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

May 3, 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. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins is on the desk and 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

REDISTRICTING-OHIO

CINCINNATI _ A federal court ruled Friday that Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional and ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections. A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati ruled unanimously that district boundaries were manipulated for partisan gain by Republican mapmakers and violates voters’ rights to democratically select their representatives. The ruling blocks Ohio from holding another election under the current map. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 600 words. May be updated.

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FAMILY DIES-OHIO HOME

DELAWARE, Ohio _ Extremely high levels of carbon monoxide were measured inside a home where four family members were found dead in central Ohio, safety officials said at a news conference on Friday. Genoa Township police have identified the family members as 50-year-old Richard Reitter III, 49-year-old Jennifer Reitter, and their two children, 15-year-old Richard Reitter IV and 13-year-old Grace Reitter. The family’s three dogs also were found dead. SENT: 320 words. AP Photo upcoming.

NUCLEAR PLANTS-OHIO

TOLEDO, Ohio _ Ohio lawmakers who’ve been peppered with complaints about a proposal to rescue the state’s two nuclear power plants are making changes to address some of those concerns. Yet the pending legislation still calls for adding a surcharge to every electric bill in the state. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

BRIEFS:

_ POLICE SHOOTING-FATAL: An Ohio grand jury has concluded two sheriff’s deputies followed use-of-force policies and protocols when they fatally shot an armed man who shot and injured one of them.

_ CINCINNATI MARATHON: It’s a big weekend for runners in Cincinnati. Some 37,000 people are registered for events and races of a variety of lengths that begin Friday and culminate with Sunday’s full marathon.

_ PAROLE BOARD-CHANGES: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced several changes to the Ohio Parole Board meant to diversify the professional backgrounds of board members.

_ HOSPITAL-STRIKE: Nurses and technicians at an Ohio hospital say they’re ready to strike next week if they can’t reach an agreement with management.

_ JOBSOHIO-SALARIES: Ohio’s privatized job-creation office says its new leader will make $350,000 this year before benefits and any performance bonus.

_ FATAL CRASH-TROOPER: A prosecutor in Ohio says a State Highway Patrol trooper accused of causing a head-on crash that killed the other vehicle’s driver has been charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

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SPORTS:

REDS-SENZEL

CINCINNATI _ The Cincinnati Reds are bringing up top prospect Nick Senzel for his major league debut. The 23-year-old outfielder will bat second and play center field against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. SENT: 200 words. Will be updated.

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