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

October 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO

CLEVELAND — One of Ohio’s large-scale medical marijuana cultivators expects to sell the state’s first legal pot to licensed dispensaries sometime in December. Buckeye Relief LLC, which is based outside of Cleveland in Eastlake, planted its first seeds July 31 after the state granted the company permission to begin growing pot for Ohio’s fledgling medical marijuana industry. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 840 words, photos.

ATTORNEY GENERAL-VIOLENT CRIME

COLUMBUS — Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to provide an update on a Bush era crime-fighting strategy that emphasizes aggressive prosecution of gun and gang crimes. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated with 130 words from event set to start at 3:15 p.m., then 500 words, photos by 5:30 p.m. EDT.

TRUMP-PORN STAR

COLUMBUS — Two women arrested with adult film actress Stormy Daniels at a strip club have sued Columbus vice detectives claiming the officers conspired to retaliate against Daniels for her sex allegations concerning Donald Trump before he became president. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

BRIEFS:

— USA DIVING-SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT: USA Diving is seeking to be dismissed as a defendant in a federal lawsuit from several female divers who say they were sexually abused and exploited by a former coach who worked in Ohio and Indiana.

— CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOTING: A judge won’t dismiss misdemeanor charges against five Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to supervise a high-speed chase that ended in the deaths from police gunfire of two unarmed black people in 2012.

— RHINO BITE: Officials at an Ohio zoo say a 1-year-old baby rhinoceros has bitten the tip of a man’s finger during a behind-the-scenes tour at the facility.

— ELECTION 2018-GOVENOR-OHIO: Two-time Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein (styn) is in Ohio stumping for the party’s gubernatorial candidate.

— KROGER-WALGREENS PILOT: The nation’s biggest grocery and drugstore chains are testing a plan to work together, trying to keep pace with Americans who increasingly shop with the click of a button or a swipe on an iPad.

— ANTI-BARKING ORDINANCE: City councilors in Akron, Ohio, are backing off on a proposed ordinance that would jail dog owners if their dogs bark excessively.

— GREAT OHIOANS-NOMINATIONS: A state board and foundation are seeking nominations for the 2019 class of “Great Ohioans.”

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-DALTON’S REVIVAL

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton had a perfect passer rating in the first half of the Bengals’ latest victory, looking very comfortable in a new offense that’s left him revived. By Joe Kay. 600 words by 6 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BBA--ALDS--INDIANS ROTATION

CLEVELAND — Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger will start Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Houston Astros. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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