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

May 4, 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. Mark Gillispie 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MARITAL RAPE

COLUMBUS _ All states have laws making marital rape a crime, but many of those laws also have loopholes. Some states are now taking steps to end an exemption for spouses who rape a partner who has been drugged, is unconscious or is otherwise incapacitated. The issue is getting renewed attention in the #MeToo era. By Julie Carr Smyth and Steve Karnowski. SENT: 1,300 words. AP photos.

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MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-HIV CHARITY

COLUMBUS _ Charity created by a man diagnosed with HIV to provide nutritional assistance Ohioans suffering from severe weight loss caused by AIDS carries on 25 years after his death. By Rita Price, Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 1,245 words. AP Photos. Mandatory member credit.

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BRIEFS:

_ IGUANA THROWN-MAN CHARGED: An iguana injured when a man pulled the lizard from under his shirt and threw it at an Ohio restaurant manager remains in protective custody as a humane society awaits court permission to provide medical treatment.

_ VIDEO REMOVED-FUNDRAISING: Ohio’s attorney general has removed a publicly funded video from his state website after a newspaper reported it was linked to a campaign fundraising email.

_ UNIVERSITY-THEATER NAME: A university in Ohio will remove from a campus theater the last name of an actress who starred in “The Birth of a Nation,” considered one of the most racist movies ever made.

_ DOUBLE ACES-OHIO GOLFER: A golfer who got his first hole-in-one this week at a course in northern Ohio didn’t wait long for his second, recording an ace just six holes later.

_ TRAFFIC STOP SHOOTING-NEWS EMPLOYEE: A photojournalist shot by a sheriff’s deputy while preparing to photograph a late-night traffic stop has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit against the deputy and a central Ohio county.

_ OHIO STATE-LARGEST CLASS: Ohio State University’s spring graduating class has broken yet another school record.

_ FERTILITY CLINIC FAILURES: An Ohio appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that frozen embryos are not people in a lawsuit filed after more than 4,000 eggs and embryos were destroyed inside a malfunctioning storage tank at a hospital fertility clinic.

_ MEASLES-OHIO: The Ohio Department of Health is urging residents to ensure they’re vaccinated for measles amid a resurgence of the highly contagious disease in the U.S.

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