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

November 24, 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. Kantele Franko 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

PRISON-OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

CHILLICOTHE — A prosecutor says investigators haven’t been able to determine how an inmate and 23 staff members at a southern Ohio prison were exposed to and sickened by a mix of heroin and the potent painkiller fentanyl. SENT: 300 words.

MICHIGAN PIPELINE

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes — a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop. By John Flesher and David Eggert. SENT: 975 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-PENGUINS-WEATHER

CINCINNATI — Some penguins at the Cincinnati Zoo like the chill of winter, while others among them prefer warmer weather. By Terry DeMio, The Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 460 words. Mandatory member credit. Pursuing photos.

BRIEFS:

— HEPATITIS OUTBREAK-OHIO: Ohio has logged more than 900 cases of hepatitis A this year amid an outbreak around the state and some neighboring states.

— BUS ACCIDENT-HOSPITAL: Ohio State University says about 20 employees from its medical center were hurt when a tow truck ran a red light and hit the side of the bus carrying them to work.

— MURDER-SUICIDE-REPORTER KILLED: A 30-year-old Cleveland reporter who was fatally shot by her uncle in a murder-suicide is being remembered with a public memorial service.

— IDENTITY THEFT: An Oregon, man accused of stealing an Ohio man’s identify and trying to use it to take over the lease of a luxury car has pleaded not guilty to identity theft.

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SPORTS:

FBC--MICHIGAN-OHIO STATE

COLUMBUS — No. 4 Michigan meets No. 10 Ohio State with the Big Ten East and a trip to the conference championship game going to the winner. By Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started at noon.

BKN--ROCKETS-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND — A day after getting their first road win, the Cavaliers try to keep things going at home as they host the Houston Rockets. UPCOMING: 650 words photos. Game time 7:30 p.m.

HKN--BLUE JACKETS-PENGUINS

PITTSBURGH — Metropolitan Division rivals Columbus and Pittsburgh meet on Saturday night when the Blue Jackets visit the Penguins. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.

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