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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 2:30 pm, OH

May 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

PORT OF CLEVELAND-CRUISE SHIPS

CLEVELAND _ The Port Cleveland is planning to develop a more permanent U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility to process cruise passengers disembarking in the Lake Erie city. The Plain Dealer reports that the Port of Cleveland is planning to spend $600,000 to develop the facility for an increasing number of Great Lakes cruise passengers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

EXCHANGE-BICYCLE COURIERS

COLUMBUS _ Ohio capital’s last few bicycle couriers still zip around the city to make a living in a job that has dwindled as electronic filing has increased. When 42-year-old Kevin Cash started as courier 20 years ago, about two dozen cyclists made a full-time living plying the city streets. Now, there are only four. By Ken Gordon, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 850 words, photos. An AP Member Exchange. Member credit mandatory.

BRIEFS:

_ SPACE EXPLORATION-MUSEUM: A new permanent exhibit focusing on space exploration and the Ohio native who was the first person to walk on the moon has opened at a Cincinnati museum.

_ MOTORCYCLE OFFICER INJURED-CRASH: Akron police say Police say the driver of a minivan failed to yield at an intersection and struck and seriously injured a motorcycle officer.

_ NATIONAL POLICE WEEK-OHIO OFFICERS: The police cruiser doors of two Westerville officers shot and killed in the line of duty are on display in Washington, D.C., during National Police Week.

_ FRESHMAN LAWMAKERS-TOUR: A bipartisan group of freshman Ohio lawmakers has completed the first of planned tours around the state, beginning with rural counties.

SPORTS:

FBN--DOLPHINS-WALTON

MIAMI _ Running back Mark Walton, arrested three times this offseason by police in Miami, has signed with his hometown Dolphins. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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