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

May 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

OBIT-TIM CONWAY

NEW YORK _ Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died. He was 85. The native of Willoughby, Ohio, died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles care facility after a long illness. By Lynn Elber and Mark Kennedy. SENT: 720 words, photos.

URANIUM PLANT CLEANUP-SCHOOL CLOSING

PIKETON _ The discovery of trace amounts of radioactive material in and around a southern Ohio middle school has prompted district officials to close the building while more tests are done and health impacts are evaluated. Scioto Valley Local School District’s Zahn’s Corner Middle School is several miles from the U.S. Energy Department’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which produced enriched uranium until 2001 and where a nuclear waste disposal site is under construction. SENT: 400 words

LAKE ERIE-HIGH WATER

PORT CLINTON _ High water on Lake Erie has been flooding streets and houses in Ohio, and residents are bracing for more problems. The water levels are expected to approach records this summer. All the Great Lakes have been rising for several years and now are seeing an increase from winter’s melting snow and recent heavy rains. SENT: 300 words, photo.

KLAN GROUP-RALLY

DAYTON _ Ku Klux Klan group and the city of Dayton have agreed on rules for a rally the group plans in that city. Dayton filed a lawsuit against the Madison, Indiana-based Honorable Sacred Knights citing danger to the community if the group held a paramilitary-type rally May 25. A court-approved consent decree announced Monday settling that lawsuit prevents the group from wearing paramilitary or tactical gear and carrying assault rifles. Group members are allowed to carry certain firearms and wear masks. SENT: 330 words.

BRIEFS:

_ POLICE PURSUITS-STANDARDS: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants a state board to develop a law enforcement standard regarding police pursuits.

_ OHIO HOUSE PRIORITIES: The GOP and Democratic leaders in the Ohio House say improving foster care in light of the state’s addictions epidemic is a top legislative priority this year

_ TOWING SERVICES-SPOTTERS: A bill that would prohibit towing services from hiring “spotters” to report illegally parked vehicles is up for consideration in an Ohio House committee.

_ LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL: A historic site in southern Indiana is now part of a new 1,200-mile (1,931-kilometer) expansion of the Lewis and Clark Historic Trail.

_ FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER-ARREST: A judge set bail at $50,000 for a former player for the New England Patriots and the Cleveland Browns who is accused in Concord, New Hampshire, of violating a protective order. With photos.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BROWNS-BECKHAM

BEREA _ Odell Beckham Jr. is finally practicing with the Cleveland Browns. The star wide receiver was on the field for the first organized team activity practice. Beckham skipped Cleveland’s voluntary workout program last month, and his absence drew criticism and highlighted the perception he’s selfish. The Browns acquired the three-time Pro Bowler from the Giants in a blockbuster trade in March. By Tom Withers. SENT: 340 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.

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