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

September 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — Their doctors say both major-party candidates for Ohio governor are in good health. Letters from the physicians of Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray were produced at the request of The Associated Press. The two candidates are locked in a close, expensive race this fall to replace Republican Gov. John Kasich, who’s term-limited. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 410 words, photos.


UNDATED — An Associated Press review of gun legislation passed across the country this year finds that states mostly reverted to predictable and partisan form, even after the Las Vegas strip massacre and the Florida high school shooting. Florida was an outlier, with a Republican governor and Republican Legislature agreeing to a wide-ranging package of gun control measures. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 850 words, photos. With BC-US--Guns-Bump Stocks. A longer version also is moving. HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 3:01 A.M. EDT WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26. THIS STORY MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE 3:01 A.M. EDT WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26.



— CHILD SUICIDE-BULLYING: A wrongful death lawsuit accusing an Ohio school district in Cincinnati of denying and covering up bullying of an 8-year-old boy who killed himself will be allowed to proceed.

— FATAL CRASH-GARY NUMAN’S BUS: Police say a tour bus carrying British singer Gary Numan struck and killed a 91-year-old man in Cleveland. With photo.

— MOTHER’S DEPORTATION-APPEAL: A Mexican mother of four U.S. citizens who was deported despite claims of threats by a Mexican drug cartel has returned to her family’s home in Fairfield, Ohio, in the United States.

— TRAFFIC CRASH-DEPUTY INJURED: The State Highway Patrol says a car has hit a deputy’s cruiser, injuring the deputy and the car’s driver in Harrison Township in southwestern Ohio

— NUCLEAR PLANT-MICHIGAN: A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is shut down for refueling and maintenance.




COLUMBUS — Eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs the past two seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets still have the personnel to make another solid run. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 690 words, photos.




UNDATED — The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released a preseason All-America team and will put out a midseason team. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The third All-America watch of the season features a big-time receiver from Stanford, a fab freshman leading streaking Texas, an injured Ohio State star and a game-breaker from Memphis. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 840 words, photos.


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