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

November 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2020-PRESIDENT SHERROD BROWN?

CINCINNATI — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the winningest Democrats in Ohio history, says he is seriously considering a 2020 presidential run. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 320 words by 2:30 p.m.

BRIEFS:

— DISABLED STUDENTS-LAWSUIT: Ohio’s Department of Education and an advocacy group have a proposed agreement to settle a 25-year-old lawsuit about the education of students with disabilities.

— DRUGS IN UNDERWEAR: Police in Alliance say a man arrested during a traffic stop had 33 grams of meth stashed in his underwear.

— VETERANS-MEMORIAL MONUMENT: A monument honoring 327 soldiers, sailors, Marines and nurses who died during World War I has been unveiled in a cemetery in the Toledo suburb of Sylvania.

— POLAR BEAR-ZOO: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has acquired an addition to its polar bear family

— ORCHESTRA-JAMIE FARR: Actor Jamie Farr will join the Cleveland Orchestra for its Christmas concerts this year.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS ON THE SKIDS

CINCINNATI — The defense can’t stop anyone, not even a team trying to run out the clock. The best player on offense is out indefinitely. The Bengals’ momentum from a 4-1 start is all gone, and they’re not sure how to get it back. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBN--BENGALS-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

CINCINNATI — The Bengals have fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday, a day after a 51-14 loss to the Saints , and put head coach Marvin Lewis in charge of trying to resuscitate a historically bad unit. By Joe Kay. 530 words, photos.

FBN--MUCH BETTER BROWNS

CLEVELAND — Maybe it was Hue Jackson, because for one of first times in years, the Cleveland Browns put it all together Sunday in a convincing win over Atlanta. The Browns looked legit, like an NFL capable of winning consistently and not the one the fired Jackson mismanaged for two-plus seasons. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

ALSO:

— FBN--SAINTS-PAYTON-FIRE ALARM: Saints coach Sean Payton says he broke a blaring fire alarm in visitor’s locker room at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown stadium and that he intends to ensure the repairs are paid for. With photos.

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