATER RESEARCH

SUPERIOR, Wisc. _ The University of Wisconsin-Superior is running the only Great Lakes land-based facility that tests the success of technologies designed to prevent the spread of invasive species through ships’ ballast water. The director of the university’s Lake Superior Research Institute tells Wisconsin Public Radio that the treatments that show promise in the lab in Superior are then tested in the harbor. SENT: 330 words.

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MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-STUDENT MOONSHINE

NEW STRAITSVILLE _ Ohio college students learn the brewing business while making moonshine in college course. By Chris Crook, Zanesville Times Recorder. SENT: 780 words. AP photos.

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BRIEFS:

_ GREAT LAKES-COLD TEMPERATURES: It’s certainly more chills than thrills in the Great Lakes as the summer season unofficially kicks off with the Memorial Day weekend.

_ COUNTY JAIL-CLEVELAND: A sheriff who oversees a troubled county jail in Cleveland says he plans to resign this summer for personal reasons.

_ STABBING-WOMAN KILLED: Denial pleas have been entered in an Ohio juvenile court for two teen girls accused of engaging in a plot leading to the fatal stabbing of one teen’s mother.

_ OHIO STATE-TRUSTEE RESIGNS: The chairman of Ohio State University’s trustees has resigned after nearly seven years on the board, citing “personal and private issues.”

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