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

March 10, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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UPCOMING MONDAY

CINCINNATI _ Attorneys for Ohio Republican officials will call witnesses this week to defend the state’s congressional map. A federal trial enters its second week Monday in a lawsuit by voter rights groups that say the current seats resulted from “an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.” Their witnesses have including Democratic activists and voters who have expressed frustration and confusion with districts that have stayed at 12 Republicans, four Democrats, since they were drawn ahead of the 2012 elections. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m. to be updated from hearing set to start at 9 a.m. EDT.

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TOP STORIES:

WOUNDED STUDENTS

SAVANNAH, Georgia _ Educators are encountering more “wounded students” in their classrooms, but experts say they don’t always know how to address the needs of students who may have experienced trauma from abuse, neglect, violence, poverty, loss and witnessing the abuse of a parent or sibling. The founder and chief executive officer of Hope 4 the Wounded in Ohio aims to help these students told the National Youth-At-Risk Conference in Savannah that educators must work to restore the self-esteem of such students. SENT: 200 words.

EXCHANGE-HATS FOR HOMELESS

COLUMBUS _ Student employees at Ohio Dominican University’s Computer Helpdesk are putting away electronics to knit hats and scarves they plan to hand out to homeless men and women. By Eric Lagatta, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 830 words, photos. An AP Member Exchange. Member credit mandatory.

BRIEFS:

_ SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION: Some cast members of the “The Shawshank Redemption” are planning to reunite in Ohio for the film’s 25th anniversary.

_ TRANSPORTATION BILL-SCOOTERS: An Ohio House transportation budget bill now in the state Senate for consideration includes regulations over light-weight electric scooters, which have been showing up in some Ohio communities

_ NATIONAL FOREST-PRESCRIBED FIRE: Nearly 2,000 acres of Wayne National Forest in Ohio will be intentionally burned over the next three months as part of the area’s fire management efforts.

_ DOUBLE FATAL-OHIO: Authorities say a car has crashed into a pole in Dayton and the two people in the vehicle have died.

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