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

January 2, 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 is on the desk can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SPORTS BETTING-STATES

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ Dozens of states are expected to consider legalizing sports betting this year, but they should not expect it to provide a windfall for their budgets. Seven states joined Nevada in legalizing sports gambling after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed it last year. Their experience shows that it provides just a fraction of overall state tax revenue. As the market quickly expands, that is likely to be diluted even further. By Wayne Parry and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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SPORTS BETTING FOR DUMMIES

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ Wanna bet on sports? First, make sure you know what you’re doing _ and the odds against you. Seven U.S. states now offer legal sports gambling, and as many as 30 more will consider jumping on board in 2019. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 1,290 words, photos.

CLEVELAND AIRPORT-DROP-OFF DEBATE

CLEVELAND _ The Cleveland airport is now restricting passenger drop-offs in front of the terminal as traffic and congestion have increased _ likely to the displeasure of travelers, according to transportation companies. Changes at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport take effect this week. SENT: 270 words.

BRIEFS:

_ NEW YEAR’S GUNFIRE: Police in Columbus say a man shot his neighbor in the shoulder after he told the man to stop firing his gun to celebrate the New Year.

_ XGR--MILITARY SPOUSES-UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: A new Ohio law allows the spouses of transferred military members to collect unemployment benefits if a move forces spouses to quit their jobs.

_ SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT-DEATH: Police in Massillon say a man accused of shoplifting collapsed after he was arrested while trying to flee officers and has died.

_ SHERIFF’S DEPUTY-SEX CHARGES: A former sheriff’s deputy in Ohio accused of having two inmates perform oral sex on him inside the county jail while he was still a deputy has been charged with sexual battery.

_ BUS SERVICE-BUDGET CUTS: Riders who rely on Sunday and holiday bus service in Toledo are bracing for the end of that service due to budget cuts

_ PEDESTRIAN STRUCK-INDIANA: Authorities say a 47-year-old Ohio man has died after being struck by a car while crossing a roadway near a casino in southeastern Indiana.

_ APPALACHIA-ALUMINUM MILL: The company trying to build a $1.68 billion aluminum mill in eastern Kentucky backed in part by state taxpayers says it has spent $15.7 million on construction so far.

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