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

December 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

GORILLA LAWSUIT-CINCINNATI

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo is asking a federal judge to force the return of silverback gorilla Ndume, who was loaned to The Gorilla Foundation as a companion to Koko, a gorilla famed for mastering sign language. By Angie Wang. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m. AP Photos planned.

MICHIGAN PIPELINE

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is dropping a proposal to have the Mackinac Bridge Authority oversee the construction and operation of a tunnel to house a replacement oil pipeline in the Great Lakes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

BRIEFS:

— CAMPUS LOCKDOWN: Authorities say a lockdown has been lifted at Youngstown State University hours after police received a report about someone with a gun on campus.

— 4 KILLED-TRAFFIC CRASH: Authorities in Akron say a car has crashed into a retaining wall and a light pole and burst into flames, killing all four people in the vehicle.

— KENT STATE-MAY 4 SHOOTINGS: An alumnus is planning Kent State University’s commemoration of 50 years since Ohio National Guard members fatally shot four students there and wounded nine during protests of the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970.

— JAILED MAN DEATH-LAWSUIT: The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal by Montgomery County seeking immunity in a wrongful death lawsuit involving an inmate who died in 2012 during a medical emergency.

— WRIGHT BROTHERS MONUMENT: Two nonprofits have pledged funding for a proposed monument honoring the Wright brothers near Dayton in southwest Ohio.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-NEW LOW

CINCINNATI — One of the worst stretches of coach Marvin Lewis’ 16 seasons in Cincinnati has left the Bengals with no answers and little hope that things will get any better in December. Lewis’ future will be front-and-center in discussions the rest of the way. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.

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